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During my years as a pilot, I have had more than on FAA examiner tell me, "Duct Tape is NOT FAA Approved."


I was flying hot air balloons at the time. Asked why.

The response was, the Duct Tape is heavy and it is stronger than the balloon envelop fabric.


I knew of several balloon pilots that probably had a hundred to two hundred pounds of Duct Tape on their balloon holding them together until the next biannual inspection.

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Gripe Sheet:


Pilot: bent spar, wood in place.


A&P: Talk to your wife.

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1 hour ago, SHOOTIN FOX said:

He should have at least pulled the strut straight. 


Strut is Aluminum, If he would have tried to straighten it completely, it would have broke in two.

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i hate airplains - i hate broken ones even more , 


i flew a lot in my previous life and choose not to anymore thank you , 

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