Monday, November 21, 2005

Gear - to be down or not to be down, that is the question

I, along with many, was glued to the the TV early this afternoon watching live coverage of a Nike Corporation Gulfstream V aircraft having landing gear problems in Oregon. They later managed to get the gear to properly descend after consultation with Gulfstream engineers.

Over the weekend, there was also a Beechcraft King Air 200 which had gear problems at Fulton County Airport-Brown Field, resulting in a belly landing. I thought it was rather impressive how quickly those props shut-down after he made the runway.

There sure have been a lot of gear-related stories lately. So, in words from my good friend Roy - do your GUMPS (Gas, Undercarriage, Mixture, Power, Seatbelts) check!!

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