Old 18th Nov 2013, 11:52
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sprocket check
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 379
Don't waste your time.

Dick is not a likely leader, he is an entrepreneur and as such has nothing to gain from a professional association unless he gets financial reward in some sense out of it. Being a private pilot it's of no interest to him. Just my view based on very little other than a few comments on PPRuNe and observing him since I was about 13.

Further, it seems there are too many chips on shoulders between the industry and the man.

You either want someone like General Tito who unified the Balkans into Yugoslavia, kept the Russians out and the Croats, Serbs and the rest at peace with each other. And kept the country in pretty good prosperity, certainly relative to other former Eastern Bloc countries. Except that Tito is dead a long time now.

Or someone less military but more intellect.

Yes, aviation is pretty buggered, in the true sense of the word.

The regulations are unworkable.

Hands up the pilot that hasn't committed an offence against the regulations that carries an offence of strict liability?

Criminals, every one.

Why would anyone risk their lives, in every sense, in pursuit of giving other people, SLF usually, the benefit of easy and fast and safe transport?

Maybe these kinds of questions need to be asked those that want to be flown?

From Wiki (a succinct version)
In law, strict liability is a standard for liability which may exist in either a criminal or civil context. A rule specifying strict liability makes a person legally responsible for the damage and loss caused by his or her acts and omissions regardless of culpability (including fault in criminal law terms, typically the presence of mens rea). Strict liability is prominent in tort law (especially product liability), corporations law, and criminal law.
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