Does anybody else think “pilot” is a strange label

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  1. tubedude

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    They have, over 1000 ft/sec. gets good range.
     
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    It actually predates flight. Riverboat pilot?

    Also refers to a cow catcher, TV show up for evaluation, experimental program...it's a good thing the English language is so concise. :confused:
     
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    I'd be pretty surprised if a bb could reach the altitude of a balloon or penetrate the bottom of a gondola, but maybe it might make an annoying noise.
     
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    I would quite like an airship, perhaps I will buy one when my plan for becoming a world domineering evil mastermind comes to fruition! :D
     
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    Yes. People occasionally die, sometimes spectacularly, in those things when they hit stuff or run into power lines. It's uncommon, but wind shifts or pilot error can do you in.
     
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    I’m ok with it. Somebody has to be in charge up there and know what to do to operate it.
     
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    bet after they were done with him he’d wished he HAD crashed
     
  8. tfarny

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    Pilot is originally (and still) a nautical term, as appropriate for aircraft pilots (drivers?) as for balloonists, I guess.
    It's my understanding there is a lot of skill involved in ballooning, too.
     
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    We're well beyond "get off my lawn" - if somebody is having fun somewhere, we want to complain about it! :)

    Should change the forum to TCPRI - Telecaster-ers with Cranky Pants Ranting Insufferably
     
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    It's a strange label for some licensed airplane pilots I have known.
     
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    The BBs quickly lose their velocity going uphill.
     
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    .22 Pellets, but yes they do.
     
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    It's kinda like calling a motorcycle operator a "driver."

    The descriptor just doesn't fit the task very well.
     
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    Cripes, power lines? I never considered that as a hot air ballooning risk, but the thought is chilling. You’d have a lot of time to freak out beforehand.
     
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    Not always, apparently.

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    Welcome aboard U S Airways, your Pilot for this flight is

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  19. Jupiter

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    I'm not sayin it's easy, but your piloting choices are pretty limited
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    Not strange at all. Pilot's license needed, a great deal to know and be aware of, huge responsibility. Different mechanism, otherwise much like fixed wing or rotating wing flight.
     
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