Old 9th May 2010, 19:55
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Sir Herbert Gussett
Join Date: Mar 2010
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Age: 65
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Originally Posted by emmajoy View Post
[FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']Responsibility and authority of the pilot in command.

(a) The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the operation of that aircraft.
(b) In an in-flight emergency requiring immediate action, the pilot in command may deviate from any rule of this part to the extent required to meet that emergency.[/font]

[FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']This regulation does not mean a pilot can blindly career around a controlled area without regard of other aircraft, by definition driving your aircraft up the ass end of another aircraft is unsafe and so your actions would not be covered by the above regulations. Doing what is “safe” and what you “like” are very different scenarios if you can’t differentiate between the two you should not be flying.[/font]
Nobody has suggested - anywhere at all in this thread - that they would "blindly career around a controlled area without regard of other aircraft". You were the first to mention it and so you're ridiculing yourself! Nutter.

What people have said is... IF NEEDED, they would go against an ATCO's instructions to ensure the safety of their flight in an emergency. ATC have no idea what's going on in a cockpit in an emergency situation and it's always our priority to deal with that emergency (by "AVIATING") before we tell them what has happened.
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