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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by beeline, May 19, 2015.

  1. beeline

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    A good friend was interested in seeing me and my Phantom fly, so I invited him over to the house. After a short walk we arrived at the launch spot, just outside a 400 acre wooded, mountainous land preserve.

    Weather was good and took off without incident. Let her hover at about 30 feet when I turned to talk to my friend. In what couldn't have been more than 10 seconds, I look up...and can't find my bird. Not only have I lost site of it, I can't hear it either. Gone.

    Quickly, I give it throttle to keep from crashing, wherever it may be. Still no sign. I push forward, back and side to side knowing it will show up soon. But it doesn't.

    Not 2 minutes into the lost flight, an F-16 blows in out of nowhere right over my head. Didn't see or hear it until already past me at an altitude likely under 400 feet. Oh ****, that got my attention!

    How high did I send the Phantom earlier in my panic? Search me. Left FPV at home for some reason. Good news is that I did not hear or see a fireball in the distance.

    Still no sign of the quad, until a minute or two later when she magically appeared directly over my head.

    Sigh of relief.

    Then I woke up, heart pounding, slathered in a sweat.

    True story. My first Phanightmare.
     
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    best advice I can give now is...if you want to fly, then fly and pay attention. If you want to chat with your friend, land the Phantom and find a park bench to talk.
     
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    Might want to read the fine print, Monte55.;) Something like this could only happen in my dreams...

    Having said that, a Chinook flew directly over my head at about 1000 feet this morning . No Phantom in the air at the time and I was wide awake.
     
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    images4HKE7OJ0.jpg ..Good one, had me going there for a sec !
    Try laying off the snacks before ya go to bed ;)
     
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    Ya got me, thanks for the laugh.

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  6. RedHotPoker

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    Aren't dreams fun? ;-)

    Now go get some REM, and call me in the morning!! Hahaha

    BTW, That was a nice ending, to a horror story...

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    Surely I'm not the only one who has had a memorable dream about flying their Phantoms. Did it end in disaster or just start out that way?;)
     
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    Jesus... I usually dream about Angelina Jolie... (it usually ends with a crash and burn... but I still wake up with my heart pounding and slathered in sweat...)

    [​IMG]
     
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    :D Yep
     
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    Was that pre-op AJ or post-op AJ? ;-)

    Sadly, She had her crash pads removed...

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  11. beeline

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    I didn't say anything about wet dreams, boys :D. If it weren't illegal and stupid my Phantom would be a member of the mile high club.
     
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    Ahaaaa keep that down will ya.jpg Don't say Phantom and mile high in the same sentence as it will start a riot in here !! :eek:
    ;):D
     
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    ...and these boys will come lookin' for ya.

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    Eh, sooo How was your weekend?

    Oh, it was a regular Riot!!

    No, nothing like the bikers brawl in Texas, that was crazy!
    9 dead and over a hundred arrested...
    Stay clear of Twin Peaks boys... Just saying...

    Brad Pitt is sure a lucky fellow, eh...?
    He don't mind, none.

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    Now she's got store bought. And not right off the "rack" either, I'd wager. Custom jubblies. And I'll bet they're spectacular...

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