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Old 12th Nov 2011, 00:41
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Downunda
Posts: 559
What is really frustrating is the double standards that are constantly displayed by the regulator. Mr Quadrio gets done in by a dodgy punter taking a happy snap video. A video which never at any time focusses on the instrument panel or gives you are real appreciation of the 'big picture'. Meanwhile a person in a position of authority (i.e. high up the food chain) and PIC of this flight....
After completing upper air work the captain took control of the aircraft. He then asked the crew if they had seen a Stuka dive, the aircraft then pitched up steeply and commenced a wingover to the left. Upon rolling out of the manoeuvre the pilot noticed the aircraft was pointed directly at a large tourist boat crowded with people. The captain continued the dive to within approximately 300 meters and 200 feet above the vessel before breaking off and flying alongside. The aircraft then proceeded a few miles west of the vessel at 200 ft, the captain handed control back to the pilot and instructed them to commence a stick shaker climb from 200 feet back to altitude for the return flight.
.....still continues to operate and keep both his position of authority and his license!! Also bare in mind that the flight above was carried out in a transport category aircraft which is contracted to the government. Hardly compares to Mr Quadrio's R44 scenic flights!
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