RKittine wrote:20 Times more posts here. Almost always more activity here.
Its better to die trying than to try dying. We're fine.
I hope Mr. Durocher gets a complimentary SPA membership.
Looks like he single-highhandedly managed to finally get the SPA Forum going, even if just to keep bashing his article...
Maybe I should guest write an article on my rubber band float-jet launch technique
(TM) for SPA?
That glassy water article has sure caused a spike in systolic and diastolic blood pressures...
Amazing Feats Of Modern Medicine?
On subject of dead sticks into glassy water:
Any forced landing scenario resulting in my passengers and me walking (or swimming) away in one piece is a successful outcome. Rest assured, I won't worry one tiny bit for the well-being of the airplane or the regulations or the opinion on subject from anyone. If glassy water is all there is, glassy water it shall be and we'll work and fly the airplane until it stops moving. If given a choice between glassy water and grass or pavement, I'll choose what appears to be (!) safer surface, or whichever looks more doable. If I later have to defend my choices in court, so be it, but I wouldn't hope defend it against my "peers", who in truth will think whatever they want, and know much better, anyways.
Its like discussing the "impossible turn" for the umpteenth time. 5 people, 12 opinions. I'll cross the bridge when I get there, none of the seaplane gods or mentors will be there to help, if and when
it finally happens. The rest is armchair quarterbacking and it will happen afterwards, regardless of how the situation ended.