highcotton2 Auburn Fan Alabama Member since Feb 2010 1688 posts
re: Alabama Teens Steal Airplane and Die (Posted on 1/2/13 at 5:47 pm to redstick13)
There was a kid in our area that had been playing flying games on a computer and decided to steal a plane from a local airport. He took off flew aound and landed with no problem once. He then took off again and then botched the landing. he did survive though. Pretty crazy he was able to even start the damn thing having never been in a plane before.
redstick13 Wofford Fan Western Colorado Member since Feb 2007 21766 posts
re: Alabama Teens Steal Airplane and Die (Posted on 1/2/13 at 6:08 pm to highcotton2)
One of my parent's best friends had his own single engine plane that he kept at his house in the country. I flew in that plane many times and they are not difficult to start at all. I grew up on a farm and was always around farm equipment. Starting an airplane is not any harder than starting a tractor.