Dumbest thing you've EVER done in an airplane?

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FlynChick said:
"CLEAR PROP !!!!", I.P. looks at student, "um...you forgot to open the window"
That's pretty funny, but I'm guilty of far worse.

My instructor and I were practicing a little instrument work, and for the first time I got to wear the "foggles". He told me to make a turn to the left or something, and I swear, I turned my head to look for traffic with the foggles on!!! Real smooth.....
 

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The dumbest- actaully getting in one!!!:beer: It set the stage for my two furloughs, $hitty pay, and an even beter quality of life!!!! Gotta love it!!!!
 
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You beat me to it, I was going to say "Learning how to fly one"
 

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The dumbest thing would be talking about it here.


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You mean dumb things like being a 21 y/o kid flying under power lines, down slot canyons, 5' off the ground chasing antelope, or flying so low over in-law's houses that you think you might have pulled off shingles dumb?
 

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Mine might have been yesterday. Me and my CFI went dive bombing on a farmer on his tractor. Sneaked up from behind and went right over his head. Probably 50 feet. Probably gave the poor guy a heart attack. We were just practicing engine outs! ;)
 

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Probably just some LOW-level flying! I had a buddy who did loops, in a 172, under class C airspace to "star" in a video!!!! :erm:
 

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I was a student pilot, and I had forgotten or somehow never learned that CTAF at an uncontrolled field with an FSS on the field was always 123.6. I saw that UNICOM was 122.8, and so I figured that CTAF was the same. I took off on an intersecting runway, announcing all the while on 122.8, and nearly took out a Metroliner departing on the crossing runway (I was using the runway that the winds were favoring, they were using the longest available.) I was lucky that I didn't die or take out a bunch of innocent people with that stunt, and it took me a good 3 months to want to go near another airplane again. But I overcame my fears, finished up my Private, and progressed to where I am now. In a way, I'm glad that something like that happened to me--it's made me a lot more cautious and methodical throughout my flying career than I would have been otherwise.

But suffice to say, that was pretty dumb.

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P.S. Launchpad: I LOVE the avatar!
 

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Trying to make a living in one.
 

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Mile high in a cherokee on a cross country.....dumb, but funnnnnnnnn :D
 

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Trying to pee in a bottle that is too small and when there were a few bumps. I should have just gone in my pants to begin with! It would have been easier seeing what my end result was!
 

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The dumbest- actaully getting in one!!!:beer: It set the stage for my two furloughs, $hitty pay, and an even beter quality of life!!!! Gotta love it!!!!
Hmmm...Like launchpad said, you beat me to it. Sort of.

I was going to say "Getting paid $8/hr to fly one". :)
 

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...trusting ATL Center that he had "nothing on his scope for the next 100 miles" and flying into IMC when I *KNEW* there were imbedded boomers. (rookie mistake)


One lightning strike later, I still get a tingle in my hip when the weather changes.
 

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BLing said:
Trying to pee in a bottle that is too small ...
I know the feeling. I still haven't found one big enough.

:pimp: :D
 

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relieved my bowls and then looked for the TP and there was none....
 

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Taking a laxitive from my captain....

I am like how long does this take to work? He said...oh about three or four hours....

About 30 minutes later...I was proving him oh so very wrong:(
 

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I don't think that most pilots know how many stupid things they've done in an airplane until they get more experience and realize how close they were to death at times. Maybe I just say that because I learned to fly at a very young age or maybe because my flight instructors never instilled good flight discipline in me.

For newer pilots--- Never lose your flight discipline, know your own limits, set your own minimums (never break them) and never let anyone pressure you into anything you don't feel comfortable doing. Did I mention FLIGHT DISCIPLINE.....???
 

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dhc8fo said:
Mile high in a cherokee on a cross country.....dumb, but funnnnnnnnn :D

This brings a whole new meaning to the words "practicing safe sex!"
 
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Mine might have been yesterday. Me and my CFI went dive bombing on a farmer on his tractor. Sneaked up from behind and went right over his head. Probably 50 feet. Probably gave the poor guy a heart attack. We were just practicing engine outs! ;)
Man you weren't nearly close enough to scare him. Most of those guys have been buzzed so many times by us that they don't even notice unless you get "real" close. Caught a friend of mine out one day and snuck up on him. Dove in over him at radio antenna height and covered him with smoke. Pulled up vertical and looked back through the turn windows to see that he was stopped after plowing up about 20 ft of cotton. Laughed all the way home.
 

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I was 4000' at left 7 on a KAL 737 in Korea trying to get a valid heater tone. Not so much of a heat signature on a Boeing. Made EVERY call on Airedale (common UHF freq), and had one helluva pissed off DO waiting for me when I landed. Got a C/S outta that one that stuck forever. Good times....
 
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