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https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/flor ... index.html

He didn't even bounce the landing. I'm not sure I could have done it as well.

The Caravan is a nine passenger single engine turbo-prop plane often seen hauling FedEx freight or being used as an Alaskan bush plane, or on huge floats. I got a ride in one with amphibious retractable landing gear once. It was flown by another neighbor who has a business of delivering all kinds of planes all over the world. Nine of us went to a lake west of town. The "landing" was completely uneventful, but the take off seemed to take forever.

One of my neighbors has been referred to as the "father of the Caravan". He's long since retired, in his early 90s. He said the plane is designed to act like a big Cessna 172, with similar flight characteristics and control inputs. I have many hours in C-172s, and hundreds in it's older brother, my Cessna 170. I saw him land serial #3 on our strip, down and stopped in about 900 feet.
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And hats off to the ATC guy who told the passenger what buttons to press and when.

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Yeah, I have to give the passenger a lot of credit. Instead of figuring out how to land the airplane I would have probably been searching for a parachute or getting ready to jump out just before the plane hit the ground and somersaulting to lessen my potential injuries...

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"I am a pilot."

GAH!

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Landing one of these looks easy to me

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MajGenl.Meade wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 10:57 am
Landing one of these looks easy to me

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It is ... you drop a couple of ropes down to the ground, and a crew of guys grab onto them and pulls you down.

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OK, I'll play.
If you like lighter than air aircraft, PBS recently aired a show about the Hindenburg, which was an aluminum framed dirigeable / Zeppelin, not a blimp. It presents new evidence. I'm sure it's still available if you are a contributing member. It looks like it might be otherwise. Here's a link.
https://www.pbs.org/video/hindenburg-th ... ce-3hjhu3/

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A friend of Doc's, one of only two B-29 bombers still flying.

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GAH!

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MGMcAnick wrote:
Tue May 17, 2022 2:02 am
OK, I'll play.
If you like lighter than air aircraft, PBS recently aired a show about the Hindenburg, which was an aluminum framed dirigeable / Zeppelin, not a blimp. It presents new evidence. I'm sure it's still available if you are a contributing member. It looks like it might be otherwise. Here's a link.
https://www.pbs.org/video/hindenburg-th ... ce-3hjhu3/

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Thanks for the recommendation, it was a very good program.
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
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