MrMorden wrote:. . . Shoulders are a tough heal.
Concur with that totally.
Glad you are back in the saddle, Andy.
ShawnM wrote:After you pull your chute at least you also have time to text your insurance agent to let them know they just bought an airplane.
ShawnM wrote:Just to clear a few things up, his reasoning was that once you pull that chute the pilot now simply becomes a passenger and you have no control of where you land. Will you survive, more than likely you'll walk away without a scratch. But, think about this, what if your plane comes down in a crowded schoolyard or lands on someone's house or car that's occupied or a busy street full of pedestrians. You can very easily kill many innocent people on the ground when it could have been avoided. I also understand that landing a plane off airport can also kill innocent people but at least I'm in control and can make decisions all the way to the ground that may SAVE lives. Everyone has options and has to make the choice that they are comfortable with and can live with the outcome.
And yes, the option was always there in training and would have been used if needed as a last resort. Key word being "last". My SportCruiser does not have a chute and I'm glad I was taught by my "idiot" instructor to "fly the plane".
After you pull your chute at least you also have time to text your insurance agent to let them know they just bought an airplane.
chicagorandy wrote:After reading through all 4 pages worth of posts by experienced pilots and others, I reckon this geezer lower-than-novice aviation enthusiast - namely me - will wait to read the NTSB report on the incident before forming an opinion on the matter.
foresterpoole wrote:Everyone has an opinion, just walk into a pilot lounge with more than two folks and ask what's better: high wing or low wing!
chicagorandy wrote:We need to start a motorcycle 'oil thread' then. -- lol
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