shaggydec Posted July 26, 2009 Share Posted July 26, 2009 How about a new score rating for PPG pilots ? We all take off and 99% of the time we land where we should and in perfect control. but what about when we ve GOT to land..i.e. Weather/Mechanical/Out of fuel . In the relatively short space of my flying ( 48hrs ) i think ive had quite a few incidents , some my own fault , others unforseen . Luckily ive landed without injury ( so far! ) My latest one was taking off across fields into a slight breeze. Nice steady climb to about 300ft then the engine died. Hit the starter ...nothing. So no problems as ive got fields to land in . Still on slow settings so nice and steady descent. Gorse hedge looming large with sheep netting and barb wire top ..touch of brake to lift me over..BUGGER ! no lift ! Brace for impact and perfect hit with both feet at 15mph onto netting , bouncing back into grass , legs in the air like a turtle ! Can smell petrol so quick as i can out of harness . The wing is now attached to me but over the hedge and in the next field . 40 min later managed to carefully untangle from gorse and bramble and no damage Tried to restart motor ..will fire up but wont rev ...turns out its sucked in a broken reed valve ! Anyway back to the rating...so far i ve had 4 forced landings from weather...6 mechanical...and 2 out of fuel... So im a 4/6/2 ! Just gives an idea of how Stooopid / Unlucky i am !! Anybody like to add their score or better ideas ?? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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