Fake FAA Rampcheck Prank – part 1 of 2

April 4, 2009

Part one of two. Lindbergh Field San Diego 1994. Our aviation company hired a new helicopter flight instructor who moved out to CA for the job. We gave him a special initiation into the club. A very colorful pilot buddy from LA came down to visit and play FAA Inspector for few minutes. As the CFI was shutting down following a training flight, the “FAA” approached wearing a dark brown suit and carrying a clipboard. Time for some fun. We grabbed audio with a micro-cassette recorder in the …

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Cessna Citation CJ1 Giant RC Jet

April 4, 2009

High Friends: Please enjoy my 8th flight in Wr. Neustadt of my CJ1 with 3,35m Span, 21kg with full fuel, powered by 2x Funsonic FS 70. Start was towards the active rwy of Wr. Neustadt, so I had to perform a “circling takeoff”. Landing in real heavy and turbulent crosswind with pneumatic brake failure, which I realised only at takeoff, when the brakes did not hold the runup of turbines. So I had to circle the landing run as well, not to overshoot. Problem was with the electronic gear valves …

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