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Old Sep 14, 2008, 07:58 PM
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Monday? Not again...
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Bad Karma at Flying Field? aka Help! Our field needs a Exorcism!

This summer has a been a relatively pain free one for my flying field, but the last few weeks have been marred with 2-3 crashes every weekend. Some of the highlights (lowlights) have been a 1.20 Yak breaking its carbon gear and prop, a $1,400 Extra totaled, and my Groove finally biting the dust. There were also numerous others, mostly trainers going down, especially some new guys who soloed this summer. So I was just wondering if anyone around here believes in good/bad karma, in respect to flying. Or, are there any other explanations (turbulance from tropical storms/hurricanes). I just find it really odd that so many planes went down, and I figured there have got to be people around here with their opinions.

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Old Sep 14, 2008, 08:06 PM
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There's got to be a Zagi involved in this somehow.
Old Sep 14, 2008, 08:15 PM
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turn, turn, turn.
Density altitude too high...planes flying too slow.
Old Sep 14, 2008, 08:35 PM
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I think an entire weekend with only 2 to 3 crashes might be a good weekend at my club.
Old Sep 14, 2008, 08:38 PM
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Does anyone have a channel checker? We found at our flying field, now and then we get all kinds of signals on our channel checkers. One night three of them like up like christmas trees. All kinds of channels were on, no one was in the air. We lost 4 airplanes in two days. Those nights the channel checkers lit up.

All of us flying 2.4 had no trouble, but all 72 guys had trouble.
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Old Sep 14, 2008, 08:55 PM
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The same thing happened a couple of months ago at our field. Prior to that weekend, we always had to deal with gusting winds, which we all did with no problems. Finally we had a weekend with winds below 5 mph, CAVU, and planes just started falling out of the sky!!!! Even planes owned by experienced pilots! Very Wierd!

I got away relatively unscathed (thank God), but some had totalled planes!
Old Sep 14, 2008, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by nickflyer
I figured there have got to be people around here with their opinions.

Don't be posting stories like this unless you've got videos or pics to go with it, you big tease.
Old Sep 14, 2008, 11:29 PM
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Wind blows
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Time to call in a priest before planes start spewing pea soup out their mufflers.
Old Sep 14, 2008, 11:54 PM
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Fly, Crash, Cry...
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I don't feel so bad losing my SC in a tree after looking at these pics and videos. Man, these are total losses...
Old Sep 15, 2008, 01:42 PM
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Our club needs an exorcism too: one of the neighbors forgot they bought a house next to an airport, and complained to the owner about noise. Some people have the most amazing hearing.
Old Sep 15, 2008, 01:48 PM
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Sloping off....
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At a guess I'd say that you've neglected your Sky Scooter sacrifice. The airplane gods don't like it when you do that.
Old Sep 15, 2008, 01:49 PM
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Sounds like a sudden gust of gravity.


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