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    Default Valdez STOL article and Kayak Island rescue

    This morning the "job" sent out a media email that included a link to the Valdez fly-in.

    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/05...ow-can-you-go/


    A few days ago AK Dispatch "Bush Pilot" section had a short article about a rescue from the beach on Kayak Island after an experimental piper ran out of gas and was forced to land.

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...ane-crash-week

    Looking at the photos from each article it looks like the same plane.

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    To bad he didn't get a video of his last landing!
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    Im not sure about the whole running out of fuel thing. I was in line for the fuel right behind him and seen him fill his wings and then fill at least one other container with fuel in Valdez. Granted I dont know how much fuel he put in his wing tanks or he could have flown around a bunch before the incident but all Im saying is not to jump to conclusions until you hear it from the pilots mouth.

    Sorry about the rant but I just get tired of everybody being an expert desk pilot the moment something happens to a real pilot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_K_H_U_N_T_E_R View Post
    Sorry about the rant but I just get tired of everybody being an expert desk pilot the moment something happens to a real pilot.
    "The U.S. Coast Guard sent out a press release Monday that two people had been rescued from Kayak Island, 49 miles southeast of Cordova, after their plane reportedly ran out of gas and suffered a hard landing..."

    So the US Coast Guard does not employ real pilots? I had no idea. Makes me wonder whos on the stick of those helo's and C130's they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_K_H_U_N_T_E_R View Post
    Im not sure about the whole running out of fuel thing. I was in line for the fuel right behind him and seen him fill his wings and then fill at least one other container with fuel in Valdez. Granted I dont know how much fuel he put in his wing tanks or he could have flown around a bunch before the incident but all Im saying is not to jump to conclusions until you hear it from the pilots mouth.

    Sorry about the rant but I just get tired of everybody being an expert desk pilot the moment something happens to a real pilot.
    Disconnect in the news. Ed should tell us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Ray View Post
    "The U.S. Coast Guard sent out a press release Monday that two people had been rescued from Kayak Island, 49 miles southeast of Cordova, after their plane reportedly ran out of gas and suffered a hard landing..."

    So the US Coast Guard does not employ real pilots? I had no idea. Makes me wonder whos on the stick of those helo's and C130's they have.
    Been to Kodiak's Coast Guard ops? They say: "WE HAVE TO GO OUT - - - WE DON'T HAVE TO COME BACK!"

    Tell me about "real" pilots . . . . . . . . .

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    It might be time to install a Carb Temp gauge in this "highly modified" plane.

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...ka-plane-crash

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