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Re: [Mid-Island-Pilots-Club-Email] Quad bike and plane in runway near miss

From: Steve
Sent on: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:17 PM
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I'm inclined to say WOW, but then again, it kinda looks like an average summer weekend afternoon at Spadaro Airport. Winking smile emoticon
 
As far as the quote by an unknown author at the bottom of your message, I think the author might do well to lay off the psychotropic substances for a while.  The reason I say this (at least about the first part of the quote) is because belief and knowledge are two entirely different concepts.  For instance, Leonardo Da Vinci believed that machines could be made that could fly while I, on the other hand, never believed such a thing.  I never had to because it was always evident to me that such machines really do exist and as a result I know that they fly, without me having to exercise the slightest amount of belief.
 
I think it would be safe to say that the lady who was shooting the aforementioned video knew that a plane was flying toward her, but for a moment might have looked at it in disbelief.

Sent: Wednesday, January 23,[masked]:07 PM
Subject: [Mid-Island-Pilots-Club-Email] Quad bike and plane in runway near miss

 
 

Messing around with a quad bike on a runway becomes a whole lot more exciting when it includes a near miss with a low flying plane.

YouTube footage shows a biplane trailing smoke and flying just above the unnamed runway racing towards the quad rider.

The rider appears to say something like: "hang on, a plane", moments before being narrowly missed by the swerving aircraft.

The plane then passes, with a roar, scarily close to the unseen woman filming the incident. She can be heard shrieking in what could be relief or exhilaration. Then she whimpers.

"On my God," she says in what sounds like an American accent.

The footage brings to mind the famous scene from Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 film North by Northwest in which Cary Grant is terrorised by a crop dusting biplane, although the shooting and fiery crash of the movie are missing.

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One cannot know something without believing it to be true, however one can easily believe something without knowing it to be true...

                                                                           ~ Unknown

 
 



 
 




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