But noooooo. Instead of doing anything publicly, Avbug just pesters me on Facebook. He keeps sending me Friend requests...and I keep turning them down.
You cannot speak, it seems, but to tell a lie. I don't use facebook, you see. You have an integrity and honesty issue, to say nothing of the maturity of a fourteen year old.
2) I stated that the NTSB considers a "reportable accident" as anything that happens from the time people start to board the aircraft with the intention of flight. I would guess that many pilots don't even know this.
It was irrelevant when you stated it before, and it still is, as it has nothing to do with the logging of flight time.
Every pilot is required to understand NTSB 830, and the definitions that apply. It's on the knowledge tests for each level of pilot certification, after all. You would guess incorrectly. Your guess is still irrelevant.
1) I made the statement that for all aircraft, flight time is measured from what we colloquially call "skids-up to skids-down." Avbug spent three pages disagreeing with me while citing all kinds of fixed-wing and turbine bullshit. Then I reprinted the definition from FAR 1.1 which says EXACTLY what I stated.
You incorrectly stated that maintenance time is wheels up to wheels down, and you got it wrong. Either you're that ignorant, or you lied. You've just lied about what you said, and it seems to be a consistency for you. In fact, there's practically nothing that you've stated in this thread which is correct. Further, the definition of flight time as identified in 1.1 is not at all what you stated, nor what you've just stated. Wrong again.
When your wings are moving, your aircraft can be said to be "moving" whether you are taxiing or not. As Kona points out, the regulation does not say, "taxies under its own power." Clever, those lawyer bastards!
The regulation doesn't say "taxies under its own power, because some aircraft are pushed back, others are towed. The regulation encompasses all aircraft, from balloons to gliders to helicopters to airplanes, etc. No, when the wings are moving it doesn't mean the aircraft is moving; if the rotors are turning, it doesn't mean that the aircraft has moved with the intention of flight, and the legal interpretation already provided clearly bears that out. If the rotors are turning, a portion of the aircraft is turning, every bit as much as if a propeller is moving, flaps are in transit, ailerons moving, etc. It's not flight time when a mechanic does it, not flight time when a pilot does it either.
You make a stupid...yes, stupid analogy about moving the ailerons of an airplane...or something...I didn't really read it that closely. But then Kona correctly pointed out that the ailerons don't move under their own power, something that *is* required for "pilot flight time" to be logged.
The regulation doesn't require the aircraft to move under its own power, as you just pointed out. Now you point out that kona pointed out that moving ailerons aren't moving under "their own power." Irrelevant. Moving under their own power isn't necessary, but as you brought it up vicariously through kona, some ailerons in some aircraft do move under their own power, whether hydraulic or electric, including input from the aircraft flight control system. Still irrelevant, but you're wrong twice.
Moving a component of the aircraft, be it a flap, aileron, rotor, propeller, inverter, generator, hydraulic pump, fuel pump, piston, or flight control does not mean the aircraft has moved. Simply a component of the aircraft. The regulation requires that the aircraft move with the intention of flight. Not merely a component.
But did Avbug recant? Did he apologize? Did he issue a correction? Did he post, "Yes, you're right, Bob. I was wrong. You are clearly the superior intellect and human being." Nope. Not a peep out of him. Hey, when I'm wrong about something, at least I'm man enough to admit it. And yes, it happens.
No need to recant, apologize, or issue a correction. I'm correct. You are not. I've backed up my statements with FAA regulation and legal interpretation, both of which are authoritative, official, and represent the most current information available. You've done nothing more than engage in name calling, juvenile conjecture, and tell lies.
I won't apologize for your lies. You can do that for yourself.