Ya'll remember that G-V out of Portland that had a gear problem last week? I swear the news channels were disappointed that they didnt get any good footage of a gear up. These are only a handful of the idiotic statments I heard from Fox, CNN, and MSNBC while they pulled commentary out of their butts: "These pilots are trained to do belly landings." "They're using Hillsborogh for touch and goes, but will do the emergency landing at PDX." "They can't go to full throttle at low altitude because there's too much wind resistance." "The landing gear has independent systems so they can raise and lower the landing gear independently, that might be what they are doing." "Since they were headed to Toronto, they probably have at least 20,000 gallons of fuel on board." "Since the plane has a very hard bottom, won't that hurt the runway for future landings?" "The current concern is that the right wing might hit the ground, causing the plane to trip-up kind of and then go into a tailspin." Weather at PDX was sometimes close to half-mile vis due to fog-- Question "Is the lowering of visibility going to be an issue for a gear up landing?" Answer: "Wx isn't at all an issue since the pilots are trained in VFR and Approach VFR both." "Sometimes the chocks, which are triangular pieces of wood to hold the airplane in place on the ground, can get tangled up in the wheel-wells, and that just might be what's jamming the landing gear on this aircraft." There were so many more that I couldn't write downm but equally as misinformed. No wonder there are people afraid to fly. When I got home I was asked about this by my inlaws..I told them that the GV is an awesome plane I would love to retire on. They answered, "well not if the gear doesn't work, I won't ever fly on one." Reminds me of stuff we've all heard in the past: "The airplane that was damaged in the hangar was not on a flight plan" and my favorite: "the damaged aircraft was seen flying close to the ground just before impact."