Ahh, sorry pal.“We see a little bit of smoke, which typically is not a huge deal,’’ Wright said. “Usually a radio will smoke a little, you throw the electrical power off, (and) everything‘s fine.
See belowAnybody know if they had a PLB? 3 hours seems like an awfully fast rescue.
I activated my SPOT upon entering the water (I have carried one with my since they were first introduced). The yacht never saw us. We waved and waved until the disappeared. We bobbed around in the Gulf for nearly 3 hours. A CBP fixed wing aircraft was doing a search pattern for 30 minutes before the USCG helicopter showed up. They both flew right over the top of us many times and never spotted us. The USCG chopper flew right over us about 6 times before they spotted us.
Ever been in an emergency situation like that? They were pretty calm, they used the video as a way to kill time, to stay awake, motivated and why not to brag about it later on...
really doubt too they would have found them that fast without a PLB, I have a FastFind that I always carry with me in a grab bag...Anybody know if they had a PLB? 3 hours seems like an awfully fast rescue.
I did have a engine failure in a six once. Got plenty of warning as it burst into flames about 3 minutes before it quit. No time for a camera. Did learn 11'500 is too high when you're on fire. The plane was totaled before I landed.Ever been in an emergency situation like that?
When they weren't shooting video I'll bet they were playing checkers on the ipad too. Me? I'd be looking for shark fins.They were pretty calm, they used the video as a way to kill time, to stay awake, motivated and why not to brag about it later on...
Who the heck shoots a video when someone is trying to kill them and there's a very good chance that they are going to be killed? People are stupid. http://forums.jetcareers.com/threads/put-this-in-your-bf3-and-smoke-it.153883/
In fairness, I do have a US Army Survival Manual on my tablet, so maybe they do too, and were just about to craft a sailboat from their garments, deep sea fish for tuna, and process their urine into San Pellegrino.When they weren't shooting video I'll bet they were playing checkers on the ipad too. Me? I'd be looking for shark fins.
It can be incredibly difficult to locate a person in the water...even if you know where to look for them...even on a flat calm day. Searing your eyeballs while looking for hours at a time is no fun. Fairly soon the observers can become myopic and drift into a daze of looking but not seeing. You don't really see the person as you detect something not right. Dye markers may make a diff but still the odds are low.It sounds strange that the USCG and the other plane couldn't spot them, but if it was sunset and you're looking for two people in wavy water about 1,000 above them, that can be hard.
True story - I thought I was going to get shot a couple months ago so I texted so Kristie would know what went down.