Why is it always wires?
Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:19
My wire dreams always seem to have one common thread, that is, I always find myself trapped by them on takeoff! Never while just cruising around, and certainly not during an approach to land,...kinda odd if you ask me?
,...and how come I never just set back down!!?
Another thing I find a bit odd. I'm one of those idiots who went scudd-running one day ferrying a 44, went IIMC and yet somehow survived. So howcome I never dream about that?
Its always those damn wires!?
Well after fifteen and a half years they finally went from saying "the pilot shortage is coming", to "the pilot shortage is here!" Yep, 2018, year of the pilot shortage!
,...didn't seem that big a shortage though? In fact if you blinked, you'd of missed it,...me, I was out taking a wiz,...dammit!
Posted 16 February 2017 - 22:32
Pretty common dream for pilots, been having similar ones for 45 years, though usually in flight and trapped under wires, some of thousands of feet in the air.
My brother has them too and it is 30 years since he flew a helicopter.
Posted 17 February 2017 - 00:46
Posted 17 February 2017 - 04:36
Yeah, but people say "We are living the dream!"
I never want to live that dream, eternally under infinite wires. Prefer to dream of ...umm...ladies
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 09:20
I dream that I encounter wires in flight, although my usual nightmare is a as r22butters described- I'm trying to takeoff and I can't find a clear path.
In my last dream, I had just reported for a night shift in China and got a request immediately- which I accepted without preflight preps. That in itself is a nightmare. Blasted off, I'm scudrunning a black night to a new destination, BIG wires running along the base of the clouds and that's enough, I abort. There's the hospital...
China is full of Chinese, I don't speak Chinese, I have no maps/charts, local knowledge, weather briefing or even the remotest idea where the receiving is, but I don't tell anybody and fake it...
Somewhere in my deep sub-conscious I think I am bullet-effin proof and can handle anything? That's scary.
Just a pilot (retired, so I have a LOT of time)...
Posted 18 February 2017 - 18:29
Yeah, Wally, that's another recurrent one - being totally unprepared for a flight - being launched off with no flight plan, no maps or charts, no real idea of where I am supposed to go. Finding myself inside controlled airspace without a clearance - do I tell them on the radio where I am and request a clearance? Or do I sneak back to the zone boundary and ask again? Or just keep skunking along and hope nobody notices?
Posted 19 February 2017 - 22:17
Don't forget the ones about a hot start and over-torque.
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