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Old 27th Mar 2019, 05:08
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Originally Posted by zanthrus View Post
Whether or not money changed hands in strict accordance with the private cost sharing regulations or not, it does not mean that said flight was any more unsafe than a bonafide charter. Plenty of legal charters have crashed too. I think some are missing the essential point. Is the aircraft and pilot safe? Will the intended flight be able to be completed safely given weather, fuel, load, time, daylight, terrain etc. If in doubt don't go. Same same for a charter as well. My 2 cents.
Now you've lost me. Why bother to have AOCs,CPLs and even CASA if you're expecting a member of the public to have sufficient expertise to make those judgements?
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Old 27th Mar 2019, 07:39
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Hi Max,
I've just read through this discussion and its an interesting read. You asked a good question, got good answers and a lot of opinions.

I think what zanthrus is saying is, "did you have enough information to satisfy yourself of your son's safety?" I think you didn't and therefore you made a logical and safe decision. Someone else in your position may have made more inquiries into what exactly was being organised and who would be flying the plane. Maybe, with more information, you might have made a different call. It doesn't matter, its not big a deal and maybe you will go on and organise a charter of your own with your son.

I'd suspect that even if you thought the operation was going to be a commercial charter you would still want know whose's the pilot and the organisation oversighting the whole thing.

Cheers Ted
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