Crashed P51 at Oshkosh

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I heard that a P51 was crashed this year at oshkosh. Does anyone else know this to be true???
 

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yup, thats all i know

do a search there was a thread about this
 

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I am pretty sure that there is a P-51 crash every year at OSH.


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The P 51 that crashed this year at OSH was doing a missing man formation. According to news reports, the formation was holding for about 15 minutes waiting for the Air Boss to signal for the formation to begin. It is believed that the pilot attempted a roll which was executed improperly and struck the ground. Pics of the crash showed that there wasn't much of the airplane that was left.
 

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Dick James from Wisconsin was the pilot killed. It happened on Tuesday, 26 July.
 

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pilatus96 said:
I heard that a P51 was crashed this year at oshkosh. Does anyone else know this to be true???
From the NTSB report I get the feeling that he either didn't have his seat belt on or it broke and he fell off his seat while inverted (happend to Hoover once) at the top of the Lazy-8 and couldn't regain control before impact. That or some other form of locked controls. Estimated speed at impact was 350knts.


My heart goes out to his family and friends.
 

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Prayers to the family.. godspeed to the pilot...


speaking of un-secure belts. Anyone ever have that dream of getting in a plane (usually a C-152 for me)... no doors... with a rush to take off... without securing your belt... heavy turbulence while climbing very rapidly... and trying to secure your belt at like 5,000 feet while trying to control the airplane in severe turbulence without falling out the doorway? I always wake up while hanging on to the strut as the airplane it out of control... trying to get back in...

sorry.. didnt mean to hijack the thread...
 

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RJPilott said:
godspeed to the pilot...
judging by the comments made regarding the size of the impact crater, he was moving fast enough already.
 
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FN FAL said:
judging by the comments made regarding the size of the impact crater, he was moving fast enough already.
FN FAL, I don't care what anybody said. You have a good sense of humor. I should have thought of it first.... Godspeed....lol. I do have a question though how fast is godspeed.
 

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bizijet said:
FN FAL, I don't care what anybody said. You have a good sense of humor. I should have thought of it first.... Godspeed....lol. I do have a question though how fast is godspeed.
I would imagine it's bodaciously fast...
 

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Hit hard enough it shattered the crankshaft. Hard to do in an inline, geared engine.
 
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I had a question that was recently answered by Flying Magazine. I often wondered what god does with all the money you put in the collection plate at church. It seems according to Gordon Baxter that god owns a 450 hp Stearman.
 

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Yeah, but He's had that for a while. I figure that should be fully paid for by now. I'm just getting worried about Him getting a hankering for Space Ship One.

Might need two collections per week.
 

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Actually I have a friend that flies a Citation X for God (N1JC). Says its a sweet deal - no weekends, no luggage, can bring your spouse on every trip, none of the big three complain about anything, etc. The pay isn't so good but the living expenses in heaven are divinely low and God is apparently more generous with his people than even Oprah. He says that God is rated in the airplane but never wants to sit up front - apparently it's very tiring being God and he usually sleeps in the back. Yes, he does have a 450HP Stearman as well as an Albatross, J3 Cub on skis, and an MD500 - all of which he flies himself as well as letting Baxter, Morgan, and a select other few take the controls now and then.

Sorry, couldn't resist......
 
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man I would hate to have to give god's citation a lav service. That would be some...holy crap!!!
 

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Godspeed is...

Somewhere faster than the Speed of Sound, but not as fast as the Speed of Light. (roughly 10kts faster than the Speed of Heat)

Defined as the absolute fastest speed the gate agents can get a boarding door closed...and usually when it's your commuter flight, and you're running to catch it. (So named because you will scream "Gee-sus Kee-riiiist!" when you see the agent walking back up the jetway)

The speed you will run around your house trying to find your #@%& ID badge so you won't sign-in for your trip late...again! (Named for the sincere promise you will make to the Supreme Being if She will only let you find that #$%@ badge!)

Exactly 100kts....if it occurs at the 1-board, you're hydroplaning, the anti-skid is in continuous release, the winds are calm, your F/O isn't, and.....it's MDW! (Named for the flashback of every prayer you have ever uttered, which will include the time you prayed for just one shot at Tammy Hopkins, the cutie who sat behind you in 12th grade History.)
 

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Occam's Razor said:
(Named for the flashback of every prayer you have ever uttered, which will include the time you prayed for just one shot at Tammy Hopkins, the cutie who sat behind you in 12th grade History.)
There was this long legged babe in 10th grade, that used to wear skirts and shoot me beaver shots during Engrish class...couldn't miss it, the desks were arranged opposing, with half on one side of the room and half on the other.

I bet nowdays, she wears a moo-moo and eats bon-bons while watching soaps... :eek:
 

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jbDC9 said:
I think it's just a bit faster that ludicrous speed...
That's unfathomable! :)

(bet you can't say that fast three times while rubbing your head and patting your belly!)
 
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