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JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Jun 11, 2012, 9:17 AM
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Yes. Quite often there is a lot of traffic at uncontrolled airports and there is a LOT of both "head on a swivel" action
Unfortunately not as much as needed. There are around 2 dozen+ midair collisions in this country every year, many of them around these uncontrolled airports.

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Even at controlled airports you'll often hear controllers say "you're following the Beech turning base now, report when you have him in sight" - and then they expect _you_ to keep him in sight and avoid him.
That's pretty much their job at towered (controlled) airports. That and to coordinate with radar facilities on the release of IFR aircraft.


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But a C152 pilot could buy a Bonanza and go kill himself with it. (Which is why they're called doctor killers.)
Umm, he'd have to be signed off to fly complex aircraft at a minimum, right?

Hey, more expensive than the Bonanza is the Piper Malibu. That's why they're called "Plastic Surgeon Killers."Crazy


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That's not to say that's a good idea, of course. But we're dealing with many of the same problems that general aviation faces, and even general aviation, with over a century of experience, doesn't always get it right.
Agreed. And it's many of the same attitudes that kill pilots that kill jumpers. Unsure


(This post was edited by JohnMitchell on Jun 11, 2012, 9:18 AM)


kallend  (D 23151)

Jun 11, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Yes. Quite often there is a lot of traffic at uncontrolled airports and there is a LOT of both "head on a swivel" action
Unfortunately not as much as needed. There are around 2 dozen+ midair collisions in this country every year, many of them around these uncontrolled airports.

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Even at controlled airports you'll often hear controllers say "you're following the Beech turning base now, report when you have him in sight" - and then they expect _you_ to keep him in sight and avoid him.
That's pretty much their job at towered (controlled) airports. That and to coordinate with radar facilities on the release of IFR aircraft.


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But a C152 pilot could buy a Bonanza and go kill himself with it. (Which is why they're called doctor killers.)
Umm, he'd have to be signed off to fly complex aircraft at a minimum, right?

Hey, more expensive than the Bonanza is the Piper Malibu. That's why they're called "Plastic Surgeon Killers."Crazy

Need "high performance" and complex endorsements for a Bo.


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Jun 11, 2012, 2:50 PM
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Thanks, Kallend. I forgot "high performance."Cool

Hey, where were you when that "can jumpers create lift" thread was going last week? There were a lot of physics misconceptions floating around (as alwaysCrazy).Laugh


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