ERAU Flightline Destroyed, Millions in Damages

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ERAU Flightline Destroyed, Millions in Damages

Post by desksgo »

Wasn't a very merry Christmas in Daytona Beach.

http://photos.revenanteagle.org/index.php?album=torndao

Keep in mind those are all nearly-brand new aircraft, full certified GPS, ADS-B...enough to make you want to cry.

Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground:

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except the last page, last photo. looks like my last golf holiday!
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Damn!
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Damn but it was more than likely all insured... hope no one was hurt.
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Oh is that ever a sad looking sight :(

Gives me shivers seeing such nice craft all balled up like that, more so however when people are responsible..
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Lots of scrap tin there!
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Post by alpha1 »

wow. scary stuff. hope everyone's safe.

makes me think, if you're not humble about the weather, one day it will humble you.
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Ouch! Such a shame :(
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c'mon it's just planes for c*** s*** !
buy another and go back in the sky !
life goes on, sun still shine !
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200hr Wonder wrote:Damn but it was more than likely all insured... hope no one was hurt.
Most were leased on an agreement from Cessna (brand spankin new G1000s). You bet they're insured.

And with the tuition those kids pay, I'm not shedding a tear.
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scopiton wrote:c'mon it's just planes for c*** s*** !
buy another and go back in the sky !
life goes on, sun still shine !

:roll:
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C-FABH wrote: And with the tuition those kids pay, I'm not shedding a tear.
Wondered how long it would take for someone to play the "spoiled aviation college" brat card... :roll:
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grammar boy wrote:Wondered how long it would take for someone to play the "spoiled aviation college" brat card... :roll:
So you'd pay out of your pocket to help ERAU purchase new aircraft???

The only things these students have lost is their semester and flying time... and for that, quite unfortunate. College students don't need sex, as the college fucks them all the time (in this case, mother nature too)
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C-FABH wrote:
200hr Wonder wrote:Damn but it was more than likely all insured... hope no one was hurt.
And with the tuition those kids pay, I'm not shedding a tear.
I know! I know! I feel your pain because I almost got sucked into ERAU. In fact, I almost took that $120 000 US loan that was suppose to come in at $30 000/yr. FABH, the ERAU issue for me is like Cat Driver and TC. They have such an incredible marketing tactic of attacking high schoolers who are young and determined to break into the aviation industry. This was a few years ago when I came to the conclusion that I wanted to become a pilot and no one would stop. My mentor was making some $350 000+ at Air Canada, and if he could do it then I could do it. Yes, it would be more challenging for me, but a life without challenge is no challenge at all. Embry Riddle was telling me about completing my flight training with 200 hrs. and buy these things... what are they called? Oh yes, thats right... PPC! I would purchase this gift and they would help me to gain permanent residency, which they couldn't promise but it was worth a shot. "Upon completion, you can be flying a 747 for a legacy carrier shortly. You should be able to pay that $120 000 within 3-5 years at the rate of which you're getting payed." An instructor called me shortly after and told me... "Please don't do it! Starting pay for flying a jet at Mesaba is $18 000/yr." That had to be the shocker of my life!
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Post by TerrainTerrain »

scopiton wrote:c'mon it's just planes for c*** s*** !
buy another and go back in the sky !
life goes on, sun still shine !
For cock sake?

And you're right. Sun still shine, my broken English/drunk while posting friend.

I don't give a flying cock about the ERAU kids and their rich parents. Any twisted airframe makes me cringe. Even these.
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Golden Flyer wrote: Embry Riddle was telling me about completing my flight training with 200 hrs. and buy these things... what are they called? Oh yes, thats right... PPC!
There aren't any PPC's in the United States. It was a lovely story though.
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desksgo wrote:
Golden Flyer wrote: Embry Riddle was telling me about completing my flight training with 200 hrs. and buy these things... what are they called? Oh yes, thats right... PPC!
There aren't any PPC's in the United States. It was a lovely story though.
...lol my bad. TYPE RATINGS! :D
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C-FABH wrote: So you'd pay out of your pocket to help ERAU purchase new aircraft???

The only things these students have lost is their semester and flying time... and for that, quite unfortunate. College students don't need sex, as the college fucks them all the time (in this case, mother nature too)
??? and one more ? :shock:
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Post by Zatopec »

Amazing what people think about Riddle! C'mon people, don't tell me you wouldn't wanna go if you could afford it?

Being a grad myself and far from a rich parents kid (was there long before it got so expensive), I'll try not to take it personal.
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TerrainTerrain. I appreciate your sense of humour. That was pretty cockin funny.
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Post by Blue Side Down »

I was only expecting to see a few planes on their backs in the pictures... but obviously whatever happened put the planes through the mincer. How big was the tornado?!
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Post by Kilo-Kilo »

Blue Side Down wrote:I was only expecting to see a few planes on their backs in the pictures... but obviously whatever happened put the planes through the mincer. How big was the tornado?!
It looks like it went through what I think is a destroyed hanger in the photos packed with planes, untied of course, and ejected them out.
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Post by desksgo »

Unfortunately, this is not the case. You're looking at aircraft that were parked outside, SECURED WITH CHAINS. The hangar is a maintenance hangar, probably had 5 aircraft in it at best. They lost approximately 50-60 aircraft (spar inspections pending) This was one hell of a Tornado from what the locals tell me and the school is very fortunate that it occurred on Christmas and not with students on campus. Keep in mind every building on that campus meets some serious hurricane-worthy standards.
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Post by Rowdy »

Why all the disrespect and comments against Embry...

Come on kids! At least it's not Seneca :wink:

would you feel the same way.. if say... Peninsulair or pro ifr or Perimeters training fleet suffered the same fate?



Anyone else notice they all started with P's?
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