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The Only Time I've Ever Voluntarily Quit a Round (Disturbing)

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7 hours ago, Vinsk said:

That’s my point...is this really necessary? We can see and appreciate the plane sitting still and allowing us to get up close, touch it. Then watch it take off. It’s pointless showboating is what it is. Shame. Stop the high risk moves for entertainment or be done with them altogether imo.

Who’s to say what’s “necessary”.  The pilots understand the risks and accept them.  We have more than enough people telling us what we should or should not be doing.  

3 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

From the clip...do you think he knew it was over at that moment? That’s the haunting part to me...just awful.

Yep.  No doubt.  He had a few seconds to realize what he had done...

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1 hour ago, David in FL said:

I’m a pilot.

No.  Although this aircraft has ejection seats, the type of stall described wouldn’t allow for their use…

You are right on both points.  However, this now being a privately owned aircraft, the ejection seat rocket motors were removed before sale to the civilian  owner.  Those motors are classified "1.1G"  which is a high-explosives designation.  That would bring all kinds of regulatory headaches from the DOT and ATF.    

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43 minutes ago, LightsOut said:

You are right on both points.  However, this now being a privately owned aircraft, the ejection seat rocket motors were removed before sale to the civilian  owner.  Those motors are classified "1.1G"  which is a high-explosives designation.  That would bring all kinds of regulatory headaches from the DOT and ATF.    

 

Yeah...I was thinking the same thing.😏

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On 11/2/2019 at 8:23 PM, iacas said:

He couldn't eject or get out?

Only fighter jets have ejector seats, on these you have to unstrap and open a bulky door. Pilot has no chance unless 1000 foot altitude,

 

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4 hours ago, cia2a said:

Only fighter jets have ejector seats, on these you have to unstrap and open a bulky door. Pilot has no chance unless 1000 foot altitude,

 

That’s not true.  
 

Although this particular aircraft had its ejection seats deactivated as a civilian owned, surplus Aircraft, the OV-1 was equipped with ejection seats.  Though not all that many, there are other aircraft so equipped too...

 

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On 11/4/2019 at 5:04 AM, Vinsk said:

I don’t know anything about flying but it sure seems like he could’ve ejected. No?

Or landed the plane safely on a runway? GEEEZ. It would pretty much seem that no, he couldn't have ejected. Seems self-evident.

On 11/4/2019 at 3:16 AM, David in FL said:

 

Tragic, sure, but ultimately it doesn’t affect me.  Certainly not enough for me to change my plans for the day.  

 

Amazingly, there are people who, after essentially witnessing someone being killed a few hundred yards from them suddenly lose their inclination to be involved in a recreational pursuit whilst being surrounded by smoke, sirens and the knowledge of what has happened. I don't find it that odd. 😶

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3 minutes ago, leftybutnotPM said:

Or landed the plane safely on a runway? GEEEZ. It would pretty much seem that no, he couldn't have ejected. Seems self-evident.

Really necessary?

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3 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

Really necessary?

What? Pointing out the insensitivity of suggesting that a pilot who was killed "could've ejected"? Why?

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44 minutes ago, leftybutnotPM said:

What? Pointing out the insensitivity of suggesting that a pilot who was killed "could've ejected"? Why?

It's a legitimate question. Some pilots will stay in an airplane for too long. Or people will stay hunkered down in the corner of a burning building when they could have jumped earlier, or whatever.

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1 hour ago, leftybutnotPM said:

What? Pointing out the insensitivity of suggesting that a pilot who was killed "could've ejected"? Why?

Nothing insensitive about my question at all. 

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1 hour ago, Papa Steve 55 said:

I walked off 9/11, got some pushback from others in the 4some.

I cancelled a TV commercial shoot that morning.  Client wasn't happy, but my heart wasn't in it.

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On 11/8/2019 at 2:26 PM, Papa Steve 55 said:

I walked off 9/11, got some pushback from others in the 4some.

 

On 11/8/2019 at 4:15 PM, Double Mocha Man said:

I cancelled a TV commercial shoot that morning.  Client wasn't happy, but my heart wasn't in it.

I almost called off work. I went out late and basically did nothing but hug people all day! I was in sales, and nobody was in a mood to buy! 

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