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    Impromptu flight ended in spin

    Hard to understand why people do things like this:

    Impromptu flight ended in spin | Flight Safety Australia

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATS has published the final chapter in a sad story: the crash of a Russian Yak-9 replica warbird that killed its pilot.

    On the day of the crash, 7 September 2018, the pilot had booked an instructional flight in the warbird, but when the Yak-9 arrived at Latrobe regional Airport in Victoria it was missing documentation because of the canopy being opened in flight. The pilot and instructor agreed the aircraft should not be flown without its documentation and the pilot suggested taxi practice, which the instructor agreed to. After starting and running up the aircraft the pilot took off.


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    Reminds me of a vintage bomber in England, doing high speed taxis at an air-show. This one ended better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superquag View Post
    Reminds me of a vintage bomber in England, doing high speed taxis at an air-show. This one ended better.
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    The difference is Mr. Prothero was a highly experienced pilot on type, whereas the YAK pilot was not. The difference in pilot attitudes is quite remarkable.
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    This is an example, all too common, of an accident resulting from someone who thinks their skills or knowledge are better than they actually are. With the corollary that "rules are for others, I'm better than them!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    This is an example, all too common, of an accident resulting from someone who thinks their skills or knowledge are better than they actually are. With the corollary that "rules are for others, I'm better than them!"
    Yes, I lost my helicopter to such a "pilot". His ego far surpassed his ability. And to make it worse he had an instructor rating and had been teaching impressionable young blokes in the same manner.

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    Agreed. "Attitude" of both Pilot and aeroplane was drummed into me during Instruction.

    When the little plastic card arrived... I took myself down to a GA flying school and did some aerobatic flights with them. - The rationale being "i'm an older novice pilot who is likely to ignorantly make fatal mistakes, so need to - Safely - get familiar with... 'mistakes' .

    Same principal applies to road vehicles, and I'm a better driver...thanks to the Little Plastic Card.

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    We used to put all airline cadets through an aerobatics rating at the end of their training. It should be mandatory for everyone.
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    Haven't done an aerobatics rating, but learned to fly when spin recovery was part of the syllabus!

    I have never needed to use it for an unintended spin, and it is a long, long time since I flew anything that was approved for intentional spins. I think the last one may have been my Auster.
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    My CFI at the time owned a 'Gentleman's Biplane' - and newly minted pilots were taken up to experience all the naughty things LSA aircraft never-ever do.

    Sorry, can't think of it's name.
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