|Jato UltraLightning do Pádua - 4º Gincarrasco da AMA, em Belo Horizonte, MG|
Cobertura Completa na Revista Hobby News
sábado, 27 de novembro de 2010
This guy has a really good camera...
P- 51 A Model Mustang--one of my Favorite planes. All of the above photos are courtesy of Devon McCollough, my son-in law, who has more experience than I at taking Reno pictures.
There were several mishaps requiring emergency landings. Most of them were relatively uneventful. However one, the last one, was heart-stopping. Thankfully the pilot came out of it without any really serious injuries. Here, from a variety of sources are some photos. Since they are from a variety of sources, they are not in exact sequential order.
First, this Thunder Mustang had its engine stop. A Thunder Mustang is a custom-built replica of the P-51 and is about 2/3 the size of the real one. This one had a V-12 engine, and was no slouch in the speed department. It was built entirely of carbon fiber. Devon , who is an Air Force fighter pilot and a very experienced R/C model flyer, knew that this pilot was in trouble when he attempted a landing on
the original runway in lieu of two emergency strips. Devon started taking a series of shots, below.
The plane touched down short of a complete turn onto the intended runway and hit the short taxiway between the two runways, heading straight for a group of planes parked on another taxiway and including the Canadian Snow Birds.
He hit a high spot on the grass, and the extreme cross wind (right to left) brought him airborne again and caused a cartwheel.
From other unknown sources here are some additional photos of the mishap.
The right wing tip touched the ground, starting the cartwheel.
Note below the apparent fuel escaping from the left wing tank.
Below the engine and cowling break off as the cartwheel continues.
Now the tail comes off.
Notice the pilot in this shot. He's now in the very front of the plane with nothing in front of him but his seat belt. See his shoes.
Crash trucks got to the wreck almost before the dust settled.
Devon and I walked down for a close look at the wreckage, which was hidden from our stadium view. I took these.
Thankfully this pilot lives to fly again, although in his own words he may never race again.
sexta-feira, 26 de novembro de 2010
quinta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2010
ABAG NEWS #11 A LABACE 2011 já é uma realidade. A maior feira de negócios voltada para aviação executiva já conta com a participação de algumas empresas nacionais e estrangeiras interessadas em expor seus produtos.
Se você não consegue visualizar esta mensagem, acesse este link.
Onde a Aviação Geral pousa,
a Economia decola!
ABAG - ASSOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE AVIAÇÃO GERAL
Rua Coronel Tobias Coelho, 147 – Aeroporto – Cep 04357-070 – São Paulo - SP
Tel: +55 (11) 5032-2727 | Fax +55 (11) 5031-1900
Se desejar suspender o recebimento da ABAG News, clique aqui. Se quiser indicar outro email ou modificar o existente, clique aqui.