Quick! Somebody report Trent Palmer to the FSDO!

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  1. Jim K

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    In his latest video he instructs his buddies to switch to 'fingers'! Other POA triggering actions include use of a drone, flying in formation, making youtube videos, being a hipster, and generally having fun.

    *real talk....I really enjoy his videos and if somebody reports him to the FSDO, they're a dick. That said, there might be an educational opportunity here WRT the proper air-to-air channel if somebody reached out to him.

    **More real talk.....I really expected the vulgarity filter to catch "dick"
     
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    As pointed out in the other post, FSDO/FAA don't care. This would be an FCC violation.

    If you'er gonna snitch, at least pick the right 3 letter organization
     
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    just in case you think the FAA is not watching...

     
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    @tonycondon , the black knob on the left he keeps moving forward and backward as he maneuvers, is that the trim?
     
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    Take it with a grain of salt, but I believe that’s the spoiler handle.
     
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    Black Handle is flaps.

    Probably not clear from the embedded video but Bruno is getting a 7 month suspension for that flight. He just recently put the video back up.
     
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    From his comment:
     
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  8. Jim K

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    Interesting. I could see how someone could do this. I only knew about the rules on aerobatics because I was at a small airshow, and one of the performers did a routine at high altitude... above maybe 3000agl? The announcer explained he had to have a certain number of hours (or maybe performances? ) before he could be licensed to perform close to the crowd.

    I thought on one of our discussions about Jerry Wagner it was explained that the faa wouldn't use YouTube videos as evidence of violations. I bet someone at the show reported him. Im a little surprised the airport management wouldn't know the regulations, unless it was just an informal fly in and didn't have any actual performers or a notamed aerobatic box.
     
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    I'm confused. What did he do that was in violation of anything?
     
  11. Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe

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    Dunno what was said about Jumpin Jerry, but I suspect that the FAA isn't looking for violations on their own. However, if someone complains about what they have seen, the FAA will follow up - Tucker Gott, our very own Just Plane Silly, and Trent Palmer have all been called in to yea olde FSDO. So far, I have not made it to the "reported to the FAA cool kid" level, but that doesn't stop me from trying... :)

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=reported+to+the+faa
     
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    He was having fun and doing cool stuff. :)
     
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    Transmitting on "Fingers" 123.45 isn't allowed - per the FCC
     
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    Wow, I'm surprised they came down on him that hard. Pretty obvious from the video being posted that he had no idea he was doing anything wrong. I can also see how being asked by event organizers to do it would lead him to think it was perfectly fine- you'd expect those people to be aware of the requirements. Not an excuse blah blah PIC is responsible for everything but seems like usually the FAA isn't so harsh in these types of situations.
     
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    FSDO..."we aren't happy until you're unhappy".
     
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    He's not a hipster, because he flies a bush plane.
     
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    He's not a hipster in any regard, dude doesn't even have a mustache, beard or manbun.
     
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    Him and Patey and a few others give me that "bro dude" vibe so I can't really watch them comfortably. I used to be a "bro dude" myself, so I'm probably just jealous that I moved on to being a boring old dude now and mostly want people off my lawn.
     
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    It's usually stated as "We're not happy until you're not happy."
     
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    It's also a commonly-used nickname for "Richard," so auto-filtering it out would create problems.
     
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    IMO, the first step should be to try a little public education by writing a comment about it on the YouTube page where the video is posted. I just got done posting my attempt at this.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I love the guy's videos, and I wish I could be as cool as him, but he's just a little too.....I don't know....pretty? Hipster is probably the wrong term. Or maybe I'm getting old enough that young people irritate me lol.
     
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    Wish our radios would let us use the MIDDLE finger (like 333.33):p
     
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    I like Trent's videos. He's humble and I'm a little jealous of his circle of friends, how often they fly together and what they do. It's amazing and annoying at the same time that people who post videos on the internet can become an instant celebrity. I'm thinking of a kid from Texas that yesterday was a snot nosed spoiled kid and look at him now...and no it isn't Briany.
     
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    What do you mean transmitting on 123.45 "isn't allowed?" I use it all the time.
     
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    Over the ocean?
     
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    I think you'll find that Sluggo uses 123.45 legally, as do I, when flying in oceanic airspace.
     
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    I sit corrected.
    But for the rest of us...
     
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    That's 'French forest', or at least 333.3 is. :D

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    Oh no....now Christy and Bryan are doing it too.....
     
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    exactly...

    FAA: “we’re not happy, until you’re not happy...”
     
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    P1D was also reported to FAA -

     
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    As long as we're coming clean, last year I got reported to the FAA and the EPA for flying too low over a reservoir.
    Because, you know, a J-3 Cub is THE weapon of choice for terrorists.
    Both parties laughed out loud when they heard the story and apologized for troubling me.
     
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    Were you water skiing?

    We have a couple lakes nearby that are the water supply for a city about 25 miles away. Not a ton of options if you had a problem in the area. I was flying over them yesterday thinking I can't imagine what kind of trouble you would be in if you decided that was the best option if the spinning thing stopped spinning. They do allow small boats with 10HP engines but they don't allow swimming.