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Old 12th Feb 2009, 21:02
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IO540
 
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I tent to agree. The State has no business in dictating the attitude to risk of an individual.

The risk to unrelated 3rd party casualties is negligible.

There is a bit of a grey area however when it comes to passengers. What expectation of safety should they have? Tricky one...

As regards midairs, I do think Mode C should be mandatory in all cases unless technically infeasible (no electrical system). Then, the remaining pilots could make a reasonable choice on whether to spend money on some form of TCAS. Currently it is largely a waste of money. Mandatory Mode C would also help ATC in the hundreds of serious CAS busts that occur every year.
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