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21st Mar 2022, 08:57
Replies: 48
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Posted By Jonzarno

"If I don't practice for a day, I know the...

"If I don't practice for a day, I know the difference; if I don't practice for a week, the critics know; if I don't practice for a month, the public knows"

Artur Rubinstein - probably the greatest...
2nd Feb 2022, 18:49
Replies: 49
Views: 9,139
Posted By Jonzarno

Not needing to carry a spare pilot probably...

Not needing to carry a spare pilot probably helped as well ..... :O

Brilliant achievement! :ok:
3rd Nov 2021, 22:17
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,784,831
Posted By Jonzarno

That’s quite right, but my earlier posts weren’t...

That’s quite right, but my earlier posts weren’t about his motivations, but about whether the fact that he was being paid for an illegal flight IN AND OF ITSELF made that flight more dangerous than...
3rd Nov 2021, 22:12
3rd Nov 2021, 21:42
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Posted By Jonzarno

No argument from me on that! Whatís even more...

No argument from me on that! Whatís even more painful is that he was clearly frightened yet continued to trust both pilot and aircraft.

That is a strong argument for intensifying enforcement...
3rd Nov 2021, 21:28
Replies: 2,408
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Posted By Jonzarno

If you make the comparison specific to this...

If you make the comparison specific to this flight, then yes, you are right! Paradoxically, if Mr Ibbotson had been a “plain vanilla” PPL with no instrument training at all, he might (should!) have...
3rd Nov 2021, 20:06
Replies: 2,408
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Posted By Jonzarno

Who knows? Getthereitis is a disease that can...

Who knows? Getthereitis is a disease that can strike for all sorts of reasons and money can be one of them for sure, but is far from being the only one. There are plenty of pilots in the cemeteries...
3rd Nov 2021, 19:56
Replies: 2,408
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Posted By Jonzarno

OK: one last try. A PPL/IR Pilot WITHOUT a...

OK: one last try.

A PPL/IR Pilot WITHOUT a commercial licence (CPL) flies a friend from Nantes to Cardiff in a SEP. He is not paid anything. Although the flight carries a level of risk associated...
3rd Nov 2021, 16:46
Replies: 2,408
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Posted By Jonzarno

alfaman No: not different...

alfaman



No: not different qualification levels.

What I have been saying is that THE SAME PILOT would probably have the same result whether being paid or not. I acknowledge fully that a CPL...
3rd Nov 2021, 12:03
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Posted By Jonzarno

Each to his own I guess. I have never flown...

Each to his own I guess.

I have never flown any kind of commercial flight as a pilot, legal or otherwise, but have never once had a problem cancelling a flight for weather or technical reasons and...
3rd Nov 2021, 11:03
Replies: 2,408
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Posted By Jonzarno

alfaman Please read what I have now written...

alfaman

Please read what I have now written in three separate posts.

FTAD (and please excuse my use of caps, no offence is intended! THEY ARE FOR EMPHASIS ONLY) :)

I AM NOT SAYING THAT A...
3rd Nov 2021, 09:45
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,784,831
Posted By Jonzarno

Whilst I agree with this analogy: that’s not the...

Whilst I agree with this analogy: that’s not the comparison I made.

I simply said that, given a non-CPL licensed pilot, in the same aircraft, in both cases the risks are the same.

In other...
3rd Nov 2021, 09:08
Replies: 2,408
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Posted By Jonzarno

Actually they are. There is a direct comparison...

Actually they are. There is a direct comparison because in both cases there is a risk of ďgethereitisĒ causing a bad decision, itís just driven by different motivating factors.

In the one case a...
1st Nov 2021, 22:54
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,784,831
Posted By Jonzarno

If the fruit hung any lower than this “operation”...

If the fruit hung any lower than this “operation” they’d trip over it!
1st Nov 2021, 11:35
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,784,831
Posted By Jonzarno

I really wish I could say you are wrong about...

I really wish I could say you are wrong about this but you are quite right and it is entirely possible that Mr Sala could have followed that logic. Itís a sobering lesson for anyone in a similar...
1st Nov 2021, 09:04
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,784,831
Posted By Jonzarno

If the passenger had known of the state of the...

If the passenger had known of the state of the aircraft, the qualifications of the pilot and understood what a grey charter is: would he have gone within a country mile of this journey?
30th Oct 2021, 19:54
Replies: 2,408
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Posted By Jonzarno

Not trying to defend grey charters but I think...

Not trying to defend grey charters but I think there are probably many highly experienced pilots who fly very safely but who have never needed a CPL because they donít want to earn money from flying....
26th Oct 2021, 13:40
Replies: 61
Views: 7,218
Posted By Jonzarno

But surely you could make exactly the same...

But surely you could make exactly the same allegation against people with aircraft on the G, or for that matter any other register?
26th Oct 2021, 11:50
Replies: 61
Views: 7,218
Posted By Jonzarno

Beat me to it: the reply I would have made...

Beat me to it: the reply I would have made verbatim! :)
25th Oct 2021, 21:20
Replies: 2,408
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Posted By Jonzarno

I agree: but it’s still not a reason to force...

I agree: but it’s still not a reason to force hundreds of safe, competent and legal aircraft owners to jump through hoops far more expensive than that to move from the N to the G register.
24th Oct 2021, 22:00
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,784,831
Posted By Jonzarno

Yes Mike, but whilst I agree entirely with all...

Yes Mike, but whilst I agree entirely with all you say about the legality of the flight: the state of registration of the aircraft has no bearing whatever on what went wrong.

There are hundreds of...
24th Oct 2021, 12:11
Replies: 2,408
Views: 2,784,831
Posted By Jonzarno

How would Mr Sala have known whatever register...

How would Mr Sala have known whatever register the aircraft was under? It was the pilot who broke the rules.
23rd Oct 2021, 07:16
Replies: 13
Views: 2,895
Posted By Jonzarno

Video not available in the UK

Video not available in the UK
5th Sep 2021, 07:41
Replies: 70
Views: 8,335
Posted By Jonzarno

A few thoughts on the 1700 fpm descent rate vs...

A few thoughts on the 1700 fpm descent rate vs landing in a field after an engine failure:

It is important to consider the momentum that needs to be dissipated in bringing the aircraft to a stop...
14th Nov 2020, 20:09
Replies: 17
Views: 3,565
Posted By Jonzarno

Mission accomplished, home for tea and...

Mission accomplished, home for tea and medals..... :D
30th Jul 2020, 21:48
30th Jul 2020, 21:44
Replies: 23
Views: 8,866
Posted By Jonzarno

That sounds plausible: the picture of the damage...

That sounds plausible: the picture of the damage to the apartment suggests impact at a speed quite a bit higher than would be likely under a properly deployed chute, especially given the relatively...
5th Jun 2020, 16:10
Replies: 54
Views: 22,058
Posted By Jonzarno

There’s not much difference between us although I...

There’s not much difference between us although I would probably use CAPS more readily and earlier in an emergency than you. I do stress that the training is all about integrating CAPS into dealing...
5th Jun 2020, 11:52
Replies: 54
Views: 22,058
Posted By Jonzarno

I donít disagree with any of that as a...

I donít disagree with any of that as a fundamental principle of flying safely. It is largely reflected in the training that CSIPs provide and is also part of the CPPPs organised by COPA.

The point...
5th Jun 2020, 08:40
Replies: 54
Views: 22,058
Posted By Jonzarno

This is an argument that has been made quite...

This is an argument that has been made quite often but which overlooks a couple of important points. Whilst here are risks to people on the ground associated both with CAPS and an engine out glide to...
1st Jun 2020, 18:04
Replies: 54
Views: 22,058
Posted By Jonzarno

That was a post impact fire resulting, as you...

That was a post impact fire resulting, as you say, from an attempted deployment well below the minimum deployment height during a base to final stall / spin. The assertion to which I was replying was...
1st Jun 2020, 08:42
Replies: 54
Views: 22,058
Posted By Jonzarno

Wrong: there has been no such incident. ...

Wrong: there has been no such incident.

There has been one fatal accident in which a non-survivable mid air collision triggered the parachute and caused a fire.
1st Jun 2020, 05:33
Replies: 54
Views: 22,058
Posted By Jonzarno

https://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-father-killed-da...

https://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-father-killed-daughter-critically-injured-beach-plane/story?id=24734696

Sadly this is not an isolated incident. By contrast nobody on the ground has ever been...
28th May 2020, 11:52
Replies: 26
Views: 4,091
Posted By Jonzarno

Yes, I agree completely!!

Yes, I agree completely!!
27th May 2020, 15:27
Replies: 26
Views: 4,091
Posted By Jonzarno

No: when the SR series received EASA approval a...

No: when the SR series received EASA approval a full program of spin testing was conducted. The earlier FAA certification allowed CAPS as an alternative, I think probably to save cost, and this has...
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