An Amazingly Skilled Stunt Pilot Loses One Of His Planes Wings During Flight And Manages To Land It Safely!
The pilot flew a maneuver called a "knife edge" (very common stunt in these type of aircraft). In a knife edge control is done with the rudder -
which becomes the elevator and the elevator which becomes the rudder. The plane depends on the power of the engine (as high performance stunt planes
The kick out at the ground was the single aileron of the wing that was left. The bounce to the ground is the landing gear which DO bounce like that on
a hard hit. Pilot was skilled AND VERY Lucky!!!
Oh well, It still entertained me for a minute so Sugar can keep the S & F.
indeed, I like sugarcookie. She gets one of each from me too.
It was fun to watch the vid.
Agreed, the OP is a great contributor. We all get 'had' once in awhile though. eh? After checking to see who was right for my own curiosity, I found
more than a couple reports of this very thing on more traditional Aviation trade paper and magazine sites......as what you say. Very clever mixing of
real and RC footage. It does seem to have been covered with varying degrees of contempt or admiration ..depending on how it was originally presented
for what happened. Interesting though!
Oh my i had no idea this was a hoax but bad on me for not looking it up first it looked so real to me i thought the angels had to be with this
guy!!But it was very entertaining i will agree with that.. peace,sugarcookie1
Don't feel a bit bad, Sugar... You wouldn't believe how close I came to posting something I'd have looked worse for. I'd literally written it and
meant to post it..but hit the wrong button and back-screened before I'd even hit preview to hold what I wrote. Then I saw Butcher's comment while
bitching about browsers backing right out of written posts. lol.... Something about comparing this guy to the Hudson landing and how he could fly my
plane any day..
... err... We all get had, eh? (I really was going to treat the above like one of those things that simply never ever happened.. really..NEVER
happened .. ..except you seem to feel a bit bad and you shouldn't. Smile!)
I just never thought this to be a hoax it looked so darn real ..peace,sugarcookie1
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No worries the first time I saw it I almost believed it! I am a digital artist as a hobby and some of it just didn't add up I noticed the planes were
ever so slightly different. I did some digging and another artist had been working on debunking it after it went viral.
These days I am a little more skeptical of any video especially if it is more than a month or two old. Take it as a lesson but still try to keep an
open mind! And if you are worried this has no bearing on your integrity with me.
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