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22nd May 2019, 21:42
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Views: 4,359
Posted By 2Donkeys

Photos circulating in PA32 circles suggest that...

Photos circulating in PA32 circles suggest that the aircraft had been converted to club seating configuration from the conventional 6 forward facing arrangement. Such a conversion is not authorised...
8th Apr 2019, 12:27
Replies: 93
Views: 98,756
Posted By 2Donkeys

Try these two for size. Firstly, What would...

Try these two for size.

Firstly, What would you do if ATC asked you to do this...

https://youtu.be/bpVgl_Ynppw

Secondly, how good is your aviation French? Put yours to this test with this...
25th Mar 2019, 12:33
Replies: 93
Views: 98,756
Posted By 2Donkeys

My latest video offering. This time, a VFR flight...

My latest video offering. This time, a VFR flight into Humberside airport last weekend. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/8Q04Y1D7F4Q
28th Feb 2019, 13:42
Replies: 47
Views: 3,691
Posted By 2Donkeys

All true Selfie, but in the question posed to us,...

All true Selfie, but in the question posed to us, the assumption is that the costs of the flight will be met by the pilot in full. That does not meet the hurdle for compensation.
28th Feb 2019, 13:10
Replies: 2,067
Views: 2,548,427
Posted By 2Donkeys

Not really. We've all had one principle beaten...

Not really. We've all had one principle beaten into us since the earliest days of air law. The FAA version of that principle is:

] 91.3 Responsibility and authority of the pilot in command...
28th Feb 2019, 13:03
Replies: 47
Views: 3,691
Posted By 2Donkeys

With respect, you've misunderstood the concept of...

With respect, you've misunderstood the concept of common purpose. Common purpose is only a consideration where there is a cost sharing arrangement (or where the pilot is receiving some compensation...
28th Feb 2019, 07:45
Replies: 47
Views: 3,691
Posted By 2Donkeys

I disagree. Common purpose would dramatically...

I disagree. Common purpose would dramatically alter the nature of Wingly, to name but one example. No more offers of flights to passenger-chosen destinations as such offers would fall foul of the...
28th Feb 2019, 06:40
Replies: 47
Views: 3,691
Posted By 2Donkeys

There are four tests for common carriage, and...

There are four tests for common carriage, and advertising a flight in the manner described satisfies three of those tests. The only test that your scenario does not satisfy is 'compensation'. If...
27th Feb 2019, 20:48
Replies: 47
Views: 3,691
Posted By 2Donkeys

EXDAC: You might want to take a look at a more...

EXDAC: You might want to take a look at a more current AOPA article written by a different Yodice, in which Common Purpose is defined as the desire to travel to the same destination:
...
27th Feb 2019, 19:00
Replies: 47
Views: 3,691
Posted By 2Donkeys

Unfortunately, as with all things legalese,...

Unfortunately, as with all things legalese, Common Purpose doesn't quite mean what you are attempting to make it mean.

Common purpose does not mean that both parties to a flight are both going to...
27th Feb 2019, 17:09
Replies: 47
Views: 3,691
Posted By 2Donkeys

I would say that in those few words, he pretty...

I would say that in those few words, he pretty much nails a key aspect of the common purpose test. The flight had better not be for the sole purpose of taking the passenger to the destination.
...
27th Feb 2019, 16:47
Replies: 47
Views: 3,691
Posted By 2Donkeys

Which is why you are less interested in number of...

Which is why you are less interested in number of fatal accidents (ie accidents in which at least one fatality occurs), and you are concerned about the total number of fatalities per unit of...
27th Feb 2019, 15:36
Replies: 47
Views: 3,691
Posted By 2Donkeys

Lots of scope for playing with the NTSB's...

Lots of scope for playing with the NTSB's statistics as I know you are well aware. The gap changes if one takes into account the number of fatalities as opposed to the number of fatal accidents, for...
27th Feb 2019, 14:33
Replies: 2,067
Views: 2,548,427
Posted By 2Donkeys

Even if that ILS were in France, where the IMC...

Even if that ILS were in France, where the IMC rating would not have been valid in any case!
27th Feb 2019, 13:54
Replies: 47
Views: 3,691
Posted By 2Donkeys

I don't think it is that particular flavour of...

I don't think it is that particular flavour of safety case that is imagined here. The FAA in applying the regulations they do are seeking to avoid private pilots performing flights that might...
27th Feb 2019, 13:39
Replies: 2,067
Views: 2,548,427
Posted By 2Donkeys

I have heard it rumoured on similarly good...

I have heard it rumoured on similarly good authority that it had long since ceased to be valid for want of renewal.
27th Feb 2019, 13:19
Replies: 47
Views: 3,691
Posted By 2Donkeys

I think that part of the problem with what you...

I think that part of the problem with what you are saying EXDAC is that like the UK, the US legal system is based on common law. This means that the regulations, on which you base your point, are...
27th Feb 2019, 09:55
Replies: 47
Views: 3,691
Posted By 2Donkeys

Common purpose is a test for the validity of a...

Common purpose is a test for the validity of a cost-shared flight advocated by the FAA in a well known legal opinion, but it doesn't form the basis of regulation. The only real alignment of...
21st Feb 2019, 21:32
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By 2Donkeys

I have the Garmin GTX345 (I actually have the R...

I have the Garmin GTX345 (I actually have the R model, the remotely mounted transponder, controlled via a GTN750).

Beautiful easy-to-use transponder along the same lines as all of the other GTX...
20th Feb 2019, 06:30
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By 2Donkeys

Indeed. It was common practice if ATC were...

Indeed. It was common practice if ATC were unavailable, right up to the mid 2000s for out of hours ops to take place on a Air to Air basis subject to the relatively straightforward terms of an out...
19th Feb 2019, 15:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By 2Donkeys

Yes. We may have been at cross-purposes. In...

Yes. We may have been at cross-purposes. In relation to OOH operations, notice is required, but not 24 hours. But such ops are reserved for qualifying residents.

For visits, on normal open days...
19th Feb 2019, 14:40
Replies: 2,067
Views: 2,548,427
Posted By 2Donkeys

Mike. I struggle to understand which aspect of...

Mike. I struggle to understand which aspect of this unfortunate affair has anything to do with the letter painted on the side of the aircraft. Perhaps you could clarify.

The CAA is required to...
19th Feb 2019, 14:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By 2Donkeys

Crossed wire I think. Cambridge doesn’t require...

Crossed wire I think. Cambridge doesn’t require 24 hours PPR. Out of hours permits are restricted to based aircraft though, and pilots need to meet certain requirements, as well as insurance minima. ...
18th Feb 2019, 20:13
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By 2Donkeys

The same thing happens at airfields in the UK...

The same thing happens at airfields in the UK too...

Cranfield have a tendency to opt for closure where others would allow CTAF-style operations. Cranfield bases its decision in this regard, so it...
18th Feb 2019, 13:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By 2Donkeys

I was there at the end of last week. Local...

I was there at the end of last week. Local rumour, for what that's worth is that this is increasingly looking like a longer term if not permanent position. The controllers are said still not to be...
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