i'm glad that someone else realized what that first post was all about...flyifrvfr said:The planes I fly don't have a UHF or VHF radio, we have UFO radios. We were crusing along at fl 800 when suddenly my FO, or flying object, began to disentigrate. I reached over and grabbed my parrot by the throat which made him sqwuak loudly, Mayday,Mayday. I then threw the parrott against the balkhead when I was instructed to stop squak. I was able to hold the ship together by quickly chewing Rigleys doublemint gum and placing the gum at every crack. I slowed to ludicrous speed and landed at the moonport. WHEW...that was close.
You need to review your squawk codes for Lost Comms there sparky!WMUchickenhawk said:I squaked 7700 kept her VFR and diverted to a little class G airport.
I plan on being a pilot for UPS in the near future do you think this experience and how I handled it will help me get in with lower total times?
I live 22.2 NM from BTL, where you take flight training. I have a couple of questions.WMUchickenhawk said:Well I hate to brag but I must admit I am the greatest pilot ever! The other day while flying my aircraft in some class C airspace I had a complete and total failure of my UHF radio system (no comm for the less knowledgeable). It was amazing how my extensive pilot training kicked in and its almost like instinct took over. I squaked 7700 kept her VFR and diverted to a little class G airport. O it was something my passenger kept asking 'are we going to crash?"
sky37d said:I live 22.2 NM from BTL, where you take flight training. I have a couple of questions.
1. All the airplanes that WMU has, have VHF radios. Is this a special one with UHF?? The only planes with UHF at BTL are the A-10's, which I'm betting you were not flying.
2. Why would you land at a class G airport, when it would be far simpler, and most appreciated by the maintenance staff, to return to BTL??
3. When you were taking ground school, they must have told you that 7600 is for comm failure. Did you think it was a real emergency??
4. Of course you stayed VFR. Was the Class C air space AZO?? GRR?? Wouldn't it make more sense to squawk 7600, and land at those big airports with real maintenance staffs?? IF all your comms were out, how do you know your transponder was working??
I think you better go back to the remedial pilot school before you apply to UPS. Other wise, the only Brown will be you.