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Since a number of posters have indicated an interest in Michael Weinstein's (aka steingar) prop strike accident in the V35B gear collapse thread, I thought I would move that separate discussion to its own thread.

This from a thread in mooneyspace in December 2017 titled "About time I fessed up" (

"August 2016 I was delivering my Mooney M20c to my mechanic, Bobby Norman, at the Parr airport (42I) in Zanesville Ohio. I had interaction with Bobby years ago, and he came highly recommended by a number of local Mooney owners.  I had thought the field was about 2300 feet (wrong, more on that later) so coming in over the trees I pulled the power to idle, put it in a forward slip and came down.  75mph over the numbers, flared and BANG!.  Hardest landing I'd ever done in anything.  At the top of the bounce I had a choice, and decided to ride it out. I was uncomfortable trying to go around at a short strip in that predicament.  The aircraft bounced a couple more times and stopped, and I taxied back.  I had struck the prop in that landing, quite badly.

The prop was bent asymmetrically, and the craskshaft busted.  I hit hard enough that the force went through the gear into the Johnson bar, wrecking the mechanism that holds it in place (Bobby only figured that part out when he started taxiing.  He said it was quite exciting)."

Pilot Zone / SWA, Love Field, and the Wright amendment
« on: January 04, 2022, 02:20:42 PM »
Typical story of anti-competitive behavior by large established companies using the law to try and squelch competition -

Spin Zone / When has SARS-Cov-2 mutated so much it is not the same virus
« on: January 02, 2022, 12:06:20 PM »
Question that perhaps @steingar or other posters can help with.

What is the defining characteristic for a virus to be called SARS-Cov-2 or a variant thereof?

Presumably with all these variants eventually after enough mutations the virus should not have the same name. I have looked around a bit, and while I find lots of discussions of variants and the effects of different sequence changes, I cannot find an answer to this definitional question.

Pilot Zone / The “Little Puffer”
« on: November 29, 2021, 06:22:51 PM »

Sort of a mis-watering accident. Older but very unusual.

Pilot Zone / Bessie Coleman
« on: November 27, 2021, 08:09:19 PM »
The road O’Hare airport is on is named for the the first US black woman pilot.

Pilot Zone / Ok to demolish Wright Bros shop
« on: November 27, 2021, 04:28:11 PM »
Hard to believe it is not on the National Register of Historic Places.

Pilot Zone / B-pass to head of security line ?
« on: November 27, 2021, 09:25:12 AM »
Does anyone know what they are doing to bypass the Toilet Safety Administration matching your id to your ticket?

Pilot Zone / A340 landing in Antarctica
« on: November 27, 2021, 09:21:06 AM »
Apparently a very bright and white landing -


Older accident. Starts out with a barrage of bad radio calls and poor situational awareness even before the wheel leave the ground.  but the shadow of the plane just before impact is gut wrenching.

Pilot Zone / More about unhappy violent airline passengers
« on: November 23, 2021, 10:14:36 AM »
Maybe just get rid of the mask mandates and things would go back to just the usual level of misery on flights?

Not much for details, but apparently an Island Airways plane crashed last Saturday on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan. All but a young child dead.

Possibly this one:

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