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Clever idea,...or just plain frickin' stupid?


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#1 r22butters

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 23:19


The only dream I have left is to live long enough to see the pilot shortage. Its been about fourteen years since they first told me it was coming, so,...

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 00:46

Nothing wrong with that.

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 08:52

What's that expression?  There are young and bold pilots....



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Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:12

Only a matter of time before we have a few Cabri G2 fail videos

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 16:16

1 vote from me for Frickin Stupid!

I can't imagine being an instructor and not being able to see the guages and having the stupid blanket in the way. How is he supposed to see any traffic from the right side. If you had an emergency and needed to pull the blanket down and handle the emergency you would lose valuable time. I say more risk than benefit. Go fly Instrument training at night. That would have the same effect but the instructor would be in full control too without any obstacles in the way. 


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 18:41

To you guys who advocate doing instrument training at night, (as I've heard that suggested many times) have you had any issues with things like the "black hole effect" while say flying holds way up there?
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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:46

To you guys who advocate doing instrument training at night, (as I've heard that suggested many times) have you had any issues with things like the "black hole effect" while say flying holds way up there?


I have a few thousand hours at night. The world doesn't disappear when the sun goes down. Same rules as the daytime, don't go if you can't see. Sometimes that means a light source on the ground, especially if you are checking visual range, measuring GPS miles to the initial light sighting. It's dark and you use some different techniques, but...

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 13:20

I have a few thousand hours at night...


So, just what types of jobs did you do to rack up night hours in the thousands?

,...and how much of it was unaided?
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 14:59

So, just what types of jobs did you do to rack up night hours in the thousands?

,...and how much of it was unaided?

Vietnam, about half my tour unaided.  Lots of that Vietnam night time was nap of the Earth- yeah, 20 year old males are stupid, invulnerable.  Plus flight school and some time as a primary IP between coming home and separating from the service   

 

A couple years instructing and ad hoc charters.

 

14 years in the GOM, the last year in an IFR assignment.  Yes, the GOM does fly at night, even the VFR guys did over the beach, moving aircraft around on occasion.  Took an act of congress and divine intervention, but it happened at that time.  The thought of NOT HAVING a serviceable aircraft in place was persuasive in the circumstances.

 

15 years of HEMS, half of them unaided- I am a believer in NVGS, especially for HEMS, but generally useful.


Edited by Wally, 08 October 2017 - 15:53.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 18:04

What's that expression?  There are young and bold pilots....

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There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there aren't any old, bold pilots.




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