AAIB report on mid-air at Flying Legends 2011

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  1. Geedee

    Geedee Well-Known Member

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    The Skyraider jockey only had 15hrs on type
     
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    Thanks Gary. Not sure about the effectiveness of a static line system in these instances - possibly to susceptible to fouling.
     
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    I am sorry but it looks like a basic error. I was always told that when formation flying, if you lose sight of the other aircraft always immediately take a safe action to leave the area, no exceptions.
     
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    Complicated formation flying being done by pilots that may only practice a few times a year is not a good recipe. Formation flying is not that hard to do...if you practice, know the rules, and fly within your limits. I don't care who trained you or what level of experience you have attained it still takes practice and currency to be safe. A static line is suggested because he hit his head on the tail. Had he not been wearing a helmet he could have been knocked unconscience and not able to pull the ripcord.

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