Steve Fosset missing

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  1. evangilder

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    Search under way for aviation pioneer Steve Fossett and his plane - CNN.com
     
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    this has been a very crap year of late for air shows and MIA personell.............

    ***** ENOUGH I SAY ! *****

    man I am praying about this Mustangs and legends comin up
     
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    Hope he's alive and unhurt.
     
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    Wonder why 'no chute' ? Hope he's OK.....

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    He probably wasn't carrying a parachute because he had no plans to fly aerobatics. He was scouting locations in the desert for a land speed record in a car.
     
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    :( Hope they find him unhurt.
     
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    I heard he didnt file a flight plan.

    What a blunder!
     
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    Hope he is okay. As Erich said this has been a terrible year.
     
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    How is not filing a flight plan a blunder? If you are going out for a VFR flight, you don't have to file one. It's not required and I know that most pilots don't want to bother if they are just going out to fly. They want to fly, not be bothered with paperwork...
     
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    It's not required for VFR flight - but it's definitely good practice. In the USMC/USN, we're required to file flight plans for all flights. It normally takes no more than 5 minutes to fill out the flight plan and call it into an FSS. Hell, you can even call when airborne to file and open the flight plan.

    What's more odd is that his ELT beacon didn't go off.
     
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    Yeah, that is odd. Those things go off from changes in air pressure.

    He's down, that's pretty much certain. But where and in what condition is the question. Hope he's still alive.
     
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    Eric, was this guy flying on the east side of the Sierra's ? they have had some pretty viscious winds and wild weather the lat weeks..........
     
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    Yes, he took off from South of Carson City. I am not sure which way he headed after takeoff. I am guessing that no one else really knows either as they haven't spotted his airplane yet.
     
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    this may sound weird but remember just several weeks ago we were talking of the a/c and one of the crew found on one of the south Glaciers in the Kings Canyon in the southern Sierra, the guy had been buried in the ice for many years undisturbed. hopefull this chap has not found a similar fate

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    Same in the Army. And as you said you can even file and open over the radio if it is really needed.
     
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    If I'm flying in populated area I never file a flight plan unless I'm IFR but I keep 121.5 tuned in one of the radios. In the mountains (where I rarely go) or on long cross countries over desolate areas I l aways file and even go IFR...
     
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    He's a daring man.


    It would be too bad if he goes down like a lot of famous people.
     
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    Richard Branson said Steve has one of those Brietling(SP) watches with an ELT inside that is manually activated. I wonder if he was wearing it.........
     
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    You would think he would be wearing it. It is a shame it has been a terrible year for aviation (particularly in the States). Richard Branson was quoted as saying something along the lines of "if anyone could get the aircraft down it would be Steve". I hope he is alright and that he is found soon.
     
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