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Old 11-14-2016, 03:48 PM   #51
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The air force found the second bailout was harder for a pilot to do than the first one. Some of that was do to the violent nature of a bail out with ejection seat (not applicable in most of our cases), that would lead pilots to hesitate if they ever had to do it a second time. At low altitude that was deadly. I guess what I'm trying to say is mental attitude has a lot to do with the success of a bailout. Go over it in your head during your preflight it will help you make a timely decision if it becomes a reality and that could make all the difference...


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Old 11-14-2016, 05:07 PM   #52
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Mrenih3233 I agree with you there.

I think after mine, it's an instinctual thing not something you can practice.


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Old 12-18-2016, 03:01 PM   #53
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Marco,

Glad to hear you made it out OK. Hope you are looking for a new ride. I need the competition.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:20 PM   #54
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Great job... Surprised no one asked what type of chute..?
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Great job! Thanks for sharing! Tell Danny Bond I said "Hello"

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Thank's for sharing, an incredible story that we can all learn from.
Thank's again!
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:41 AM   #57
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Marco,

If you happen to be lurking?

Have you recovered the airplane? If so any indication of the cause?

Thanks again for sharing,

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Old 03-09-2017, 02:39 AM   #58
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We recovered plane 3 days later and the wings were torn off completely. The NTSB and FAA looked at it for about 30 mins and left. They said there was nothing there that they could test or they could determine the cause of the fail.
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Thanks.
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:24 AM   #60
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Sooooooo.......... how bout that video
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:44 PM   #61
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Thanks for reminding me Smizo!


Considering I am looking for a Yak 55m to compete with next year (2018) if anyone knows of one in the East coast area NC/SC/VA/GA that could get me in contact with someone I would like to go take a look and sit in it with a chute, run it, taxi, learn how it operates, etc.

Thanks again and enjoy the video! Low Altitude Low Opening
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Holy sh!t balls....... you're right that was effin close! Well done!
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UFB!!! Way to go Marco.
I may know of a 55 in MD. I'll check with John.
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Wow...

What kind of parachute was it?
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Dang,
You sure had it together getting out!
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:36 PM   #66
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Softie Seatpack with aerobatic harness. Even though the quick release harness are heavier and bulkier, I know that my next chute will have them since that was the reason it was difficult getting it off. The aerobatic harness is a lot more comfortable in negative G maneuvers, but when going into the water and the harness gets pulled so tight from deployment, it takes to long to get it off.
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Having made several water landings that is my opinion exactly!
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Hello everybody! hope all is well! I lived to become a married man and training has been completed a few months ago and now I'm flying the line out of ORD. After many months of not being able to do any sort of aerobatics I am looking up here to see if I am able to get help. I am not currently able to purchase an aircraft since between commuting from NC to ORD, I do not have many days off a month to fly, so once I am based closer to home ( December, January) I will pursue an aircraft again. I am looking between a Christen Eagle 360 (most preferred) or a DR107 (I would name this one "The Big Chihuahua" being flyrite/jr fatter sibling). During the mean time I am reaching out up here to see if there is anyone in the NC that is able to help me keep my feet wet in the aerobatic world with flying and competition. Any aircraft and any help is greatly appreciated . Details can be PM. Thank you!

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Old 08-01-2017, 10:37 PM   #69
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Marco, are you from Jacksonville Fla? I remember a David Marco that flew a yellow
Pitts years ago. Did an airshow down at St Augustine Fla Airport.
Believe he rebuilt the yellow Pitts into a hotrod painted black or dark blue with very colorful red,orange and yellow strips.
Just wondering if that is you.
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Hello everybody! hope all is well! I lived to become a married man and training has been completed a few months ago and now I'm flying the line out of ORD. After many months of not being able to do any sort of aerobatics I am looking up here to see if I am able to get help. I am not currently able to purchase an aircraft since between commuting from NC to ORD, I do not have many days off a month to fly, so once I am based closer to home ( December, January) I will pursue an aircraft again. I am looking between a Christen Eagle 360 (most preferred) or a DR107 (I would name this one "The Big Chihuahua" being flyrite/jr fatter sibling). During the mean time I am reaching out up here to see if there is anyone in the NC that is able to help me keep my feet wet in the aerobatic world with flying and competition. Any aircraft and any help is greatly appreciated . Details can be PM. Thank you!


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He flys for bail out airlines
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Old 08-06-2017, 04:21 AM   #72
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RKO Im flying for Trans States Airlines
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Old 08-06-2017, 04:27 AM   #73
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Bond007 as of right now I'm still the #1 pilot on the seniority list there. Doesn't seem to be many other pilots coming on the the airline like the regionals.
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:17 PM   #74
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Your chute opened at about 200 feet? At a terminal velocity of 125mph, you are coming down at 183 feet per second. You had one second to spare. I just watched a documentary which talked about the dismal survival rate of Air Force pilots after they ejected. Although I don't do aerobatics and don't sit on a parachute, it is a good lesson for those who do. They found that almost every pilot tries to save the plane until he gets convinced that it is not savable; at that point it is often too late, considering that state-of-the-art ejection systems take at least 4 seconds to get the pilot under a chute and many times there is simply not enough time. Their recommendation was that the instant you realize that you have a control problem, punch out. Don't hesitate, don't think about it, just leave the airplane. Case in point that you can see on YouTube is one of the Thunderbirds punching out with the airplane in a level attitude just above the runway, 6/10 of a second before impact. Pretty scary stuff. We are all happy that you made it and we should all consider in advance what we would do if the plane we were flying became uncontrollable. Your great account demonstrates how difficult it may be to leave the airplane. Anyone faced with a similar situation should consider that the decision of when to jump has to be made on the ground, not in the air. Aviation is full of cutesy sayings that usually deliver a profound message. In this case, what comes to my mind is the supposed military pilot briefing his backseat passenger; "if you hear me yell eject, eject, eject, the last 2 will be echoes and you will be flying the airplane.


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