Bring the HEAT
XBradTC's thoughts… deep thoughts.
BTW, the chocks are a nice touch.
Before someone says ‘shopped! Here’s the story: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123092555
Thanks for the scoop.
So it wasn’t a checklist failure (and I kinda figgered it wasn’t).
You’ll notice, dear readers, that the A-10 was specifically designed to require minimum repairs after a wheels-up landing like this. The wheels actually protrude when retracted. A little paint, fix the gun, she’s all good!
Worked A-10’s at Davis-Monthan AFB for 6 years. Tough doesn’t even begin to describe it. Funny thing is I was at Edwards in the 70’s when they were testing it & the A-9. Good times. BTW, I tried to send the picture of Aluminum Overcast, but it bounced back. And I can’t attach it here. Any ideas?
I sent you an email. You should be able to reply to that.
Well, did you save enough money out of the “Maintenance Budget” for this?
Well, he did walk away. And the AC can probably still be used. While not a fantastic landing, it’s betetr than a good landing. I’m sure his squadron mates will let him live it down sometime after he transfers to a new Wing.
110: “Base, Warthog 110…I think I just made a gear-up landing”
Base: “You think???”
110: “Yeah…its taking full power to taxi”
And that joke’s not old.
It’s a classic.
Comments are closed.