Talk:Cessna Skymaster

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A reference would be appreciated to the incident described.

As for the C337 accidents during the same year, NTSB MIA94WA092 describes a take-off nonfatal mishap by the same operator. (The other 4 accidents involving a C337 that year were all fatal). BACbKA 21:12, 11 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Center Line Thrust[edit]

The Centerline Thrust notation on a pilots certificate is a restriction, not an endorsement, ie a pilot without it on his multi engine certificate can still fly a centerline thrust aircraft, but a pilot with the a centerline thrust restriction can not act as PIC in a normal multi engine aircraft. PPGMD 02:48, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Brothers to the Rescue[edit]

Although the Brothers to the Rescue story is undeniably related to the Skymaster, there is a dedicated WP article on the subject. I suggest we either start working on an Accident/Incident list, as is common in other aircraft pages, or add a reference to the BttR article in the See also section. In any case, I propose the Operational history section, including the irrelevant Aircraft type clubs subsection (name one light aircraft which does not have such a club...), be deleted. The fact that the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection used Skymasters can be moved to the Variants section. Ma.rkus.nl (talk) 20:16, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Since the main Brothers to the Rescue article is now much longer than what is contained in this article I have replaced the duplication tag with a main article template. I believe the existing shorter version in this article is appropriate for this topic and the main template will send readers to the main article for more detail if they are interested. - Ahunt (talk) 11:36, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
User:Murrayabc123 deleted this whole section with the edit summary Removed brothers to the rescue portion due to it being a political statement. Having reread it I don't see it as a "political statement", but as a cited and factual account of one operational use of this aircraft. It doesn't seem to be any different than the operational use sections of other aircraft articles, such as Zlín_Z_42#Use_by_LTTE. The main Brothers to the Rescue article contains much more detail on the incident. I have reverted the removal, but if anyone would like to see it removed then it should be discussed in detail here first, explaining why and gain a concensus to remove it. - Ahunt (talk) 22:07, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
User:Murrayabc123 You can't just keep deleting content that you disagree with citing the same Removed brothers to the rescue portion due to it being a political statement. You need to discuss your reasons here and gain consensus. - Ahunt (talk) 23:57, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
I concur that the "Brothers" section should remain in some form, though probably with less detail. ALso, usage should not be in the Variants section, but in Operational history. As to the Type club section, this is listed in other light aircraft articles. Ahunt and I do disagree on this, but it's not an area of strong contenion between us. Perhaps it needs to be taken up at WT:AIR. Until then, the type club section should remain. - BillCJ (talk) 01:53, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
I copied the main details to the Brothers article since that was sourced here. The details about where exactly they were downed and other details did not seem important here. If I removed something needed here, add it back. -Fnlayson (talk) 15:39, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
That looks okay - enough detail for this article and the main article has the rest. No need for too much duplication. - Ahunt (talk) 17:46, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, Jeff. That looks good to me too. - BillCJ (talk) 18:44, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Conversions/Modifications[edit]

With the recent earthquake in Haiti I was observing via Google maps and found the following view. Could these be the Summit Sentry aircraft sold to Haiti in the 1980s? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jetfried (talkcontribs) 21:30, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

They are 337s all right, but they aren't flying anywhere anymore! Too bad. - Ahunt (talk) 23:42, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Earlier "Skymasters" ?[edit]

There must have been earlier "Skymasters". Churchill writes, in his book "The Second World War", that he flew at Christmas 1944 with his private "Skymaster" to Athens; refuelling was in Naples. <KDR. 110716.>

Nothing to do with this Skymaster it was a four-engined transport see Douglas C-54 Skymaster. MilborneOne (talk) 15:42, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Yup, common term, different aircraft. - Ahunt (talk) 19:26, 16 July 2011 (UTC)