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No flying cars

2002-03-25 17:51:55+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

A rant on luser pilots flying into the EAA gathering at Oshkosh is a reminder of why we don't want "flying cars" in our future.

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#Comment made: 2002-03-25 18:47:20+00 by: TheSHAD0W

> After getting back from Oshkosh I unpacked the airplane, put it away
> and walked into the pilot's lounge here at the virtual airport to
> see what had happened while I was gone.

It's probably because I'm no pilot, but when I read "unpacked the airplane", I reversed the idea, and was wondering what the hell you'd pack an airplane in?

#Comment made: 2002-03-25 19:05:38+00 by: Dan Lyke

Of course that got me thinking about folding airplanes. My sister's ex-husband(?) (complicated relationship involving green cards) died when the ultralight he was flying folded unexpectedly. Tasteless remark about fitting the results in a suitcase omitted.

#Comment made: 2002-03-25 19:50:20+00 by: Larry Burton [edit history]

> Then I saw a note on AVsig from a person who had been listening to
> pilots calling in the blind on 122.75 and 122.85 while en route to OSH
> asking for someone to tell them the arrival procedure.

This one statement explains it all. Prior to even doing the walkaround you've got to know what the arrival procedure is for your destination and alternate airports. That's just a part of the basic planning procedure. This is like climbing halfway up the face of a cliff without giving any thought as to how you're going to come back down.