- Jun 15, 2004
- Shelbyville, Indiana
- Total Flight Time
Yes but those are considered restricted Private Pilot Certificates because they do not meet the requirements of §61.109(d)(2),Night is an add on. There are several private certs out there with no night.
I just flew from Upland, California through the Los Angeles Basin and some very complex airspace.A question on pilotage: I worked as a dispatcher for a helicopter airline, for a short time, in the Los Angeles Basin. SOP was to fly IFR (I Follow Roads) in case of problems. While I was there, we did have an aircraft go down, not on the freeway but on a powerline right-of-way that paralleled the freeway.
Don't gyro pilots follow this common sense x-country technique?
There was no "box Canyon" Yes I should have taken my exit route earlier. Sometimes things change quickly. I do not excuse my accident. I should have turned out early or even better turned right at the ridge as it descends in that direction.Can't say I understand all the kudos and I don't think they give out awards for flying into box canyons. It is nice, however, to see such friendly support.
Having spent a great deal of time flying gliders in the Rockies, with no ability to climb at will, I've developed a practice that is easily adapted for powered aircraft.At this point we started to descend, I was at the best rate of climb speed of about 52kts ias, and I could see that we had descended lower than the trees at the edge of the canyon.
Thank you for sharing your story. Someday all the reflection and discussion here will probably help save someone's life and aircraft. I wish you a speedy recovery.There was no "box Canyon" Yes I should have taken my exit route earlier. Sometimes things change quickly. I do not excuse my accident. I should have turned out early or even better turned right at the ridge as it descends in that direction.