- May 8, 2015
- Santa Barbara, CA
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Hey. The thread title got changed. I thought only I could do that. I don't care, just wondering how this works. I can think of lots of thread titles I'd like to jump in and change.
After the FAA gets done with this fool I hope the owners/FBOs insurance company financially ruins them.
We already have enough trouble keeping GA going without idiots like this…
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Yeah, it's not as if they did something dangerous, like fly under a bridge.Read the pilots? statements, both before, and after consulting an aviation attorney. Huge differences in the smaller details. The overall sounds much the same, but the most critical differences are in the power settings at various parts of the flight. A CFI would not expect a nose down to result from a power reduction? Wow. Power increase caused a hard to control nose up, which was a problem, in spite of needing altitude desperately?
It has been drummed into my head since my first lessons that at a given trim, power controls ALTITUDE not speed. Even FAA doctrine affirms this relationship.
Non trivial point, if the elevator is indeed locked from moving in the up direction, the trim input that will cause a climb is a DOWN direction of trim wheel movement. They seem to have trimmed in the normal manner, and accomplished climb response. My education on that fact comes from my Commercial ground school instructor, who climbed with a very wet 4 seat plane, into very cold conditions, and cruised there. This locked both up and down motion, and he did reverse trim to descend and land, on a very long runway, Denver CO.
The differences are subtle, but after a couple of readings, they stand out. Both pilots hold ATP's, one flies Airbus for an airline.
I do give the attorney a very high mark for his adjustments.
Heh, probably not.Really? You wouldn't make low level passes over boats doing 45 degree bank turns to try to fix your "jammed elevator"?
I typically don't do turns around a point that's 50 feet below me, as my airplane requires somewhat more space.Heh, probably not.
But Mr. FAA Investigator, my CFI said I needed to practice turns around a point. I picked a boat on a small lake. How was I to know it would keep moving?
See?, perfectly legit.