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Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by Peter Ha, Mar 26, 2020.
Why are certain airspace called "Indian country"?
Fly too low and look at what happens! -Skip
LOL. A vast majority of Piper Aircraft are named after Indian tribes. Below 10,000 feet and to a lesser extent below 18,000 feet is where the vast majority of the light airplanes fly. It is kind of a tongue-in-cheek reference to all the light aircraft traffic flying under 10,000 feet,
Yep. Airspace full of Cherokees, Comanches, Apaches, Pawnees, Navajos, Arrows, Lances, you name it.
American Indian description of a Cherokee pilot
“He who taxi with door open”
Never heard "Indian Country" before. Woo-woo - I like it!
Not to mention
and Archer, Geronimo.
Malibu as well.
"Malibu is named for the Ventureño Chumash settlement of Humaliwo, which translates to 'The Surf Sounds Loudly.'"
Don’t forget Blackhawk, Chinook, Apache, Kiowa, Lakota, Iroquois.
Also know as areas where the ground pounders shoot at anything that doesn’t belong to them....
Let's toss in the Hughes TH-55 Osage (I'm related to several dozen on the Osage reservation.)
Though growing up we had Osage trees and Osage 'oranges'; that's all I knew.
@Groundpounder - Shots fired!
A quick Google search reveals:
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Raj Hamsa Ultralights
LOL...Best friend is a retired cannon cocker...Rounds out....
I've never heard that term until this thread - I like it.
I've never heard the term in civil aviation. Back in the day around the boat Indian country was a set of radials and distances to block some airspace between which any plane there was subject to unannounced ACM. You would go in "hunting" for others there usually if you had some spare gas and see who could jump whom. It was announced where it was in the air wing wide brief and on the flight schedule.
In my time (87-07) it was pretty rare. I don't recall there being an Indian country set more than 1/2 a dozen times (likely less) and only on workups. Usually real missions absorbed all the gas and time you had. Despite accepted standard rules for ACM it was also not exactly within the safety culture the Navy wanted to grow. Sure, people got jumped occasionally but I think losing a jet during unbriefed ACM would have been "career limiting".
Can't see how it fits in civil aviation although there are times in the practice area north of FDK it seems I've found myself in a 2-circle fight with others trying to stay out of each others way! so maybe just a really busy traffic area?