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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2017, 03:04:21 PM »
Just read that the Captain is being "hailed" as a hero.  :-)
Whata joke. I couldn't fire him fast enough.

Happens too often someone screws up and gets labeled as hero on coverup. Remember the 1967 USS Forrestal fire what a shame that was.
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2017, 03:07:30 PM »
Just read that the Captain is being "hailed" as a hero.  :-)
Whata joke. I couldn't fire him fast enough.
Remember the 1967 USS Forrestal fire what a shame that was.
Oh yeah, the flight deck footage was (is?) standard viewing in boot camp.
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2017, 03:25:02 PM »
Did they mention the pilot's improper weapon arming prior to takeoff and then the same wise ass did a wet start stunt (showing off) causing large flame and subsequent electrical surge launching the armed rocket across the deck into parked planes.

And then made him look like some kind of hero.
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2017, 03:51:21 PM »
Did they mention the pilot's improper weapon arming prior to takeoff and then the same wise ass did a wet start stunt (showing off) causing large flame and subsequent electrical surge launching the armed rocket across the deck into parked planes.

And then made him look like some kind of hero.
I don't remember the hero part. What did he do for that?
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2017, 04:59:57 PM »
if you do some research from people who actually live in Istanbul
you will find out that this thunderstorm and hail storm developed very fast, i.e this plane has been caught out
he is being hailed a hero for landing the plane with a radar that was damaged and no visibility out of the front window

its easy to be an arm chair critic though

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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2017, 05:16:48 PM »
if you do some research from people who actually live in Istanbul
you will find out that this thunderstorm and hail storm developed very fast, i.e this plane has been caught out
he is being hailed a hero for landing the plane with a radar that was damaged and no visibility out of the front window

its easy to be an arm chair critic though
BS. Golf ball sized hail doesn't "just happen" in seconds, which is what these idiots are implying. He intentionally flew into something they had ZERO business being in, and the "hero" got them out of trouble that they should have never been in in the first place. As far as the radar not working, hopefully that was AFTER the damage and not before hand, because if they left without a working wx radar and still flew into a T-storm.....Either way, complete incompetence.
Don't know about this country's regulations, but in the US, A MEL (minimum equipment list) must be met before flight, and wx radar is one. It no worky, you no fly.
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2017, 08:11:17 PM »
Here was one from 1977 before Doppler radar and many of the modern technologies pilots and controllers now have.
https://weather.com/storms/severe/news/how-hail-forms
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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2017, 12:05:04 AM »
not sure where you get that the radar was not working before flying?

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Re: HOLY HAIL!!!!
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2017, 12:25:14 AM »
not sure where you get that the radar was not working before flying?
I'm certainly assuming it was, I mean they are departing into T-storms for crying out loud, with 127 paying passengers on board. Even more reason to condemn the action, do like every other commercial air-carrier, wait it out.
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