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Video: Mid-Air Repair

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Hal Bryan
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#1 Posted: 10/11/2010 10:45:01

Classic video of Gladys Ingle of the 13 Black Cats:




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Jeffrey Sponberg
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#2 Posted: 10/11/2010 11:51:48

That's incredible inflight footage. Now if only A&P's were all that dedicated! Thanks for the clip.  



Robert Dingley
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#3 Posted: 10/12/2010 19:18:33

BUT! The job is not finished until the paper work is done. Hal, you had to know that some twit would say that. Seriously, that is an impressive display of both airmanship and aircraft maintenance, out in the elements.

Bob



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#4 Posted: 10/14/2010 19:06:37
Jeffrey Sponberg wrote:

 

That's incredible inflight footage. Now if only A&P's were all that dedicated! Thanks for the clip.  

Agreed excellent footage of the golden era of flight.  Today A&Ps get paid, all of $20/hr or so, except of us Volunteers!

 

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William Stoner
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#5 Posted: 10/14/2010 21:06:29

It's amazing what footage is out there, Thank You, Thank You for a few minutes of real entertainment!

I hope that our kids and grandkids will understand this one day! Thanks and all sincerity, Bill Stoner



Michael Kling
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#6 Posted: 10/15/2010 10:42:26

Seems that  back then women had more cojones than men do today.



Bea Shento
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#7 Posted: 10/23/2010 00:07:13

AHHHHH......if only jets were that simple.a



Jerry Rosie
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#8 Posted: 10/23/2010 08:35:06

Why has no one wondered why the repair was needed in the first place?  Why did that wheel fal off?

 



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Paul Burke
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#9 Posted: 11/1/2010 11:54:04

So they could make the movie!



Neal Miller
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#10 Posted: 11/3/2010 05:50:24

I wonder if there was an extra charge for off-station maintenance.

I remember reading about one of the endurance flights in the twenties or thirties off of New Jersey where they changed oil, sparkplugs, and even a set of points in midair.



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#11 Posted: 11/3/2010 23:01:44

The music accompanying the video should be "You Picked a bad Time to leave Me Loose Wheel".



Eric Bennett
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#12 Posted: 11/7/2010 21:04:39

Unfortunately the F.A.A. met this flight with penalties for both the pilot, mechanic and brave Gladys.  Seems there was no 337 or field approval on the installation, and the logbook had not been signed off before the landing.  Also the mechanic had a torque wrench in his box without a current certification. The pilot lost his license for  one year, the mechanic had both his A/P, and A/I revoked.  Gladys was charged with flight endangerment, and given 1 year probation.  

EB



#13 Posted: 11/9/2010 12:23:59
Eric Bennett wrote:

 

Unfortunately the F.A.A. met this flight with penalties for both the pilot, mechanic and brave Gladys.  Seems there was no 337 or field approval on the installation, and the logbook had not been signed off before the landing.  Also the mechanic had a torque wrench in his box without a current certification. The pilot lost his license for  one year, the mechanic had both his A/P, and A/I revoked.  Gladys was charged with flight endangerment, and given 1 year probation.  

EB

 

With pluck and guts like that, I bet she was great in the sack......................Lucky man !!



Carole Johnson
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#14 Posted: 11/11/2010 16:23:56

Intelligent men think with the head on their shoulders, not the one between their legs. My grandmother was the first diesel mechanic in Arizona. She owned the #1 and #7 that came off the line. She also was used as a spotter back when this country was at war. If she had seen what you just typed, if she ever met you, her little 5'1" person would have boxed your ears good.



Alan Heywood
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#15 Posted: 11/14/2010 19:35:33

Nice AVATARWilliam. Particularly the engine...........

Any rekation to Eugene?


Alan ( The Brit)



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Gary Smith
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#16 Posted: 11/14/2010 21:24:21 Modified: 11/14/2010 21:25:26

Hello fellow aviators...   I am new here and my first post.  I was given the link to this video from a former landlord whom I have remained good friends, and also a flyer...

I am sorry to say, that THIS was staged!  How did I figure?   Easily done if you are observant...    The tire that the lovely lady attached to the landing wheel axle is NOT the same tire in the final scene before landing!!   The differences reveal themselves quite clear if you give it a second watch.

Regards,

                   Gary

 



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#17 Posted: 11/16/2010 09:29:14

Clearly this was a staged stunt.  Multiple cameras and planes were up there to film the "repair", including one attached to the tail of the "troubled" plane.



David Bresko
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#18 Posted: 11/16/2010 21:21:41

OOOOOOOhhhhhh  that's baaaad
tongueout         and the rest went  " I was 400 foot   when you fell in the field" 
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Albert Bodt
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#19 Posted: 11/16/2010 23:18:45

My palms are still sweaty from watching. 

Al



#20 Posted: 11/17/2010 04:11:15

And who says there's a need for an MEL
loopy



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