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  •  Took a duck/s through #2 in the Stratobladder (5+ / 0-)

    at a couple hundred feet above the ground on takeoff from a touch and go way back when. It was dark and flying in the right seat I could see flame shoot forward of the IP in the left seat. Big bang, slight shudder from the compressor stall, and nothing else. All engine instruments remained normal so we landed it on the next one.

    Also took a goose at 350 knots on climb out once. Dead in the middle of the aircraft commander's #1 windscreen. Only a grease streak. Didn't hurt the windscreen either. That was one tough old bird. No, not the goose, he was a mess. Can you imagine what was the last thing that went though that goose's head when he hit us?

    Time makes more converts than reason. Thomas Paine, Common Sense

    by VTCC73 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 01:17:07 PM PDT

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