qmdv wrote:"He’ll just take off from there when the conditions are good enough,” Kaiser said
My kind of Sheriff.
CHP wouldn't let him take off... Had to take the wings off and haul it to a airport... practically no traffic on the freeway out there...
iceman wrote:yup we had one here in the San Diego back country a couple years ago... Landed on the freeway... fixed it and CHP wouldn't let him take off... Had to take the wings off and haul it to a airport... practically no traffic on the freeway out there...
courierguy wrote:Next time anyone is driving by Little America, the huge truck stop compound on I-80 in Wyoming, note the frontage road on the north side. I've HEARD a pilot landed there once, taxied over to the very edge (out of the way) of the parking area, and then the pilot made the short hike for fuel. When he had landed and parked, he was screened from view by several semi trailer. In the 10 minutes or so it took him to get the fuel (yeah, in plastic jugs no less) and was walking back to the out of view plane, a Wyoming state trooper had appeared and was writing a ticket out to a trucker, right on the other side more or less of the yet unseen parked airplane.
The pilot actually walked within 50' of the busy trooper on the way back to the plane. Then he quickly dumped the needed fuel in, and without a lengthy runup, in fact it appeared he started rolling as soon as he cranked it over, as if he was concerned the trooper, now knowing there was an airplane taxing away on a state highway within 200' of him would have objected, took off and flew directly away from the trooper at a high rate of speed and a low altitude. The frontage road, straight, wide, long, and totally without any traffic, seemed to do pretty well as a makeshift runway.
It was never determined whether or not the trooper had a problem with any of this, but I'm told that every time since the event (20 years ago) the pilot in question drives by Little America, he smiles.
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