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Old 25th Jan 2019, 09:37
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Originally Posted by Romeo Tango View Post
I think one should remember that all the knowledge, kit and training for ditching is very unlikely to be needed. After one has got a life jacket, dingy, PLB, CAA ditching leaflet and maybe an immersion suit, a pilotís lifespan is more likely to be longer if he/she spends the time and effort on being a better pilot and avoiding ditching in the first place.
You keep repeating that point but nobody has argued against it. It goes without saying that a pilot "spends the time and effort on avoiding ditching in the first place". The point about preparing to survive is that it will save your neck in the event that a ditching becomes unavoidable. It is nothing whatsoever to do with keeping an aircraft in the air.

This thread is "ditching and sea survival" not "flight planning".
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