They didn't want to announce the urgency
Just Hit It
As a child, my family and I spent a few days in the Bahamas and as we were at the outdoor airport/single runway we discovered that we were flying an 8-seater single prop plane back to Florida. The first time taxiing down the runway, the pilots discovered something was wrong with the engine so they pulled off to the side and made us sit next to the plane as they attempted to fix the engine.
After being told that the plane was functioning again, we boarded and began to taxi down the runway again. I was watching the pilot and co-pilot do their thing when I notice the airspeed indicator dropped to 0 as we were about to lift off. At this point we were running out of runway and I watched as the co-pilot jabbed the non working gauge with his palm and the gauge began to work again. The pilots then looked at each other, back at us, then back at each other before laughing. (maniac109)
I was flying a Piper Navajo that seats 8 passengers out of a small airport, we were making all of our required radio calls, but because this was a small uncontrolled airport some people in small airplanes will operate without radios or just don’t care enough to broadcast their position.
Anyway we were doing our due diligence but not long after take off and while leaving the traffic pattern my FO takes control from me and makes a relatively aggressive turn to the right. As he does this i see a Cessna out my left window no more that 150 feet below us. We essentially climbed through the altitude he was cruising at and turned to avoid him. Only one passenger noticed when we got to the destination and he told us it was a “good move.” (Whatsupwiththizat)
It was a flight from Kansas to Oregon, and as we were mid-flight, a hawk dive-bombed the wing and DENTED it. The pilot announced the subtle thud as minor turbulence, but the crew knew what had happened. No one knew how the hell the hawk was flying so high. It was a smaller plane, so we only had one and a half dozen people(not counting us crew members). The dent didn’t actually mess with flight too much, but it’s a hell of a story to tell. (deckle420)