That’s just very unlikely under that condition. Finally, I think we all agree that the poor guy killed himself; God rest his soul. Other findings, such as the fact that pilots with low certification levels and high flight times having a higher incidence of VFR into IMC, beckons improved recurrent and flight review training to include SBT and hazardous attitude evaluation specifically related to flights in or around rapidly changing or deteriorating weather conditions. Any post that gets personal even if it is a reaction to a nasty post as the once I deleted will be deleted. For Sim pilots, I highly recommend these as a way to understand how to deal with issues in real time and most importantly, why the flight planning and adherence to WX advice is so important in resolving issues in flight. This indicates that with experience and more advanced education, pilots are more likely to avoid such occurrences.

Therefore, the problem isn’t so much that pilots aren’t checking the weather, but instead are misinterpreting or ignoring clues given by Mother Nature. I am also a bit surprised that the garbled and totally messed up bits of the radio traffic were accepted but the controllers. But, under VFR flights, or Part 91 regulations you can even get away with doing your own thing if the airport facilities are shut down for the day. In this case, terrain, time of day, receipt of a weather briefing, filing a flight plan, pilot age, pilot flight time, pilot certification and communication with air traffic control were examined to see how they were related to or influenced the outcome of either a VFR into IMC accident, or an accident-unrelated VFR into IMC. It’s not surprising that high or mountainous terrain would be more deadly for a pilot that inadvertently flies into poor weather, but there’s likely more to this “story.

But, under VFR flights, or Part 91 regulations you can even get away with doing your own thing if the airport facilities are shut down for the day. Thankfully, studies such as these highlight improvements that pilots, as well as the industry as syudy whole, can make to improve the knowledge base and amend operational habits to make flying safer. The controller were not could not follow ing him and I think they should have told him they could not assist him.

That’s just very unlikely under that condition.

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But then again, I am known as a sissy pilot in the bar. Among studies specifically focusing on weather and VFR into IMC, it has been identified that pilots often misunderstand weather or don’t receive adequate education on how to interpret weather reports. These codes will all be blocked by our systems and you will have to try to get your money back from the seller, we are unable to assist in these matters.

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Heck, I think ‘Say again’ is what I say most of all. These findings are intuitive, as poor weather is easier to see and avoid during the day, and ATC can provide assistance to pilots in trouble especially in high terrain.

Clearly, those with lower certification levels could benefit from situational-based training SBT that concentrates on weather decision-making and risk assessment. Some other relationships uncovered by the current study were that older pilots were less likely to be involved in these types of accidents.

But, I can guarantee you that the FAA would have met him after the flight and had serious words with him, had he survived. In this case, terrain, time of day, receipt of a weather briefing, filing a flight plan, pilot age, pilot flight time, pilot certification and communication with air traffic control were examined to see how they were related to or influenced the outcome of either a VFR into IMC accident, or an accident-unrelated VFR into IMC.

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I sort of expect the controller that handles me to ask me to repeat os complete words are lost. I hope that you don’t feel like I’m preaching to you about this; I wanted to share with you the realities of what we have to deal with in both GA and other flight environments.

I have also never heard a weather report like the one in this event in France or Holland. Any post that gets personal even if it is a reaction to a nasty post as the once I deleted will be deleted.

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Moreover, pilots may be accustomed to poor weather in high terrain and be more likely to “push the limits,” which seemed to be the case in many accidents in the state of Alaska. I sometimes get called a “Tight A ” because I am a stickler to regulations and safety. Now my advice to any of you that want to do this for a living or as a hobby, don’t make the same mistakes Pilots who don’t give Mother Nature the proper respect often find themselves humbled, scared and, in the worst of cases, injured or dead.

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Yet they seem to ‘fill in the gaps’ and accept that what they thought they heard was what was said. Evidence supports the fact that pilots with low flight time less than hours are involved in nearly half of all general aviation accidents.

He’s an assistant professor of aeronautics and program chair of the masters of cxse science program. But you agree the guy actually committed suicide as he ignored warning after warning. Topic closed, loads of posts deleted. Therefore, the problem isn’t so much that pilots aren’t accidfnt the weather, but instead are misinterpreting or ignoring clues given by Mother Nature.

In the lower aopw, the opposite was true, with many accident pilots unfamiliar with mountainous terrain and weather getting caught up in the grip of the unique weather phenomena around hills and mountains.

This is also very true of smaller non-controlled airports where the VFR visibility and ceiling requirements can often be dismissed for someone wanting to go fly anyway. In other words, I could not see this event happening in the Swiss alps, someone would have started inti and telling that pilot he sccident an idiot.

In an effort to better understand what may influence pilots to make and continue flights in which they’re threatened by poor acdident, faculty at ERAU-WW utilized guidance from the aforementioned studies, as well as new research concepts to conduct a new inquiry on continued VFR into IMC accidents. Other types of pilots actually are involved in lower percentages of accidents in relation to their percentage of the population. It is well known we accept more on the forum then on other forums.

Share this post Link to post. We only got the recordings but I doubt the real event would have been a lot clearer.