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    I missed the race today....

    Got a bit of a goofy call to get a plane out of a tree (largess maximus talless plane-catcheress)
    A bit of a rigging job. The pilot and passenger manage to "get out of the plane" and somehow make the 40 ft decent to the soft forest floor
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    Wonder what made the pilot want to land there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmechanic View Post
    Wonder what made the pilot want to land there.
    It was windy today and there was, from what I was told, some "touch and go" practice. OM
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    Lesson learned..... need much less touch and much more go.
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    I recall an incident which was written up in the Mooney Aircraft Pilot News, where a pilot experienced a blown engine, resulting in oil covering his windshield, and he couldn't see out. He glided his Mooney, wings level, into some trees and it came to rest about 50 feet above the ground. The pilot and three passengers somehow managed to scramble to the ground, and the only injury was a strained finger.

    The airframe was basically intact. Mooneys are tough birds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    It was windy today and there was, from what I was told, some "touch and go" practice. OM
    My instructors used to call them 'smash-n-goes.'
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