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Posted: 4/30/2015 4:48:54 PM EDT
I was looking up the weight of Cessna 150s today when I stumbled across this. I had never heard of this before.

Mathias Rust a teenager flew a Cessna 172 into Soviet airspace and landed in Moscow's Red Square. Apparently this move did help bring about some change in Russia, giving Gorbachev an excuse to purge the regime of some folks who disagreed with his policies.


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Yes. He's a nut.

Sweet landing though.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 4:51:23 PM EDT
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Yeah. It was kind of a big deal when he did it.

ETA: It was a big embarrassment for the Ruskies. They had a very extensive air-defense system that completely failed them.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 4:53:47 PM EDT
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Guess I must have been too young to remember this taking place. I was a teenager at the time. Guy does sound like a nut job, been in trouble a lot since then.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 4:54:49 PM EDT
Later in life he stabbed a female co-worker who rejected him.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 4:56:51 PM EDT
I remember it well.

A lot of Russian generals lost their jobs that day. There were foreign media all over Red Square for some big propaganda fluff promotion of the Soviet Union, when all of a sudden, some dude just lands there, with all the cameras to see.

When their chief general of air defense was called, he thought someone was pulling his leg.

One of the things that supposedly allowed him to pull it off was that there were two major search and rescue operations going on for downed aircraft, so there was a lot of flight activity in the corridor he chose.

Somehow, it all worked out in his favor, until he was arrested.
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Screen name...?

Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:02:18 PM EDT
Yeah.

He is a bit "off" though.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:02:36 PM EDT
Yeah I remember him. Gave the commies a big FUCK YOU
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Later in life he stabbed a female co-worker who rejected him.


Screen name...?



Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:04:07 PM EDT
learn something new every day
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:08:32 PM EDT
I remember that being a scenario in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000, didn't know it was an actual event.
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Yeah. It was kind of a big deal when he did it.

ETA: It was a big embarrassment for the Ruskies. They had a very extensive air-defense system that completely failed them.
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this must be his homeboy
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Yeah, it was an awesome stunt!
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Duh...

People that do spectacular things typically are a bit "off"
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:33:13 PM EDT

I remember that!

But it wasn't a plane. It was an ultralight. And it took two minutes before anyone there noticed. And it happened in Washington DC.
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I remember. Crazy sum bitch.

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Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:33:41 PM EDT
I remember it. Didn't hear about him gigging a coworker That rejected him though.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:33:52 PM EDT
I remember when he did it.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:34:32 PM EDT
Why were you looking up weights of Cessna 150s? and why not 152s? tri gear is easier to deal with than taildraggers.
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Why were you looking up weights of Cessna 150s? and why not 152s? tri gear is easier to deal with than taildraggers.
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A co-worker was talking about his crazy uncle that used to fly dangerously in his Cessna 150 and during his story he mentioned that he thought the plane must have weighed around 2400lbs. I told him no way and was looking to see what the tare weight of such plane would really be.

Edit - That said, 150's were tricycle. It was the 140 that was a tail dragger
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A co-worker was talking about his crazy uncle that used to fly dangerously in his Cessna 150 and during his story he mentioned that he thought the plane must have weighed around 2400lbs. I told him no way and was looking to see what the tare weight of such plane would really be.
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Originally Posted By madwis15:
Why were you looking up weights of Cessna 150s? and why not 152s? tri gear is easier to deal with than taildraggers.


A co-worker was talking about his crazy uncle that used to fly dangerously in his Cessna 150 and during his story he mentioned that he thought the plane must have weighed around 2400lbs. I told him no way and was looking to see what the tare weight of such plane would really be.


That seems a bit high.

Define dangerous? Enquiring minds NEED to know!
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Originally Posted By madwis15:


That seems a bit high.

Define dangerous? Enquiring minds NEED to know!
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Originally Posted By madwis15:
Why were you looking up weights of Cessna 150s? and why not 152s? tri gear is easier to deal with than taildraggers.


A co-worker was talking about his crazy uncle that used to fly dangerously in his Cessna 150 and during his story he mentioned that he thought the plane must have weighed around 2400lbs. I told him no way and was looking to see what the tare weight of such plane would really be.


That seems a bit high.

Define dangerous? Enquiring minds NEED to know!


Just dumb stuff like not following traffic patterns, Landing with the wind, running cracked weather checked tires. The weather checked tires portion is where the weight was interjected into the conversation
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Just dumb stuff like not following traffic patterns, Landing with the wind, running cracked weather checked tires. The weather checked tires portion is where the weight was interjected into the conversation
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Originally Posted By madwis15:
Originally Posted By Dieselman:
Originally Posted By madwis15:
Why were you looking up weights of Cessna 150s? and why not 152s? tri gear is easier to deal with than taildraggers.


A co-worker was talking about his crazy uncle that used to fly dangerously in his Cessna 150 and during his story he mentioned that he thought the plane must have weighed around 2400lbs. I told him no way and was looking to see what the tare weight of such plane would really be.


That seems a bit high.

Define dangerous? Enquiring minds NEED to know!


Just dumb stuff like not following traffic patterns, Landing with the wind, running cracked weather checked tires. The weather checked tires portion is where the weight was interjected into the conversation


It's not like you need good tires, you only use them for a couple hundred feet per flight

Link Posted: 4/30/2015 5:46:32 PM EDT
But it wasn't a plane. It was an ultralight.
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What incident are you describing ?

Mathias Rust did land a Cessna 172 in Red Square.

The autogyro pictured landed on the Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago.

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What incident are you describing ?

Mathias Rust did land a Cessna 172 in Red Square.

The autogyro pictured landed on the Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago.

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Originally Posted By RickH11:
But it wasn't a plane. It was an ultralight.


What incident are you describing ?

Mathias Rust did land a Cessna 172 in Red Square.

The autogyro pictured landed on the Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago.



I laughed!
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There are old pilots and bold pilots but no old and bold pilots
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That's about the truth
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Odd?

Yes.




While doing his obligatory community service (Zivildienst) in a West German hospital in 1989, Rust stabbed a female co-worker who had rejected him. The victim barely survived. He was convicted of attempted manslaughter and sentenced to two and a half years in prison, but was released after 15 months.[11] Since then he has lived a fragmented life, describing himself as a "bit of an oddball."[12] After being released from court, he converted to Hinduism in 1996 to become engaged to a daughter of an Indian tea merchant.[13] In 2001, he was convicted of stealing a cashmere pullover and ordered to pay a fine of DM 10,000, which was later reduced to DM 600.[4][11] A further brush with the law came in 2005, when he was convicted of fraud and had to pay €1,500 for stolen goods.[11] In 2009 Rust described himself as a professional poker player.[14] Most recently, in 2012, he described himself as an analyst at a Zurich-based investment bank.[12]
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathias_Rust
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