Sunday, March 10, 2013

Duct tape. Never Leave Home Without It...



During a private fly-in fishing excursion into the
Alaskan wilderness, the chartered pilot and fishermen
left a cooler with bait in the plane. 

And a bear smelled it.   

This is what Yogi did to the plane...

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The pilot used his radio and had another pilot
bring him two new tires, three cases of duct tape,
and a supply of sheet plastic. 

He then patched the plane together, and 

FLEW IT HOME!





















Duct tape.  Never leave home without it...

 

7 comments:

Momma Fargo said...

Crazy. I would have stayed on the bear infested deserted island. LOL

Coffeypot said...

MF, the wings were untouched and the engine was unharmed. All he really needed was the tires and something to reduce the drag. I would have been more afraid the bear might come back and eat me.

Linda said...

I have read that bears can rip a car apart, too. So, shelter in a car would not be safe. I would not want to fly in that plane at all. But, duct tape is good.

Old NFO said...

It's probably actually stronger with the duct tape than it was with the ceconite!!!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Once bought a fabric covered plane that was hail damaged. Used duct tape on the holes and flew it (at a slow speed) about five hundred miles to where it was to be repaired.

Coffeypot said...

Linda, as Old NFO said, the plane is probably stronger now. Heavier, yes, but stronger.

Well Said, the Indy Racing League calls duct tape 200 mph tape because the can tape something on the race cars and go over 200 mph on the straights. I don't know it the temp at high levels would affect it or not, but evidently it held at slow speeds.

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