|Getting high with bakedjake, pt. 2|
My first major screwup
| 8:32 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Jake: "Yankee Zulu Alfa, Ready for Takeoff, Runway 25"
Tower: "Yankee Zulu Alfa, cleared for takeoff, left hand circuits"
Jake: Throttle to full, engine checks, plane accelerates
.... plane accelerates
Jake: Applies a bit of rudder to straighten the plane
Jake: Hits brakes accidentially instead of the rudder
Plane: I'm going off the runway now
.... plane hits 55 knots
Instructor: "I have control", grabs stick, rudders hard, and takes off. Looks at me.
Jake: "What was that?"
Instructor: "I dunno, check tires."
Jake: "Tires are fine. I wonder if I hit the brake instead of the rudder."
Instructor: "Yeah, probably. I already have students that I expect to do stupid things like that, you're usually pretty good so I wasn't expecting that."
Jake: "I have big feet."
Instructor: "Yeah, well keep them off the damned brakes when you're taking off."
| 8:52 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
You need a bigger plane, Jake.
| 9:04 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Jake has big feet.
| 12:19 am on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Maybe, but his dont stink. ;)
| 1:01 am on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|You need a bigger plane, Jake. |
No kidding. I can fly the 172 just fine, but it's tricky to get in and out of it.
My school has 10 Katana DA-20 planes and 2 Cessna 172s. I can't even fit in the Katana, but the 172 is pretty nice to me.
The brakes are in a stupid location, though!
Hope to get one of these [airliners.net] or these [airliners.net] one day.
| 1:55 am on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Least it's not a 152
| 10:52 pm on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)|
| 11:05 pm on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Here is a birthday gift suggestion [blackpearlbotanicals.com]. ;)
| 1:15 pm on Jul 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Jake have you been up in the Seminole yet?
| 4:05 pm on Jul 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Nope. We almost flew the Seminole to Chicago (Palwaukee) for my friend's wedding last weekend, but things fell through and we ended up flying an Airbus 321 instead.... in the back. :-(
| 4:09 pm on Jul 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
| 1:15 pm on Jul 22, 2005 (gmt 0)|
If you were learning to drive a semi-tractor there'd be a pun in there about "no jake brake".
Ack! Out, damn-ned irrelevant humor!
| 1:52 pm on Jul 22, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Brakes don't work when you are in the air!
Ha Ha Ska
| 2:04 pm on Jul 22, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Left Jake, I said Left [kleinfiredept.com]
Ska ha ha
| 2:27 pm on Jul 22, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Left Jake left?
"Jake . . . there's an easier maneuver for checking the tires . . ."