Posted: 7/9/2010 21:12:16
This is the end result of what happened, when I tried to teach myself how to fly an Ultralight with only 16 hours of experience in a Cessna 150. Tail dragger in addition. This was a great little plane and those who flew it loved it! I had to have two surgeries on my leg, have a bunch of metal in it now. And I still can't run. Spent six days in a trauma hospital. I had a safety belt and helmet on. If I hadn't had those on, I'd ate pavement. Worst pain of my life. I'm back to taking lessons, now have 23 hours total. I won't be doing anything so stupid again. I had just bought that little plane a month before. Spent about five hours learning how to dance on the rudder pedals to control it, I had gotten quite good at controlling it on the ground. Then got over confident, tried to fly her and lost it.
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Posted: 7/9/2010 21:34:58
What hurt most of all was to lose this beautiful machine. Someone spent a lot of hours building it. The attention to detail in all aspects of it's construction was superb. I had an A&P look at it and was impressed at how well built it was. I still have the tail, it wasn't damaged in the crash. I'll probably use the horizontal, vertical, elevators, and rudder on a Affordaplane I'd like to build.
Posted: 7/9/2010 22:39:29
Wow glad your ok, ill tell ya when they where taking those staples out that grossed me out! even tho i have seen my own arm bone in a dirt bike crash, that there beet all.
Posted: 7/16/2010 14:10:18
Glad you survived everything!
One thing I don't know if the doctors told you about healing from your surgeries, I found out about.
Keep all of your scars out of the sun, totally, or the scars will never fade to white. They will stay a bright pink, about like they are in your video clip. Scars are bad enough, but to have them stay bright pink is something I could have lived without!
Good luck with your healing, and with your future flights!
Jim in NC