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The Effects of Charley... CAUTION: Heartbreaking!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by flyandscuba, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. flyandscuba

    flyandscuba

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    I thought you guys might like to see the effects of Charley on the Punta Gorda airport...

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    Even though my hangar is supposedly rated for 130 mph winds, if I find myself in the crosshairs -- I'm flying out!
     
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    One of the guys on the Cessna Pilot's Association board, which I frequent, had his C-182 shredded. Took it out of Tampa, and ferried it over to Orlando, where it was supposed to be safe...
     
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    Yeah, I heard that the Kissimmee Gateway airport had $500K damage to structures alone.
     
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    What a waste.

    A lot of sad pilots.

    I've got pictures of Galveston after one of the hurricanes but no where near that many tore up airplanes.
     
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    What kills me is I know there must’ve been other pilots like me who’d have been willing to drop everything and run down there for a few ferry flights. I feel like Oscar Schindler: [sobbing] "I could've done more ..."

    I can't be the only Hobbs meter ho' in the US of A.
     
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    Thats sad!

    Had a tornado touch down about a mile from the airport I learned to fly at (C52) and tore up one of the two 150's I first soloed in. I drove there about an hour after it happened, one of the tie downs broke and it turned & flipped. The damage was bad enough that I knew it would never fly again, I got a little misty.....
     
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    Guess the conventional wisdom about the Tomahawk tail weakness has some validity.

    I was our squadron "Hurrivac" officer for a time in the USN. We didn't mess around- when the wind was forcast to exceed a certain value, the entire squadron was flown out, to a predetermined base. The entire plan included all charts, including VFR strip charts if the ATC system couldn't accomodate IFR, fuel planning, etc. I can't imagine leaving a plane tied down on the ramp in that situation.

    Grinch