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Solo Flight (GH2019)

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posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 12:54 PM
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This was my first solo flight.I was maintaining cruising speed in my Piper Cub,
when suddenly I had power failure.I checked the fuel gauges,engine gauges
and oil pressure gauges.I don't know what's wrong.

I call in a mayday and start looking for a place to land.All I can see is wooded
area with lots of trees.Mumbling to myself,I try to remember what I was taught.
Maintain altitude,dead stick landing,spiral pattern,1000' above field...darkness.

I come to and see that I crashed in the woods.The windshield is cracked and
smoke is coming from the control panel.I unhook my seat belt and free myself
from the wreakage.

I don't think I was off course.I was about halfway through my flight plan when
I crashed.I remembered the E.L.T.(Emergency Locator Transmitter) and used
my pocket knife to remove it from the plane.

Looking around I found a stump and sat down for awhile.I am glad that the
E.L.T. has a portable antenna.What seems like hours later,I hear something
above me.A search and rescue helicopter has picked up my signal,I'm going
home.The end




posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 04:18 PM
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I want to thank those who have read my story so far.
I enjoyed doing the research and writing the story.
This was a great theme for the new contest.I look
forward to reading the new stories as they get written
and posted.



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: mamabeth


I liked that, short and sharp... Nicely crafted.




posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 10:47 PM
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a reply to: mamabeth


Well done mamabeth.



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: highvein

Thank-you very much and I enjoyed writing it too.



posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 11:13 PM
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originally posted by: mamabeth
a reply to: highvein

Thank-you very much and I enjoyed writing it too.


I am glad, because I enjoyed reading it.



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 08:50 AM
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I thought I would give my entry a final bump before the
contest is over.I really did like this story topic and I
enjoyed reading the other entries.




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