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Wally_in_Cincy
05-06-2004, 02:08 PM
Kerry claims he took off and flew training jet over Israel on 1991. Fantasy or fact? Perhaps he mispoke.

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38343

highsea
05-06-2004, 02:22 PM
I doubt he took off. Possibly he took the controls once a safe altidude was reached, but there is too much going on during takeoffs and landings for a non-pilot to handle.

-CM~~172 Pilot

SpiderMan
05-06-2004, 03:27 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote highsea:</font><hr> I doubt he took off. Possibly he took the controls once a safe altidude was reached, but there is too much going on during takeoffs and landings for a non-pilot to handle.

-CM~~172 Pilot <hr /></blockquote>

I'd tend to agree. I took off in a 172 after about 30 minutes of talk/familiarization with an instructor, but that is nothing like jets and still I torqued left so hard that we almost hit a fence. Luckily, I had one of those instructors with so much confidence in his ability to rescue us that he seldom took the controls in any maneuver - he'd just yell at me until I did what he wanted, and we never crashed.

SpiderMan