Toddler Overboard and other aviation videos
I’ve got quite a collection of interesting videos building up so it’s past time for me to share them!
These are not all brand new but new to me and I think interesting! Note that if you are on the mailing list, you may need to click through to the website to watch them.
AOPA have a series called Real Pilot Stories which invites pilots to talk about their trials and tribulations. This one is one of a kind — at least I hope so!
The pilot was startled by a noise he thought was caused by a window blowing out or a door being opened. What followed was an emergency not covered in the POH that forced him to react swiftly. Watch this Real Pilot Story to find out what happened!
When an aircraft flew into a bog, the fire and rescue teams rushed to the scene. The department chief also deployed a drone to assess the situation, look for oil and fuel spills and determine the optimum evacuation route. Both the pilot and the passenger were rescue suffered only minor injuries but it took fifteen people to flip the plane over and get it out of the bog.
The video from the drone footage shows just how complicated a “simple” rescue mission can be:
Tammy sent me this video ages ago but I’ve held on to it ever since waiting for a chance to share it. A Boeing 777 wing is tested to destruction, breaking at 154% of the designed limit load.
For once, I get to feature an intentional crash! NASA dropped a Fokker F-28 with twenty-four crash test dummies on board. The point was to gather data on passenger injuries and potential improvements for aircraft crash safety.
You might want to turn the music off but the video, a compilation of photographs and clips of the Hindenburg airship, is fascinating.
This accident case study by the Air Safety Institute covers a Lear Jet that crashed on approach to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, US. It includes video of the flight and details of the captain decisions that led to this fatal accident.
You can read the accident summary on aviation-safety.net.
A Learjet 35A corporate jet crashed and burst into flames while on approach runway 01 to Teterboro Airport, New Jersey, USA. Both crew members suffered fatal injuries.
And finally, this video was just posted today of the California National Guard delivering COVID-19 test kits to the Grand Princess cruise ship. The point is to keep the delivery team from interacting with anyone on the ship. You may want to skip about a minute and a half in to skip the flight there. Spoiler, it’s not as easy as just dropping a box out the door and flying off.
I hope you enjoyed these videos as much as I did. If you know of other videos you think I would enjoy, old and new, please leave them in the comments section for me!