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    This is why you use tail rope that was there



    Hope they do a good preflight. We pulled it down and use the tail tie down rope that they failed to bother with. Wind pushed it backwards and pulled it up on nose. Gust to 38 knots from left forward side.


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    Happened to me in 1970. Got safely down in some horrible winds, tied to a fence with the wind blocked by a 20 foot berm. Should have tied the tail to the friendly rancher's pickup.
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    Saw a J3 blown into another airplane on a normal day, not tied down or chocked. Had a cover fuselage spin around on the ramp and hit one of my fixtures. Chocks weren't big enough for the Bushwheels.

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    Had a guy over taking helicopter lessons one time....his wife called about the 3rd day and told him to get home NOW. He ran back to his place (east side of the mountains) where he'd securely tied his J3, and all that was left was about 4' of the tail section, still attached to the chain and tiedown. The rest had left the airport and was mostly in a neighbor's living room!
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    We had a microburst hit us at the airport in sioux falls back in early 2000s. Spun 2 metros around. Ones nose into the others tail. Also put a shorts on its back. We were lucky and had all light aircraft storm stacked. Oh and when a guy was closing the hangar door he didnt leave walk-in open so it pressurised and blew out the whole back wall of the hangar.
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    In Hartford many years ago a micro burst hit the field and caused my DC-9 flight to jump the chocks and have the tail hit the glass side of the terminal and shatter it. My flight was delayed slightly.

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    Friend who had just renewed his pilot licence after 30 years tied his pa12 to xwment blocks. I saw it hanging on fence half and half cement blocks in both sides. No more flying.

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