i've flown many times, not anymore...thanks to this :shock:
Scary pic. bro.! Brings back a memory and
a 'testimony of God's Mercy!
My wife and I flew to see my folks
in New York right after we were married
back in 1978.
At 35,000 on a Delta jumbo jet, the right
far engine 'blew' up! The pilot gets on the
intercom and says " Please do not be that
concerned. WAs long as we have '3' other
jet engines we will be fine. Thank you."
I was also a 'baby' Christian of only 4 months
old in Christ! The Lord impressed me to 'start'
praying!" I toldmy wife and she prayed too.
About 10 minutes later, the 'left' rear engine
blew up!! The Captain came on again, this time
'real' nervous saying, " Ladies and Gentlemen,
this has never happened before! Please 'try'
and 'stay' calm we are radioing the tower for
instructions!" That's it!!
The passengers were getting up and were very
scared as you can imagine! I turned to my wife
and said, " Honey I love ya so much and if this
is it, we have our ticket paid up in Heaven. So
I might see you real soon in Glory!!"
The plane suddenly started to 'dive' down! We
were now fllying over the Atlantic Ocean!!
The lady in front of us was about 75 years old
with a 'lighted' countenance on her face! She
had turned around and offered us some boxed
Fanny Farmer candy! I said to her, " You are
'saved', you're a born again believer in Jesus
Christ aren't you?" She then grinned wide and
said, " Yes I am young man. I've been 'saved'
for many years. We need to pray for this very
serious situation right now!"
We three grabbed hands and strated to pray and
ask God for His Mercy! About 10 minutes later as
we 'still' were descending, the plane suddenly
'leveled' off! Praise God!!
Jesus had heard our deperate cry for help! The
people started to rejoice! There were some
Christians on board praising and thanking God!
The Captain came back on the speakers and said,
" Ladies and Gentlemen, I don't know what just ah,..
happened, but we can now land 'safely', it is a .......
'miracle'! All three of us began to shout and praise
the Lord for His Grace and Mercy!
Last week the same type of thing happened to another
jet airliner we saw on the news. Both engines left and
far right exploded, the jet went down killing all on
board , about 250 people!
Psalms 30:10: Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon
me: LORD, be thou my helper.
After every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a "gripe sheet," which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems; document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.
Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by Qantas' pilots(marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers. By the way, Qantas is the only major airline that has never had an accident.
P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.
P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.
P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.
P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.
P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.
P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what they're for.
P: IFF inoperative.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.
P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you're right.
P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.
P: Aircraft handles funny. (this one is good...)
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.
P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.
And the best one for last...
P. Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget
pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.
But the truth is, I love flying. I always have.
Ive been Blessed to have gone to Italy 3 times to see Family. Jamaica for my honeymoon, and Florida for a vacation.
I even took a ride on one of those small little airplanes with the single engine. That one was the best yet.
The sound of the engine reving up before the take off, the feel of the plane in flight moving around....very cool.
My favorite parts are the take off and the landing of an air plane.