Old 9th May 2010, 22:35
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emmajoy
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: canada
Age: 57
Posts: 2
[FONT='Arial','sans-serif']SHG thank you for making my point, contrary to some posters beliefs pilots do not have the authority to do as they like or as needed! Regs state that pilots may deviate from any rule to the “extent required” to meet that emergency! that’s all. “extent required” indicates levels or degrees of action that are logical and within reason. The phrase I can do as ``I need`` is not mentioned in the Regs for a reason, it has no graduating levels and would be abused. Screwing up the JFK traffic pattern because he’s short of fuel indicates poor airmanship, planning and abuse of the Regs, A simple diversion at the correct time would have resolved this issue. [/FONT]
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