247 - The Falling Pilot

247 - The Falling Pilot

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Comedians Gareth Reynolds and Dave Anthony examine pilot William Rankin.

 

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you listen to the dollar to buy a podcast each week I made Dave Anthony read a story from American history to my friend Garrett Reynolds has no idea what the topic is going to be about um somewhere with me to come out though that was and is well with it or maybe talk of planes in the new Sentosa my wife and then into Bruno or fill those concerned in the garage I move fill my lover is going to live in the garage and you'll stay in the house yeah I'll go and your wife is where my love my wife is and how many more how right but my my gentleman friend Phil Wright will be in the grudge and The Man I Feel Like Making Love with a gentleman to go to the ground right okay yeah no that is that's the by lifestyle that I've read about yeah everything's normal they're so cool that sounds cool let me know is they're looking at me look look look look you going to need to calm down the citizens the night Gary Garrett Dave ok someone to the heart and this is not going to come to take a leak like the Queen of the Uptown all the way to ship the bell a bunch of religious virgins to mingle and do not re we have the tour coming up with road dates you can hear him we're going to be in Denver that sorry soul that you blew it you had time you didn't listen you were on top of things Denver If you are in the Salt Lake City Salt Lake City and we're going to be at the Golden Spike Gold Spike family that was on the eleventh correct of March fact check yourself couple weeks so get to use that also after that will be in in April be in New York at the whatever it is and that they are like Cameron is this your two shows of the late one sold out two times one town earlier one at six thirty with one of the chapter house I got we got tapos gusto this thing and then we are infested with them by the way the house had on that kid from New York who is fighting in Syria on one of the recent podcast and I cannot recommend enough this is fucking crazy this got serious also we're going to be will be in Milwaukee your hometown where I'm from Jeffrey dollars hometown yes that's where he did the things to the heads John League AC his own touch Congo will be there he is his basement fella will be Detroit cellar dweller home of the Red Wings right and then watch out we're also adding another city into that or we're cutting our span of nine we're not going to publish Halim a la que Wisconsin on April twentieth any longer unfortunately because we're going to go do a show and other nearby cinema nearby amounts hopefully in a couple days if not tomorrow Jamaica the and then we're also doing Houston Austin and Dallas Austin is close allies with my out of the show there if we add a second shown a city different topics so you can go shows people but yet both shows and then last but not least for me in Iceland which is the very farthest part of America out in the ocean and it's like it's like the opposite why it's our other fifty first and we will be there at harp on March twenty first yet you can fly there for cheap there's a guy he semi nice and fine if I fly up we have a beer with me and you don't have to go straight allies we will have a beer with you sir you said what you show as proof of your flight and sir to you sir know me and you know is that we're doing anytime anyone has a plane forcing it we just shot from anywhere for Iceland ok all is only going to die slowly works that I wasn't sure if it was just like you do whatever I say he could do as American Airlines flight from nineteen ninety seven and then were put together that could happen on the street when you're walking right and that is did you get a bear with me slack yeah as I really should put more limits on this this place looks good and then I and then were put together here to listen to the book release show the book comes out May ninth we have copies and boy we can't stop talking about how great this book is I mean Dave and I you know as as guys who haven't read it it's really good and it's good to pick up a book again it's here to live honestly speaking of books is a frightening thing yeah but I did my throat my kid which is the only way to handle something like this Wait what I have a show of it haha March the seventeenth at eight thirty pm and also June twelve a bit the madhouse in the San Diego you remember that I would tell people think they can get tickets to every podcast The podcast on Comets are all the ticket links are Kay thank you Mr. Charles who put that together well Dave as you know we are of the two week reverse dollop Bone Anza as everyone's hash tagging it this thing is just caught fire anyway together when ever it is the King has just caught fire everyone's hash tag of the kids are talking about it let's dive in Derry July to twenty July twenty sixth nineteen fifty nine just before six pm pilot Lieutenant William rank rank in and wing man shut up Dave by Lieutenant William Rankin and wingman Herbert Nolan were flying a pair of F eight Crusaders from the naval air station at South Weymouth Massachusetts to the Marine Corps Air Station in Buford South Carolina they were attempting to keep above some nasty looking storm clouds as they cruised around forty five thousand feet you've done that at forty five thousand feet you've you've cruised at that altitude to avoid storm clouds at Sherry now that I don't think you're okay anyway there they are forty seven forty five thousand feet to get away from it Rankin Owen climbed to forty seven thousand feet and were cruising at roughly six hundred twenty four mph I know you're prolly wont so fast it's not that fast that is nothing for the F eight crusader the eff it was mainly used in the Vietnam War and to go to a thousand mph as one did it when future astronaut John Glenn ripped it up to that speed in nineteen fifty seven And ye may be a very shocking or another Jaeger Meister exactly I broke the sound barrier with Jaeger Meister a couple of days my friend with a couple of times it was also used in the Cuban missile Crisis to take low level photographs that can be taken any other way of Cuba so they generate can climb to forty seven thousand feet when something went wrong he heard what is called what he called a loud bump in rumble from the engine did not get not a good sign I think you a bump in rumble above is OK a rumble is okay but a bump and rumble I'm not down with any of my eyes or sneeze of the rumble also sounds like a mid nineties hip hop song I wanna do the grown man roaming Bowl so this so there's I was in the leg bones leg bones that some sort of pitch unlike see what the cross that's the chorus is a whole lyric know I got there's a bunch of rappers in the span be a totally down with whatever the cause may be the binkies so is the mother of a cover from the edge and now he stayed calm because ranking was an experienced pilot and he was a general badass who fought in World War two in the Korean War he's older guy I know this is like this is this is a wily and fifty nine fifteen yes he's not he's probably a reason they said they flew in Vietnam to him in Vietnam yet you what you do as time travel thank you will be a lot of that with my mom said Oh I as he tried to assess the issue here to fire warning then experienced that experience the system failure though some of those little fireman came out yes a war over the guy comes out of the cockpit once again our houses are inadequate for this job why did we install the firemen to get your attention yet Joel had on that you desire to hit with they sang they just make them things got worse when the engine stopped working completely and warning lights began flashing all over was to say right now this is all bad least the lights flashing ok like a magic night that's a good survey wanted to do list at this point you could blame on you couldn't even write one because you can see still the exact lights so he tried to turn on the jewelry power for the jet but the lever for the Auxiliary power broke off in his hand so he's way too strong he's hoping out yet he's all against all the freaking Dave you could say William rank when Anne Rankin as I like the college was having one of those days because it's funny as I would say ring ring ring when Greg was fun I reckon transmitted a brief message to Nolan the other pilot and the other plane hey fuck fucking hey what the is on it's that good he's given a fuck is the message read power failure may have to Egypt so it was all it was kind of the short well right now they're so do their forty seven thousand feet through the water egg another Overland their Overland their Overland their flight from Massachusetts to South Carolina there Hank is that you could do that of water this is our role that they are to Neverland what would you do over water if I flew from Massachusetts to South Carolina take the water you take the water well they might be over water anyway but he might he might pop in my soul was wired it to him a ticket popped out as they're called well I think I think as he said he might have to eject or as you call that a Pop Pop's the outing why doesn't the mere touch or that anyway but he didn't want to pop the Audi he knew what he was facing if he did pop the Audi at forty seven thousand feet he would deal would be dealing with some major altitude issues that can't be great no pressure is a sian when hitting you are going six hundred that can't be good either none of it sounds awesome it's before seven a miser come out with no pressure is a sian suit he would be forced into freezing temperatures severe decompression and no oxygen by the way we're and that reminds me of the way Iceland Harper get their shows a ticket for any show and you can come in and have a beer with us he did have an oxygen tank but he was so high up that may not be enough so as he lost all hope in the powerless jet he made the tough decision he remembered his training he had moved quickly because this plane is about to nosedive he sat up straight check the harness and pull the ejection of whom he shot out of the cockpit and broke through part of the canopy into the atmosphere like a rocket fun it was six PST holding it like a lighter you think of that look fun did not look far well when he's flying out for anybody watching it with a cool she had like whoops sorry let's let's let's let's not get to the end of oil are small red flags in the middle of it sparklers Roman candles sorry like to be clear this is not near or around the Super Bowl so no man is just an make stuff look good history has taken your note okay I'll get back to you everything it was six pm now he's literally just forty seven thousand feet in the air free falling at six p m at six pm so nice in a nice sunset did beauty yeah he was it was a gallows by a side under the same shit that Lydia was the lady Di good with this guy shoots a Roman candle so I get forty seven thousand feet near as you can imagine it was cold in a matter of seconds he's gone he's going from a cockpit that seventy five degrees to basically space where it was negative seven which is cool call so he's flying through his fight to the air a couple hundred mph he felt like he was like a piece of beef being tossed in the freeze was like freezing he was so cold that he felt like he was on fire eventually but then that quickly gave way to welcome nothingness because it is better to feel nothing at this point at this altitude here I feel it's called the icy Hot effect I feel like for most people in the Dolphins' better to feel nothing I think that numb numb numb come out on top most times you can argue that a lot of wise person isn't like I'm the happiest at the end of the book as you know so he's basically feeling nothing but he's not out of the woods by any means a case of his stomach is cramping up it feels like he's being stretched he actually he looks at his stomach and it's so big it looks like he's late in pregnancy to share his shirt is not on your own body pull it taught me like I'm gaining weight in my body I get I know your body well I know your body will in his abdomen was just ending and it felt like it was going to explode his eyes what is the one to be what's happening physically that his stomach is Oh it's because pressure pressure pressure pressure different it's like the yet what his deal yet this would happen if you're in space right here yes yes I mean when I was as I should well his eyes felt as though they were being torn from their sockets into his head felt like it was splitting apart and his ears felt like they would burst his eardrums felt like they would burst at any moment so it's like a hangover a bad hangover someone needs an emergency yeah seriously after around twenty seconds this is due any second this is the twenty second of every twenty to twenty seconds after twenty seconds and no we know He lives because of the roads you write this it is dire no no it's funny I'm about to get to see a biographer falling with ok larr of falling with the good guy doesn't make it I don't wanna spoil it so you can find the letter the Ken lay my only reaction that is yes the womb so good get much worse his body is experiencing such strong G force that can really move his arms or legs but he does feel something rattling against this face and he realizes that the oxygen mask because he forgot about oxygen he almost forgot that he had to put that on so he needs to do knows he needs to strap the arts to master his face he can really move his stuff totally paralyzed he can move so he's holding his breath and struggling mightily until he breaks through some clouds which kind of stop a little bit they make the G force lower little bit and he's able now to move his arm slightly grabs the mass strapped to his face was bleeding on his eyes his brothers be with the clouds here's a great reason to love yet these yet people are like and rails yet those people fuck those people clouds a cool logical clouds are great for the most part issue was that they couldn't stop thinking about right now all important the big drive big I mean you've got have a couple things go ahead as planned but the shoot is up there ya go buy thing works that matter where it is not deployed yet it would until Reagan had ten thousand feet where the bear a metric sensing device to trigger because the heavier air and it would release the shoe or not or not and once this year it employed don't don't do them a thing I found it anything like this not another now know these are so weird right but right now right now may be present is the ground ok was the shoe deployed he wouldn't need the oxygen mask anymore so he had enough oxygen for about five minutes which was the free fall so all he had to really do is endure that and that was it but William was antsy not sure why he was worried yet I mean I think chance to be the That's like the least of how I'm feeling at this point his essay especially these days like these kind of nervous yet exactly the butterflies he's got the butterfly said I think a lot of a Duke is pregnant with them yeah yeah yeah baby yeah that's right so he's worried about this you start to freak out is worried like Willa deploy all the stuff they want to pull the rip cord but then he realizes he's letting his emotions get the better of them and really the truth is that he needs the freefall the free falls doing a favor because the closer he gets to the ground the faster the less freezing he will be also he is less puffy the whole thing the whole thing plus he also needs the oxygen so he prematurely pulled the cord he's going to be going down many needs oxygen and suffocate in the sky which is how I want to go I've told you a number of times on the show I want to suffocate in the sky and the gigantic truck ok so we the race is on my friend yeah see you at the finish line and a better chance in the area but good so he takes a breath he puts his hands on his helmet to keep them away from the D ring entirely he didn't want to be tempted so as you re focus is gonna be hard to put the ring you know how does or the red earrings in them and love and on the D ring name yet but a D ring on it know me know okay already so up he re focuses and he notices a black eye is that his Well I know it is just not me no there can be seen of her murder sorry I didn't even realize there's no easy or a slaughterhouse in the sky outlined forty pigs go by he sees forty pigs go to the spot as I enter the blood comes from but there's a lot of it oh well that's not good not great as far as living God knows what he did go through that cockpit thing right the cockpit thingy which is one of the country there's an of the canopy there's a number when do I assume there's a number of culprits yet super intense heart but I mean again so I mean is adrenaline is level to crack that baby open he kind of boost it's kind of like what happened to give us news and that other guy he's now going to ism share never seen Nelson never let never seen you never see Goose and maverick you never got to have a scene in Titanic which movies I haven't seen because they don't sound good to be Titanic I can get I can totally understand but i tot got is like and again I'm not it's not even like I'm one of these people is like when it's on like mom and make the pop book you know but I it is a that's crazy said all these the years when I went off to a non God cast I've been talking to you about the volleyball scene even I have been saying that you know then love that scene in You've been nodding the time and time scared goes into the bathroom and talks the maverick and I said that that was like you that one time when you pull beside the committee said that really resonates with me but Iceman Val Kilmer the locker room I don't need to see because they have so many posters in your house that I can basically we seen the movie several times based on the posters and it wasn't easy to make a room that was frame by frame Top Gun lot of people said I couldn't do it we did I did it I did it sup other couple culprits with his blood sugar and I watched up to his nose is gushing because yes it had been broken when he ejected hit the canopy smacked his mask smacked him in the face but really most of the blood was leaking from his years as our eyes to hear decompress oh see that's that shouldn't happen not get cable in lessons that motto or a ball a right not a good one so I sometimes on having me and I will be from eight because I try hard enough blood comes out yet but Esther into a demon who knew recording us to see you know to Mike and I see but hell no he does okay so the decompression had made him swell it made his week of blood vessels just start popping off these are coming out of his nose his eyes so he's a free falling blood spewing Human rocket yeah and he just keeps telling himself hang on hang in there this will end the more dense the air gets the more oxygen all the the getting more oxygen means the less decompression was bleeding is just gushing from his eyes the ears and why do I mean yes he's go the day is like having that God would like he is brave obviously but it's kind of like what do you suppose that this is the case of bravery these brave because he flies a jet I think that's a brave thing to do but just dropping to the heirs up the will to survive it says press what Sienna due to his this which is going to head to turn itself off like it since things are he was surprisingly focused all things considered he was however curious what time it was and he checked his luminous watch shout out to the rating girls who wouldn't at this point check their watch oh my god I have to make a thing oh gosh I'm gonna miss my six forty five times must be on land the good Lord I have a dinner right I'm going to have to call the pelts is Latino boy and even if I do make at this point I'll pry me out on a I how the reception to check the luminous watch that the radium Girls Lost Their jaws four and it is for past six so he ejected at six thirty four minutes into the Sweet four minutes' his dream journey of the sky while blood is pouring out of it trying to do some quick math to determine how fast he's falling again this is all motivated by the shoe paranoia he knows he's falling somewhere between four to ten thousand feet a minute this point and as is noodling he gets distracted by the feeling of these tiny rocks that starting in oh so was that to happen is not good neighborhood kids or it's him it was part of him the way this is another guy because of my toes the hand out a detail he's doing he's feeling the precipitation here but he knows that if he's feeling precipitation at this level he has to be close to shoot appointment or just because he's past the clouds and ye are well he's still above the body's weight about the shoot he'd be starting to get crazy and he's like I have to be a ten thousand feet if I'm feeling anything and so he's worried he can't wait any longer his hand on the derailed do it and then wham his chute deploys not because he pulled because the trigger so he's a ten thousand feet is OK as I was happy when that happened was going to do it but then all bloody bloody hands just yet but yet used to despise powered line but looks great this would look red yeah it's a Pollock so William and slowed down to a breezy ten mph at this point and it was right on time too he was just out of oxygen and the fact that his chute deployed meant that he was okay to breathe on his own now because again the paramedic reader with would only go off it was okay so he rips the oxygen mask cause face it and a blob of blood shoots out of that takes further inventory of the damage and is definitely hurting his internal organs his bones in his flash are all painfully reshaping hear that his face is swollen reshaping and into the shape he wants and it's like a Swan or The Sky different becoming like this one thing he hears that his guy I like to think that these caterpillar coming out of the cake ok so he's now It Was won so at this point it's an all new hand when he hits the ground he could be anything but it's the grassy lands on a stage of his friends are there plotting it is like he runs out of a picture of the old hymn its new gory he's says reshape his face is swollen but still he looks at the shoe looks good both arms is harnesses seen taught should fully open one of his gloves had fallen off during the ordeal and the glove was now like swimming in ballooning yeah guys then this is a Michael Jackson got the idea this is yet this is going because of the blood bubbles from the eyes to the train and the monkey ever yeah there's a lot of parallels here so he's got the one glove on but its ballooning because of the wind say he's just at this point is like whatever and throw takes the glove off and say Take city lets it fly away at this point William notices that he just has over nine fingers but on the one here on the one hand but not yet know Yeah I picked up for some reason isn't there he's not fully missing a finger one is just basically completely dangling off and he could see the bone and that's also from any shot of the plane ordered that the damage sustained at some point here yeah impact Yahoo I mean yes there's a lot going on who's got to hang he's got a hang nail but it's his hand and it is bigger so he's like OK I'm just ignore that as much they can out what yeah age or that your odds of him put a pin that obviously could have been that way that's not happening again so that's that's that so he tries to go this is much the can he just has to focus on getting to the ground still it could be worse a lot worse he even took a moment to think about how great this will be the tell people when he gets down to my fellow pilots know that they could survive the fall of nearly fifty thousand This pleaser thing about a one man show if you listen to the dollar at this point he has enough for all ages as they survive to go to log Theater run rate always always show them what was I thinking was I think a yes to that is demeaning yeah the one who differ pitches I sole U looks that he sees how far to see how far he has to go but his eagerness turns to dread as he sees now a new complication waiting for books he read a lot of depth oh no he's about to Sully he realizes journey was just getting started when he saw the source of the earlier precipitation a huge thunderstorm oh no and if he was above this huge thunder lightning goes up and he was going down he was going to have to go through it though and this wasn't just any storm this storm was a bunch of que me llama biz clouds which are mushroom shaped dance produce lightning thunder and even tornadoes I basically William was about to fall through one of the worst storms in the East the East Coast had seen up until this point you could say William Rankin was having one of those days the he plunged in and it was an immediate nightmare I felt the thunder clapped around his head he felt it in his bones especially the exposed finger one yeah the lightning was so bright that he had to close his eyes when he could and when he couldn't he said it looked like thick glue scissor blades that he would worry he's worried the slice in half this sounds like Studio fifty four This is a lot there's a lot like the back room at Studio fifty four when the lightning stopped he was last in total darkness unsure of what will come next he was being thrown back and forth so much was getting nauseous he knew this can go much longer he'd almost the end almost be through it and one of the moments of darkness he thought he actually died he was Sherry was dead so he checked his watch to see if he could see it indeed he could he was not dead but the thought the Watch revealed more bad news oh god the watch read six twenty no he'd been in the storm for fifteen minutes he was puzzled oh my and then you realize what is going on he was trapped inside he wasn't drifting through the clouds at all he was locked inside with the nightmarish wind and issues my god i wasnt these yet now is the show we watch it if it's defender next will cloud the cloud so much water was hitting him that he's worried he would drown he checked why it's so easy I mean it's these in the middle of the Fairgrounds who'd you air dry out a visit to Asia cheeses cry he didn't want to so he checked his oxygen mask always want to drown day was against it he was on record before this too is one of the guys when he realizes that the praise band is on record so he sees it as anymore auction the item s he doesn't so he tried to time is breathing out as best he could like someone caught underwater grabbing oxygen when they can come up for air since he's trapped inside he becomes really worried about the shoot the chute appeared to be okay until a gust of wind blew him into it wrapping him in to the silk with what fell
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