Warmi wrote:Radios are just another layer of safety , which by itself doesn’t t guarantee anything but layer enough of them and you will improve your chances.
In this day and age of $150 portable radios I think there is no excuse to fly without a radio.
Very well said, thank you Warmi.
Maybe the person WITHOUT the radio feels safe but those of us WITH a radio may not. We have no clue what your intentions are. When I’m approaching an airport and announcing my intentions everyone knows where I am and what my intentions are and can plan accordingly. When you come out of nowhere without a radio and surprise us now OUR workload just increased. Not only are we trying to fly the plane and communicate with other pilots, now we have this yo-yo without a radio and have no clue what you’re doing or where you’re going.
Flying already comes with inherent risks, why increase them?
I know, so does driving a car and walking down the street but we’re talking about FLYING. Why not make it as safe as you can?
For those of you with countless hours without a radio, good for you.