Discuss the problems and solutions to all of the situations that Pilot X finds himself in.
By  aligee
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Davef77 and DarrenL.Many thanks for posting and resurrecting Ever felt a plonker.When I first started the thread it was with the intention of highlighting that we are human and not infallible.Some of the responses I received did make me feel that I had made a bad decision in publicising my errors of the past.It is really heartwarming to find other pilots can admit to making errors and perhaps help others avoid the same ones.Keep the postings coming and don't feel ashamed of helping other pilots to fly safely.
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By skydriller
#1622854
Chocks, we dont have these at our aeroclub.

So, on arrival at Genova, parking up and unloading, I was asked by the nice handling man "so, you wanna di choks??" and after thinking, well, I AM paying handling, I said "sure!"....So off wizzed the guy in his mini-van on a mission for chocks!!! :bounce:

So we are waiting there by the mini-bus for the guy to return and after 10 mins he screeches to a halt and heaves out the LARGEST chocks I have ever seen :shock: Im guessing they were swiped off of the private 777 across the apron as there was no way they were going to be of any use to me in a spatted Robin DR400. :oops:

So we rapidly got into the mini-bus and departed the area tout de suite... :mrgreen:

Regards, SD..
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By kanga
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I helped staff an Air Cadet camp at RAF St Mawgan, and was allowed to fly in for the week in our spatted Robin. RAF VAS similarly had no suitable chocks, being more used to Tornadoes or Nimrods, both of which were on the same VAS apron at times. There were also no tiedowns in the adjacent grass, and no hangar space as Tutors had flown in for the Camp weeks. And Cornwall can get quite windy..


But all was ok, and no landing nor parking fees charged :)
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By Flintstone
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A few years ago I was on a trip in the (then) new work machine which was a lot like the previous model but with enough differences to have us ask once in a while "Is that normal?".

We were flying an empty sector with plenty of time in hand so no pressure. I'd previously performed a walkround and my colleague headed off to do the same before we closed the door. When he got back I asked if he had removed the chocks (we were on a remote stand with no ground crew) and he said that he had. After engine start we were cleared to taxi but at idle thrust the aircraft remained where it was. A little more thrust, nothing. A little more, nada. As this was the first time we'd flown this aircraft with full tanks and we were parked on an upslope I simply added a little more thrust. As the engine spooled up there was a lurch and a thud as we taxied over the chocks on the nosewheel.

A year or so later with the same colleague we were on stand after delivering a load of passengers. He went outside to do a post-flight walkround while I finished off paperwork. When he came back I asked if we had chocks in, he said we had. I released the park brake then put it straight back on again as the aircraft started to roll forward.
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By skydriller
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Flintstone wrote:A year or so later with the same colleague we were on stand after delivering a load of passengers. He went outside to do a post-flight walkround while I finished off paperwork. When he came back I asked if we had chocks in, he said we had. I released the park brake then put it straight back on again as the aircraft started to roll forward.


Wasnt Genova a week or so back was it? :wink:
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By Flintstone
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skydriller wrote:
Flintstone wrote:A year or so later with the same colleague we were on stand after delivering a load of passengers. He went outside to do a post-flight walkround while I finished off paperwork. When he came back I asked if we had chocks in, he said we had. I released the park brake then put it straight back on again as the aircraft started to roll forward.


Wasnt Genova a week or so back was it? :wink:



It was you!!!! :D

:D Although I have been there a few times and it has its own......charm.