NTSB initial report on Reno crash

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  1. gumbyk

    gumbyk Well-Known Member

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    It looks like the NTSB have released the initial findings and recommendations from the crash of Galloping Ghost.Press Release April 10, 2012 - NTSB Provides Investigative Update and Issues Recommendations to Increase Safety at Air Races

    I haven't had a chance to read the complete report, but it appears to me that NTSB, at least are taking a realistic view of it.


    I particularly like this quote "We are not here to put a stop to air racing," said Chairman Hersman. "We are here to make it safer."
    Lets hope the insurance companies are thinking the same way.
     
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    Thanks for posting Gumbyk. After reading that, and I am no where near an authority on the subject, it looks like they are out to make it safer and not do the racing community in.
     
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    Yeah, the recommendations make for heartening reading too. All of the recommendations make sense, and are divided between the FAA, RARA, and the class organisers.
    In reading the reports though, I was surprised at the orientation of the course with relation to the crowd line. I would have expected the course to be 90ยบ to what it is, so that the aircraft are not manoeuvring towards the crowd as much.
     
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