Dumb things to do with an aircraft

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Dumb thing to do with an airplane

Yellow aircraft was in a street parade.
Then after parade couldn’t be bothered to truck it to airport.
Instead decided to fly out and tried to take off on a road.
During take off roll slid onto shoulder which was cambered down - erased a lot of take off energy, tried to take off before the next road intersection, clipped a light pole and crashed

Take off roll started from the obligatory Taco store

 

docjames

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A) Lucky no one was killed
B) Waste of a good aircraft
C) Why take a risk you don’t need to…..
 

jb747

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In itself it's not a totally dumb idea, but the execution has been woefully lacking. There doesn't seem to be anywhere near enough length blocked off. I guess the end point has been chosen by the presence of the wires, but I can't see why he didn't start the run much earlier. And then not actually being able to keep it on the road...perhaps tells you a bit about the skill level involved.
 

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