+- +-

+-User

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
 
 
 
Forgot your password?

+-Stats ezBlock

Members
Total Members: 46
Latest: Tony Ryan
New This Month: 2
New This Week: 0
New Today: 0
Stats
Total Posts: 12156
Total Topics: 254
Most Online Today: 7
Most Online Ever: 137
(April 21, 2019, 04:54:01 am)
Users Online
Members: 0
Guests: 1
Total: 1

Author Topic: Non-routine News  (Read 5789 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

AGelbert

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21825
  • Location: Colchester, Vermont
    • Agelbert Truth AND Consequences
Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #165 on: December 03, 2018, 10:22:08 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: This is nearly three years old but I had not seen it. The parachute system this aircraft had is a called a BRS (Ballistic Recovery System). All ultralights have them and many light aircraft, such as the one in this video, can have them too. They shoot out like a mortar when you pull a string to fire them. As you will see, they work GREAT!




Pilot Safe After Ditching Aircraft in Pacific Ocean – Amazing Video

January 27, 2015 by Mike Schuler

This screenshot from the video below shows the aircraft chute deploying. U.S. Coast Guard image

The pilot of a single engine airplane is lucky to be alive after he was forced to ditch his aircraft in the Pacific Ocean 200 miles northeast of Maui on Sunday, January 25, 2015.

At 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, the pilot contacted the Hawaii National Guard and reported that his aircraft had approximately three hours of fuel remaining during a flight from Tracy, California to Kahului Maui and he would be ditching 230 miles north east of Maui. The pilot told rescue crews that he had a life jacket, life raft and his aircraft was equipped with a parachute system.

A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Barbers Point was able to rendezvous with the aircraft and caught the following amazing video of the ditching process.

At approximately 4:44 p.m. the pilot was able to deploy the aircraft’s airframe parachute system and safely exit the aircraft into a life raft, seemingly without a hitch.

Warning: Volume (Note: Not my music)


After the ditching, the crew of the Amver participating cruise ship Veendam was sent to rescue the pilot, who was reported in good condition.

Weather conditions at the time of the rescue were seas of 9 to 12 feet and winds of 25 to 28 mph, the Coast Guard said.

https://gcaptain.com/pilot-safe-after-ditching-aircraft-in-pacific-ocean-amazing-video/

Leges         Sine    Moribus     Vanae   
Faith,
if it has not works, is dead, being alone.

 

+-Recent Topics

Flight by Rondaflaks
May 26, 2019, 03:02:25 pm

Lost Cities and Civilizations by euroncurf
May 26, 2019, 10:21:15 am

Electric Vehicles by Surly1
May 26, 2019, 07:25:22 am

Doomstead Diner Daily by Surly1
May 26, 2019, 07:22:55 am

Photvoltaics (PV) by AGelbert
May 25, 2019, 06:23:29 pm

Global Warming is WITH US by AGelbert
May 25, 2019, 06:18:21 pm

War Provocations and Peace Actions by AGelbert
May 25, 2019, 05:55:59 pm

Computer Software Security by Anonymous
May 24, 2019, 11:37:21 am

Historical Documentaries by Surly1
May 24, 2019, 08:32:22 am

Money by Surly1
May 24, 2019, 08:10:32 am