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  1. #1

    Apr 2008
    central new york
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    crash landed!

    i've been flying my para plane 9 years and hit some nasty weather but always handled it well. i went up last night in dead calm and flew for an hour. all the sudden, bam! wind shear. i was tossed up and down. i turned nose to the wind on a hay field and tried to land. i only hovered like a chopper. i backed off throttle a bit and settled. at five feet i shut the engine down. nice landing. until a gust yanked me side ways. i was upside down. i couldn't pop my seatbelt because off that. fuel was pouring on my chest from the carb. finally i pushed with a free leg and got my belt released. a good man going by gave me a ride home and i trailered it home. my neck hurts. i will fly again soon.
    if you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!

  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2007
    NJ
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    Re: crash landed!

    oh dear god you are one lucky man...better to get your neck checked out too to be on the safe side... I hope your aok this am too.. lordy talk bout giving us heart failure.. stay safe please.
    Live your life in such a way, that when your feet hit the floor  in the morning, satan shudders and says, OH CHIT, SHE'S AWAKE.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
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    Re: crash landed!

    Any landing you can walk away from....

  4. #4
    mx
    Nov 2004
    Alamos,Sonora,Mexico
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    Re: crash landed!

    Idjit, never heard of a sky anchor? snicker

    Don Jose de La Mancha

    p.s. Get the neck checked , in the meanwhile go easy on it. Mine didn't hiurt too much at first, but as it turned out, I had two neck vertabrae with compression fractures, It took almost 7 years before I stopped hurting, locking up, and having problems with it. A word of hard won advice to another potential old pilot.

    p.p.s You are very lucky that it didn't collapse your chute
    "I exist to live, not live to exist"

  5. #5
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    Sep 2006
    Montana
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    Re: crash landed!

    Thank God you're okay!

    What an adventure!!!!!!

  6. #6

    Dec 2007
    Tierra del Fuego
    Tesoro.Fisher.Garrett
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    Re: crash landed!

    Congrats on your landing!

    Sorry to hear you got banged up a little...

    Hope your wing didn't suffer much, either.

    It's a good day!
    You're here to tell us about it.

    Best,
    rmptr
    I am a pathological liar and a functional illiterate.

  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2004
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    Re: crash landed!

    always wanted to para plane
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

  8. #8
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    Feb 2005
    Menominee, Michigan
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    Re: crash landed!

    glad you are ok, ii love to fly, the neighbor youse to take me up in his stunt plane, didnt like the down drafts to much
    where's the good stuff

  9. #9

    Apr 2008
    central new york
    2 compass coin pros
    668

    Re: crash landed!

    thanks so much friends! the biggest bruise i got was my pride! i am so ashamed but i think i did well. it could have been a motor cycle. i rode for eight years but after being a para medic i gave it up. i got scared by the devistating injuries. hey, got a story to tell my grand kids! got some welding to do but i'll be back in the sky soon. i'm born to be there! did i tell you i'm nuts? Bill
    if you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!

  10. #10

    Apr 2008
    central new york
    2 compass coin pros
    668

    Re: crash landed!

    i forgot to tell you the funny part. the guy that brought me home said " i see you all the time,that is cool! will you take me for a ride?" i asked him if he was as crazy as me. sure, a ride in a week!
    if you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!

  11. #11
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    Nov 2005
    South Central Kansas
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    Re: crash landed!

    That would be all for me. No more planes. Wow.

    Burdie

  12. #12
    us
    Feb 2008
    Morgantown,WV
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    Re: crash landed!

    I've wrecked whiskey haulers,motorcycles,horses,log trucks,18 wheelers,and 350 ton underground coal trains.
    Don't know if I would have the hair to revisit what you have described.
    Follow your dream.If we were all supposed to die in bed the government would mandate that we sleep standing up.
    Wolfpack forever

  13. #13
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    Your Only One Swing Away From Discovery

    Dec 2006
    Florida
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    Re: crash landed!

    Quote Originally Posted by flyinguy
    i've been flying my para plane 9 years and hit some nasty weather but always handled it well. i went up last night in dead calm and flew for an hour. all the sudden, bam! wind shear. i was tossed up and down. i turned nose to the wind on a hay field and tried to land. i only hovered like a chopper. i backed off throttle a bit and settled. at five feet i shut the engine down. nice landing. until a gust yanked me side ways. i was upside down. i couldn't pop my seatbelt because off that. fuel was pouring on my chest from the carb. finally i pushed with a free leg and got my belt released. a good man going by gave me a ride home and i trailered it home. my neck hurts. i will fly again soon.

    wow my friend, I will give God praise for keeping you safe as we both know the outcome could of been much worst.

    Take care and may the clouds be beside you, the sun overhead and the ground parallel always
    Your Discovery Has History Count On It
    Enjoy the dig, treasure the time

  14. #14
    us
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    Dec 2006
    Cicero, NY
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    Re: crash landed!

    And you wanted to take me flying!
    Like I said before, I will keep my feet on the ground.
    I am still up for some detecting soon
    HH,
    Donny
    "All I ask for are back roads lined with cellar holes and a Prius to drive them with."

  15. #15
    us
    Feb 2007
    East Central Florida WP
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    Re: crash landed!

    Wow, what an experience. Glad it was not any worse. Have your neck checked.

    Get well soon.

    Ray S
    Ray S ECenFL

 

 
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