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Old 23rd Nov 2023, 08:45
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Originally Posted by Chris2303
In this article it also says that the pilot didn't hold a valid licence
Well, in theory yes, the official BEA report says that the pilot ( 59 years old) held a CPL, with the restriction OML on his Class 1 medical , ( to fly in with multiple crew, so not alone) . He had 13.000 h of which 7500 on the PC6 , he was also the chief pilot of his outfit. But the report does not uses this a contributing factor, the lack of briefing and coordination with the wingsuits and their capabilities , which were unusual for the pilot used to fly parachute divers, , are cited as the main cause.
and he was not banned for flying for life, only one year .
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Old 25th Nov 2023, 00:50
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Originally Posted by Boeingdriver999
low level base turn to roll wings level over the threshold?
Was that at Kai Tak?
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Old 25th Nov 2023, 07:50
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In English, draconian implies excessively severe.

Does draconiennes have the same implication in French?

From ‘Le Parisien’…


[Depuis le drame, les mesures de sécurité se sont renforcées et sont plus draconiennes et les briefings sont devenus obligatoires,
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Old 25th Nov 2023, 08:19
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"Strict" would be another meaning, probably more appropriate in this context.
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Old 25th Nov 2023, 09:29
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Yes indeed "strict" would have been a better way to put it , but this a journalist interpretation , "Draconien" means indeed very severe, which was not the case here .the measures taken afterwards were just applying existing rules . . I heard that it was again the usual "normalisation of deviance " The pilot was not the one planned to make that fight, it was last minute thing, , he did not briefed himself on the aerodynamic differences between Jumpsuits and normal parachute divers (which was not the main business of the outfit) , , and each party assumed everyone had been briefed before the flight.
Sadly ,nothing we have not seen before with parachute outfits
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Old 25th Nov 2023, 11:54
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Originally Posted by ATC Watcher
The pilot was not the one planned to make that fight, it was last minute thing, , he did not briefed himself on the aerodynamic differences between Jumpsuits and normal parachute divers (which was not the main business of the outfit) , , and each party assumed everyone had been briefed before the flight.
Some strange terminology used above, The difference that needed to be understood was that between "wingsuit jumpers" and "freefall jumpers". Most skydivers, of any discipline, wear a jumpsuit. A wingsuit is a very specialized jumpsuit.

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