.splash wrote:A student shows up one day. Pat sits in the right seat with student and I'm riding along in the back observing.
splash wrote:Another student shows up and I'm in the back seat again.
KeithSmith wrote:.splash wrote:A student shows up one day. Pat sits in the right seat with student and I'm riding along in the back observing.splash wrote:Another student shows up and I'm in the back seat again.
Question: When you were in the back of the airplane those two times with the student in front with Pat, was the student rated in single engine seaplanes?
jjbaker wrote:Pretty sobering. Thank god there's never a shortage of peeps willing to put up with operators like this.
KlausNW wrote:Who do you report it to?
The same FAA that is shutting General Aviation down across the country? Let's just give them more fuel for their efforts.
KlausNW wrote:Seniors behind the wheel of an automobile kill way more people then seniors flying aircraft.
If the FAA is shutting General Aviation down across the country, they must have done it when I wasn't watching because I don't see that happening. I do see a sport pilot community that wasn't there only a few years ago. I also see a greatly relaxed medical standard starting for most general aviation pilots. However, I do see a decline in general aviation due to excessive litigation, product liability, insurance, and other expenses that are largely outside the scope and control of the FAA.
I don't see how that enters the picture, but let's turn the basic question around a bit. Let's say you find out after the fact that someone who was not legal to fly had taken you for a flight. You also find out during the flight that the person lacks the skills to safely operate the airplane. Upon reflection you realize that had there been an accident, that person would likely have claimed you were the PIC even though there had been no such discussion in advance. As you walk away from this situation you know that the individual is going to do the same thing to some other unsuspecting pilot and that the individual will continue to put the safety of others in peril through his operation. Would you want someone to step in and correct that situation or would you want such a thing to continue?
jjbaker wrote:I somehow doubt that anyone at the FAA would bother to check into these allegations, nor do I believe I will live to see partial responsibility for lack of enforcement or supervision placed on our governmental glacier.
It takes an act of god to get anything accomplished.
jjbaker wrote:I keep the identity of my members private, even if I receive inquiries (from two people so far) asking who Splash is.
jjbaker wrote:The topic has had a lot of interest from outside. Not sure where and how its been shared. And no, Keith, I confirm it wasn't you or anyone on this site. :-)
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