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FB Update: SC State president will fly plane over Death Valley on Saturday

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:08 PM
 

SC State president will fly plane over Death Valley on Saturday

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oh are we gonna let them run down the hill too?***


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:10 PM
 




Re: oh are we gonna let them run down the hill too?***


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:15 PM
 

I think I'll play it safe and come to the game late


What is a really, really bad idea for $400, Alex.

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:12 PM
 

... "plane he built himself" ...

I suddenly have 2 tix for sale.

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Seriously does the FAA even allow this?***


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:21 PM
 




Yes. Kitplanes are very prevalent in the aviation industry.

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:30 PM
 

There's even a huge experimental aircraft convention.

https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure

I'd hop in a fellow's homebuilt before I'd get into a cessna with a shoddy maint logbook. The builder knows every nut, bolt, and screw and where everything is.

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Re: Yes. Kitplanes are very prevalent in the aviation industry.


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 2:13 PM
 

"Eighty-two people in the U.S. were killed in 2008 in accidents involving planes built from kits, according the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's safety foundation. Kit-built planes accounted for 18 percent of noncommercial plane accidents that year even though they logged less than 5 percent of the flight time, the foundation said."

here is the warning should you find yourself facing the possibility of getting on such an aircraft:




Re: Yes. Kitplanes are very prevalent in the aviation industry.

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 2:42 PM
 

I couldn't agree more. After spending most of my life around aviation, including numerous hour of Hangar Time, I would most definitely trust a homebuilt. They go through a rigorous certification inspection, and then like all planes are subject to a very thorough Annual Inspection. Like Adam said the guy that built this thing (actually an RV6 a proven kit with thousands sold) knows this plane backwards and forwards. So the only question would be, is he a competent person to assemble this plane. So I checked his resume:

Clark holds a Master of Science Degree in Management (Marketing) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management (M.I.T.); a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T.; and further studies in Global Leadership and Senior Management Development programs at the University of Michigan and Indiana University

So yea, the guy has a BS in electrical engineering from MIT. I'm good to climb in the passenger seat with him.


Re: Seriously does the FAA even allow this?***


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 2:22 PM
 

I'm going to watch it outside the stadium, then I will go in.


If you are to believe the misplaced modifier ...

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:28 PM
 

Not only did he build the plane himself, he built it over Memorial Stadium.

That is pretty impressive.


Re: If you are to believe the misplaced modifier ...

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:29 PM
 

Exactly what I was thinking. #proofread


And, the exact time it was accomplished - 11:55 a.m.!***

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:41 PM
 




Re: FB Update: SC State president will fly plane over Death Valley on Saturday

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:27 PM
 

Wow, he built the plane over Death Valley...some talented guy-;))


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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:29 PM
 

Yes, very interesting. I caught that as well. I assume SCSTATE does not pay for any of the fuel for any of this. They sure don't have the money to spend on it.

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You noticed the misplaced modifier too.

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:30 PM
 

I'm an engineer and we aren't exactly known for our amazing knowledge of grammar, but even I cringe when folks write things like that.


well tigernet does allow Plyler to write blogs

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:31 PM
 

so i don't think their standards are very high


Re: FB Update: SC State president will fly plane over Death Valley on Saturday


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:42 PM
 

it clearly states that this is a "special event". I think building an airplane on the air would be very special....


Re: FB Update: SC State president will fly plane over Death Valley on Saturday

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:31 PM
 

Wouldn't knock him, he went to MIT, prob knows more about planes and physics than most the guys building them for a living.


Re: FB Update: SC State president will fly plane over Death Valley on Saturday


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:33 PM
 

is he going to land it on the field after the game with a banner that says mission accomplished?

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He built an aircraft over Memorial Stadium?!

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:37 PM
 

How did I miss that?


maybe he built cloaking devices for himself as well


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:38 PM
 

this guy is freaking amazing


It all makes sense now! That's why the


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 3:11 PM
 

Tigers played so tense last week. They all knew there was an invisible aircraft facility somewhere above their heads and they were afraid of it falling on them. I'm no longer worried about this season. Now that the aircraft is complete the Tigers have no worries.

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Re: He built an aircraft over Memorial Stadium?!


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 3:05 PM
 

What I read, too. Funny.


Even John Denver would not condone this***

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 1:56 PM
 




Not anymore anyway..


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 6:03 PM
 

too soon?

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We ought to load the cannon with buckshot.***

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 2:08 PM
 



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Re: FB Update: SC State president will fly plane over Death Valley on Saturday

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 2:16 PM
 

@#@#@



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My old Grandad used to say, "When one door closes, another one opens". Great man, lousy cabinet maker though.


Re: FB Update: SC State president will fly plane over Death Valley on Saturday


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 2:16 PM
 

I hope it's safe


nah. I'm sure they are just letting him do it


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 2:23 PM
 

without any vetting. Just said yes to his email


Re: FB Update: SC State president will fly plane over Death Valley on Saturday

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 2:18 PM
 

Rv6 is one of the best experimental home built aircraft you can build yourself. Fully aerobatic, fast and burns less full than similar size aircraft that are FAA certified. The plane still has to be checked out before it can fly. The company is Vans Aircraft. Many of the non military flyovers we've had were vans aircraft flying formation. Many fly every weekend into Clemson fwiw.


Re: FB Update: SC State president will fly plane over Death Valley on Saturday

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 2:32 PM
 

"SC State President James E. Clark will lead the pre-game flight in an aircraft that he built over Memorial Stadium..."

Was the plane factory in the sky??? :)


Re: FB Update: SC State president will fly plane over Death Valley on Saturday


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 3:01 PM
 

before you all fill 3 pages poking fun at the guy, he has a more impressive background than all of us...

"Clark holds a Master of Science Degree in Management (Marketing) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management (M.I.T.); a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T.; and further studies in Global Leadership and Senior Management Development programs at the University of Michigan and Indiana University."

not to mention leading $1billion divisions of fortune 500 companies...


think they just did a test flight


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 3:46 PM
 

4 little planes in formation just went over campus west to east

they are small planes, to say the least

https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv6.htm


Very cool!***


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 8:46 PM
 



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Simple question..Why? How bout he flies over his own stadium


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 5:49 PM
 

nm

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Simple answer...

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Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 6:04 PM
 

the idea was floated as a good will gesture for continued unity through state university partnerships, vetted by CU and all integral departments, then given approval by appropriate decision makers...

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Not to mention John Denver


Posted: Sep 17, 2016, 7:55 AM
 

And he thought it was an excellent idea.


Re: FB Update: SC State president will fly plane over Death Valley on Saturday


Posted: Sep 16, 2016, 10:15 PM
 

Clemson nor SC state is paying a dime for this. They are doing it on their own accord and all practice flying formation religiously. I know this because my wife's father is flying his rv-8 that he built in this group tomorrow.


i am not concerned where he built it


Posted: Sep 17, 2016, 5:21 AM
 

Just that he did build it.

Sure hope it doesn't leak oil

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Re: FB Update: SC State president will fly plane over Death Valley on Saturday


Posted: Sep 17, 2016, 7:23 AM
 

Can we drive our old car onto the field pre-game on Thursday night in Atlanta?


Somebody bring their 90 AA; we'll call it experimental skeet***


Posted: Sep 17, 2016, 7:53 AM
 



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The FAA is allowing this?

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Posted: Sep 17, 2016, 8:25 AM
 

Experimental aircraft flown in a tight formation by civilian pilots over 10's of thousands of people? WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?


Don't ever accuse Clemson of not being a generous host***


Posted: Sep 17, 2016, 8:47 AM
 



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Gamecocks "one up" SC State's flyby!


Posted: Sep 17, 2016, 10:39 AM
 

On November 26th USC president will lead a formation of unicycles across the field during the Clemson/South Carolina game. While he did not technically build his unicycle, there was "Some assembly required".


homemade aircraft? What could go wrong?


Posted: Sep 17, 2016, 12:00 PM
 

Nm


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