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  1. TRC1969

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    Just in case The FAA is monitoring this thread. I promise to not do barrel rolls if they will just issue my medical!!!!!!
     
  2. Salty

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    Maybe you should threaten to do barrel rolls if they don’t.
     
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    Well obviously it’s not exactly 1 G but it’s positive throughout if done by the IAC definition. “Very light positive G force will be maintained.”

    If anything the vid depicted is closer to a slow roll. The sun glasses hit the ceiling during the roll. And without inverted fuel / oil, I wouldn’t go 0 G during an aileron roll.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aileron_roll
     
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    I agree. From the positions of the visible landmarks in the photo, it looks to me like the lake could have been directly below the plane, which would have been consistent with doing the maneuvers where they would be seen by the greatest number of spectators at the hydroplane races.
     
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  5. Albany Tom

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    Didn't Bob Hoover do that while pouring a glass of iced tea in a Commander? Now that said, to quote Paul B, "you're not Bob Hoover, unless that's your name, in which case I'm sorry."

    Doesn't seem very smart to do it as a normal pilot. Because of the risk. I can see a lot of risks, not the least of which being the aircraft probably was never tested for it, and flight testing with passengers isn't what I'd call a moral thing to do.
     
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    It’s impossible to maintain 1g.
     
  7. kell490

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    What about this law the pilot endangered the 3 other passengers.

    14 CFR § 91.13 Careless or reckless operation.
    (a) Aircraft operations for the purpose of air navigation. No person may operate an aircraft in a careless or reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another.

    Conspiracy in federal law is "Just having an agreement between two or more persons to commit a criminal offense" Then one or both actually commit the crime. If the woman who published the video made an agreement to have the pilot violate 91.13 for the purpose to create a ticktok video then that is a conspiracy.

    18 U.S. Code § 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States

    If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States
     
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  8. Jeff767

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    I think you are confusing laws with regulations.
     
  9. Ed Haywood

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    To get into the nuances of terminology, as commonly used within the IAC:

    Aileron Roll: a roll with ailerons only. Requires pitch up before roll to offset nose drop during the roll. G during the roll is zero, but the pitch up and recovery require >1G.

    Slow Roll: a roll such that the flight path draws a straight and level line. Requires constantly changing elevator and rudder inputs to maintain lift sufficient for level flight. Force on the aircraft as a whole is by definition 1G throughout the maneuver. G applied to the wings varies between +1 and -1.

    Barrel Roll: a combination of a loop and a roll such that the flight path inscribes a horizontal spiral. G forces range between 0.5 and 2ish.

    Barrel rolls and aileron rolls have no prescribed judging standard and thus are not competition maneuvers.

    Technique to fly a barrel roll varies widely from pilot to pilot, as do the resulting G forces.

    IMO a competent aerobatic pilot could safely fly an aileron roll in any fixed wing aircraft. Legalities aside, the issue would be recovering if something went wrong. Botched aerobatic maneuvers often result in excess G's during recovery, and sometimes in an inadvertent spin entry.

    I won't lose sleep over a pilot taking his chances in his own aircraft by himself. But putting unsuspecting passengers in jeopardy is incredibly irresponsible and IMO worthy of maximum legal and regulatory sanctions.
     
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    That's a regulation. And violating it is not a crime. Since it's not a crime, there's no conspiracy.
     
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    Doing an aileron roll is extremely simple, not some difficult maneuver.

    If you want difficult, try keeping a straight face as a fat person, who also smokes, tries to tell you how dangerous a paramotor is.
     
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    A pilot could take a 737 and perform a roll like in the video with 300 people on board worst that could happen is loss of his certificate and a civil penalty?
     
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    Already in trouble for putting 300 passengers in it, so why not do a roll to.
     
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    Interesting question. But the district attorney would have to find some statute other than that regulation to charge the pilot under for it to be a criminal matter. Perhaps if the registration were expired. Then the DA would be good to go.
     
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    it's a different spanks for different ranks. Yes, double standards exist in our admin and criminal system. Shocker. Yes, the airline pilot would get in more criminal trouble than the recreational piston driver.
     
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    I would go so far as to say an experienced aerobatic pilot would understand the risks associated with doing unapproved acro in an aircraft full of passengers, and probably not do it.

    Usually these types of stunts are done by people who don't know or understand the risks, are not trained, and therefore make the risk even higher. Its all fun and games until they end up in an attitude they didn't expect, and either don't have the room to recover, or don't recover properly and destroy the aircraft. Even worse, they survive but overstress the aircraft, but don't tell anyone and the hidden damage comes back to bite some other unsuspecting pilot.
     
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    I was 18 miles NW of the lake when that happened. But, as I was only 22 months old, I have no independent recollection...

    Paul
     
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    The FISA Court will give warrants to anyone, even if the supporting evidence is forged. They're easy.
     
  19. kell490

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    What is the exact federal criminal statute the Airline pilot could be charged under I can't find anything.
     
  20. hindsight2020

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    Exact statute? Who am I, your paralegal? You've come to the wrong message board. /TC

    Who knows what statute they'll use. I'm just saying it's not a stretch to suggest they could shoehorn 120 counts of attempted whatever somehow, given the visibility of such a happenstance in this day and age. Plus with americans on board, a half dozen of them would be already cardiovascularly primed to have an instant heart attack back there after a well botched barrel dive. :D
     
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    As far as I know, the charges don't have to line up at all. Someone just needs to convince a dozen random people that they *might* line up.

    On the right day, I'm pretty sure someone could get indicted for illegal time travel and consequently breaking the speed of light.
     
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    While you are arguing about doing a simple roll in this fictional 737, you all completely glossed over the 300 passengers on it.
    The fictional pilot already broke the regs by overloading the 737, so who cares if he now does a roll or 15 to.
     
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    If the aircraft registration were expired, he could be charged with a felony.
     
  24. kell490

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    Lets say it's a 50 passengers. The point I'm making is that there is no criminal statue against operating an aircraft unsafely in a way that endangers others.
     
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    Oh, look at that. Now I see where those sneaky bastages at Honda came up with their design concept.

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    I heard Honda engineers are the worst ;)
     
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    Reckless endangerment is a crime in all 50 states. Most have misdemeanor and felony versions depending on degree of egregiousness.
     
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    Photo upside down lol
     
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    If nobody was injured, it would be difficult to prove in court.

    Heck if I was on the jury, I would be wanting to high five him, and say well done.
     
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    Actual injury is not a required element of the criminal statue.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endan...U.S. states, such,or serious injury to others.

    "Reckless endangerment: A person commits the crime of reckless endangerment if the person recklessly engages in conduct which creates substantial jeopardy of severe corporeal trauma to another person. “Reckless” conduct is conduct that exhibits a culpable disregard of foreseeable consequences to others from the act or omission involved. The accused need not intentionally cause resulting harm. The ultimate question is whether, under all of the circumstances, the accused's demeanor was of that heedless nature that made it actually or imminently dangerous to the rights or safety of others."
     
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    Then every time an airline pilot taxis out to the runway, that is reckless endangerment.
    Just pulling onto the runway is dangerous, what if another airliner crashes into it while sitting there.
    But attempting take off is really dangerous, as is flying.
    A lot of people have been injured or killed in plane crashes, so it is a dangerous thing.
    Which is why I said, if nobody was hurt, to me it would be hard to prove. Not impossible to prove, but difficult.
    Now if a pilot hits another plane on the runway, slides off the runway, and someone gets hurt, that to me should be a slam dunk case to win.
     
  32. MauleSkinner

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    How many of those things are intentional regulatory violations?

    I find it interesting that you defend intentional violators, but condemn those who tried to do things right.
     
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    If nobody is hurt, how reckless was it really.

    But if you hurt people, it was very likely reckless behavior.

    Don't crash the plane, good job...do crash the plane, bad job.
    That is what a jury is likely going to hear, and react to.

    Driving my tractor around my property, and nobody gets hurt, no problem.
    Drive my tractor over a family having a picnic in my hay field, who shouldn't have been there, because its my private property, but still i ran over them, so problem.
     
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    Safety has never been defined solely by the outcome.
     
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    But it plays a significant role in it.
     
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    Only in whether it’s noticed or not.
     
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    If I was on a plane, and it crashed, I sure as hell wouldn't be singing the pilots praise after.
    I would be asking them wtf there problem is, and wtf they were thinking.

    I've been in 2 car accidents in my life.
    Both were when my piece of crap mother was driving.
    Guess what, I did blame her for both, and then never rode in a car with her again.
    My dad was a great driver, never had any accidents, yet would often drift around corners on backroads, spin a donut in the snow on purpose, go over a rise on a road so fast the pickup tires were in the air, and took me out 4x4ing on some wild terrain. I used to ask papa to punch it in turns to make the back end kick out, or do donuts in parking lots.

    You can figure out why I'm sure.

    One had no driving skills, the other was a great driver.
    While one never intentionally drove really fast and floored it in corners, she was crappolla as a driver.

    The other would have fun and punch it, go 4x4ing just for fun, and was an amazing driver!!!
     
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    Hard to not notice the bent plane, and injured or dead passengers.
     
  39. Ed Haywood

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    That is literally the exact opposite of the law.
     
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    When you figure out how to guarantee the outcome of a stupid, careless, reckless, or illegal action, I’m sure the governments of the world would love to know about it.
     
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