Pilot ejects from Tucano T1

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The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Le_addeur_noir said:
Apparently the RAF Tucano display pilot.


Its going to be an expensive year if that's a part of his display.
The RAF have a surplus of Tucanos,so pranging a few more shouldn't be much of a problem to them.
 
#5
Shouldn't we be grateful that the fella managed to bang out successfully? He wasn't badly injured, no locals were suddenly struck by a "bolt from the blue" but one aircraft was wrecked.

Well done him indeed, I say, and I hope he recovers fully.

MsG
 
#6
Take a look at the photo and then compare with the text, quote "out-of-control Tucano T1 trainer smashed into the ground inside the base perimeter".
Spot deliberate error? a/c looks like it could be Cat 5 for spares if not actually repairable.

Glad the driver got out in one piece.
 
#9
Apparently he only got out just in time - by the time he had found a hospital and a primary school to narrowly avoid (having spent vital seconds wrestling with the controls) there was nothing on the clock but the makers' name; not to mention: burning glycol on the windshield and the acrid smell of cordite in his nostrils...
 
#10
Good on him for banging out and a speedy recovery. I met him last summer on placement at Linton, really sound and grounded bloke, well done! Still, with the aircraft in that state after impact, a real man would have stayed in and landed it properly ;).
 
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Drlligaf said:
Take a look at the photo and then compare with the text, quote "out-of-control Tucano T1 trainer smashed into the ground inside the base perimeter".
Spot deliberate error? a/c looks like it could be Cat 5 for spares if not actually repairable.
I don't think how it came to rest is indicative of whether it was under control or not. I think ejection is the only option if the aircraft is out of control or on fire and is not a decision taken lightly. Which is safer? A dead stick wheels up landing in a prop aircraft or a zero-zero ejection? Probably the latter. This aint the 1940s and wheels up landings after battling the hun are unneccessary today due to sophisticated ejection seats

Bird strike on approach? Thats caused a few low level ejections in the past and the aircraft could have just continued on its glide slope heading for the airfield, hence it came to ground in almost one piece?

Years ago, didnt a Harrier pilot eject and his crate kept going straight and level, and had to be shot down over the North Sea before it entered Foreign Airspace?

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The Brazilian-built Tucano T1
It is Brazillian designed by Embraer, British built by Shorts of Belfast. (in fact, conceptually, its an American design, that traces its ancestry back to the WW2 P51 Mustang)
 

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dhgrainger1 said:
Good on him for banging out and a speedy recovery. I met him last summer on placement at Linton, really sound and grounded bloke, well done! Still, with the aircraft in that state after impact, a real man would have stayed in and landed it properly ;).
Well he is now anyway!
 
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seanbean said:
Apparently he only got out just in time - by the time he had found a hospital and a primary school to narrowly avoid (having spent vital seconds wrestling with the controls) there was nothing on the clock but the makers' name; not to mention: burning glycol on the windshield and the acrid smell of cordite in his nostrils...
Yep, primary school grounds are right next to the airfield, and the base is within a small village. Thankfully all ok, and not more serious.

I do have some pictures though, which are now in the open public domain if anyone is interested?
 
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walt_of_the_walts said:
...(in fact, conceptually, its an American design, that traces its ancestry back to the WW2 P51 Mustang)
Err, how exactly is the Tucano 'conceptually' an American design? :?
 
#16
Conceptually, my VW golf is Roman as its designed on a chariot....................
 
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Le_addeur_noir said:
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Le_addeur_noir said:
Apparently the RAF Tucano display pilot.


Its going to be an expensive year if that's a part of his display.
The RAF have a surplus of Tucanos,so pranging a few more shouldn't be much of a problem to them.
In that case they won't mind me borrowing one for a bit, pop over to gutersloh get drunk for the weekend and fly back. Oh no we leave that to harrier pilots, spains good this time of year!! :D :lol:
 
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The-Lord-Flasheart said:
walt_of_the_walts said:
Which is safer? A dead stick wheels up landing in a prop aircraft or a zero-zero ejection?
I think if he'd waited to do a 0/0 ejection, it may have been a bit late. :roll:
And of course the fact the fact the Tuc isn't equipped with a zero-zero seat would have made it even worse. :roll:
 
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walt_of_the_walts said:
Drlligaf said:
Take a look at the photo and then compare with the text, quote "out-of-control Tucano T1 trainer smashed into the ground inside the base perimeter".
Spot deliberate error? a/c looks like it could be Cat 5 for spares if not actually repairable.
I don't think how it came to rest is indicative of whether it was under control or not. I think ejection is the only option if the aircraft is out of control or on fire and is not a decision taken lightly. Which is safer? A dead stick wheels up landing in a prop aircraft or a zero-zero ejection? Probably the latter. This aint the 1940s and wheels up landings after battling the hun are unneccessary today due to sophisticated ejection seats

Bird strike on approach? Thats caused a few low level ejections in the past and the aircraft could have just continued on its glide slope heading for the airfield, hence it came to ground in almost one piece?

Years ago, didnt a Harrier pilot eject and his crate kept going straight and level, and had to be shot down over the North Sea before it entered Foreign Airspace?

Code:
The Brazilian-built Tucano T1
It is Brazillian designed by Embraer, British built by Shorts of Belfast. (in fact, conceptually, its an American design, that traces its ancestry back to the WW2 P51 Mustang)
Read the text, "smashed into the ground", to my mind that means the aircraft is almost unrecognisable and there is more than likely a big smoking hole in the ground. :roll:

But we know that journos like to sensationalise
just a bit.
 
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Magic_Mushroom said:
walt_of_the_walts said:
...(in fact, conceptually, its an American design, that traces its ancestry back to the WW2 P51 Mustang)
Err, how exactly is the Tucano 'conceptually' an American design? :?
The Mustang has a higher VNE! Therefore the Tincano with its 270kts (I think) is a retrograde. :D
 

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