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"Hobbyist pilots" a threat to airline traffic?!?!

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Hal Bryan
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#1 Posted: 4/6/2010 16:19:23

I'm not sure that I want to send any more traffic to this particular blog, but I thought the post, and, especially, the comments that have come after it, were worth reading.

http://jethead.wordpress.com/2010/04/06/midair-collision-coming-soon/



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Joanne Palmer
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#2 Posted: 4/6/2010 16:46:15

Hal:

This also is on the AOPA (Red) board and most of us dutifully went over there and scolded him for this bad idea.  We also pointed out his errors.  I dunno if he got the message.  He was a military trained pilot so I guess he is used to having "special places" for his aviating.



Hal Bryan
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#3 Posted: 4/6/2010 16:51:03

Ahh - hadn't spotted it over there. Thanks for the update and fighting the good fight, Joanne!



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Alex Nelon
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#4 Posted: 4/6/2010 18:40:33

Hi Hal ...

I read Chris Manno's post. The core of his comment addresses the wisdom of visual separation clearances. I have to write that he has a clear and valid point there - visual separation clearances, especially impromptu ones, are not always wise when applied to a mix of aircraft with broad differences in performance or when applied in busy airspace. I do take issue with his attitude toward pilots who fly small GA aircraft, but his real point (to which his post could have been confined) is a good one and worthy of all of us to consider, no matter what we fly.