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    Aviate, Navigate and Communicate

    Neat story on a student pilot who lost a wheel.
    http://amp.wcvb.com/article/pilot-in...wheel/23054194

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    Somebody invite her to the WAD

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    This story has been all over the news here for two days. We are still awaiting what came off. Did the wheel retaining nut come off and the wheel slide off the axle? Did the axle break off? Did the scissors break and the shock strut slide out of the gear leg? The news says that it was a Piper so I've assumed that it is a Cherokee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    This story has been all over the news here for two days. We are still awaiting what came off. Did the wheel retaining nut come off and the wheel slide off the axle? Did the axle break off? Did the scissors break and the shock strut slide out of the gear leg? The news says that it was a Piper so I've assumed that it is a Cherokee.
    Warrior, if the plane in the picture in the article is the one.

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    This article has a video https://www.wcvb.com/article/pilot-i...wheel/23054194 It looks like the gear came apart and it was a bit more than losing a wheel.
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    She’s a Steele-eyed missile-girl!
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    Just let her future kids talk smack to her!

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    I listened to the audio on YouTube and she definitely did a great job as did the tower controller and her instructors who were summoned to assist. Through it all including a scared voice and likely some tears this girl did it right, she flew the plane.

    My daughter Molly learn to fly at the same age and as the dad I definitely made sure she flew far better training aircraft than I did... and I know her instruction would have brought her home safely just as happened here. But one funny thing, obviously related to my recent eye surgery, while listening to the exchange my eyes produced excessive lubrication that didn't stop until everyone told Maggie good job.

    I truly hope Maggie sticks with flying.
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    She would make a great instructor if she decides to persue it. In the mean time, i thinks she's entitiled to request a big block of free rental hours.
    "There are 3 kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." Will Rogers
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    Great story thanks for sharing.

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    May or may not have been an interesting landing in Portland had the pilot on the ground in Beverly not noticed her gear fell off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    May or may not have been an interesting landing in Portland had the pilot on the ground in Beverly not noticed her gear fell off...
    Probably would have made a good landing just the same.
    Now throw that wet blanket back in the dryer.
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