Kalitta Air B 747 Goes off the Runway!

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Everyone is OK.

@#$&!!!

How the hell are we going write this one up???
 

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Everyone is OK.

@#$&!!!

How the hell are we going write this one up???
yea, @#$&!!! that's right.

where are you dude, I am in BA leaving for MIA tonight?
 

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It's probably too early for this info, but I have alot of old friends working at Kalitta. There were four soles on board. Is anyone out there able to find out who the crewmembers were? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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It's probably too early for this info, but I have alot of old friends working at Kalitta. There were four soles on board. Is anyone out there able to find out who the crewmembers were? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!
The 747-200 requires at least 3 souls to fly it so, assuming they were all wearing shoes, wouldn't that be 6 soles?


Sorry, couldn't resist! :D
 

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Why can't it be one of the crappy birds like 709 or 710??

704 is one of our better ones.
 

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Why can't it be one of the crappy birds like 709 or 710??

704 is one of our better ones.
704 WAS one of your better ones. Unless you still want to use her as a convertible.
 

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It's probably too early for this info, but I have alot of old friends working at Kalitta. There were four soles on board. Is anyone out there able to find out who the crewmembers were? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!
There were more that four souls aboard. All this info will come out soon enough.
 

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Hey embpic1,

Who's PBY did/are you flying?

Is that the one that got damaged in the storm up in MN?

Is it as loud as they say it is?

CWI
 

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Hey embpic1,

Who's PBY did/are you flying?

Is that the one that got damaged in the storm up in MN?

Is it as loud as they say it is?

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Yup. That was N7179Y. A PBY 6A. I was a co-pilot on it and flew it to air shows and such. I was actually the last one to land it before the storm flipped it over. It belongs to the CAF and is assigned to the Southern Minnesota Wing. It is in the (very slow) process of being rebuilt.

And yes it is extremely loud. Especially on T/O. There was no way to verbally communicate at T/O power (48 inches man). We had to use hand signals for METO and climb power.
 

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Why can't it be one of the crappy birds like 709 or 710??

704 is one of our better ones.
or 712, isn't that thing built in 1970?

there were 5 people, two pilots, one engineer, one MX one loadmaster..............
 

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Yup. That was N7179Y. A PBY 6A. I was a co-pilot on it and flew it to air shows and such. I was actually the last one to land it before the storm flipped it over. It belongs to the CAF and is assigned to the Southern Minnesota Wing. It is in the (very slow) process of being rebuilt.

And yes it is extremely loud. Especially on T/O. There was no way to verbally communicate at T/O power (48 inches man). We had to use hand signals for METO and climb power.
Formerly belonging to Flying Firemen, out of California.

The PB4Y was the same way; too loud for any verbal communication during takeoff or high power settings. Everything done by hand.
 

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Yup. That was N7179Y. A PBY 6A. I was a co-pilot on it and flew it to air shows and such. I was actually the last one to land it before the storm flipped it over. It belongs to the CAF and is assigned to the Southern Minnesota Wing. It is in the (very slow) process of being rebuilt.

And yes it is extremely loud. Especially on T/O. There was no way to verbally communicate at T/O power (48 inches man). We had to use hand signals for METO and climb power.
you guys have 1830's right? I feel your pain,in our C47 before we put in an intercom,comms were strictly hand signals till cruise.
 

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you guys have 1830's right? I feel your pain,in our C47 before we put in an intercom,comms were strictly hand signals till cruise.
1830-92s
 

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or 712, isn't that thing built in 1970?

there were 5 people, two pilots, one engineer, one MX one loadmaster..............
I also heard there was a courier on board.
 

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And yes it is extremely loud. Especially on T/O. There was no way to verbally communicate at T/O power (48 inches man). We had to use hand signals for METO and climb power.
I used to know a guy who flew those things for the forest service back in the days before hearing protection was mandatory. He used hand signals then, and still uses them now. Even at the dinner table.

Deaf as a clam, but what stories he can tell...
 
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