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Old 2nd Apr 2021, 17:24
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Big Pistons Forever
 
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I had this same discussion with a PPL student of mine. I told him that IMO the only truly safe way to carry an infant in a light aircraft is to use a proper car seat secured with the aircraft seatbelt. This of course uses a seat position and so you can’t carry an infant as an “extra” passenger.

Personally I think just because the practice of not counting infants carried in a persons lap as “passengers” is legal, does not make it safe.

I can think of 2 light aircraft accidents where the only survivor was an infant in a secured car seat located in the back seat of a 4 place airplane
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