Pilots caution against tighter rules in wake of air tragedy

For 30 years, L. Scott Frantz has flown along the Hudson River air corridor safely. Full Story
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Mark

Everett, WA

#22 Aug 12, 2009
What would we do without politicians to protect us from ourselves and each other? You gotta love these clowns who impose incredible restrictions on an industry they know NOTHING about. The whole ADIZ around Washington D.C. is a shining example of politicians closing the barn door after the cattle have already escaped. Nothing says "land of the free" like photos of a general aviation pilot being forced to land, then held face down on the tarmac by federal agents because he made a navigational error. Bottom line: humans make mistakes. No politician or legislation is going to change that.
Phill

Franklin Square, NY

#23 Aug 12, 2009
I can not believe that we have no rules whatsoever in the sky ...we need rules like in the streets. other wise is chaos and that's exactly what HAPPENED...!
A pilot

United States

#24 Aug 12, 2009
Phill wrote:
I can not believe that we have no rules whatsoever in the sky ...we need rules like in the streets. other wise is chaos and that's exactly what HAPPENED...!
Haha Phil, are you trying to be funny or just an idiot? There ARE rules in the sky, tons of them, a 2 inch thick book full of them, any of which you can have your certificate yanked for violating.

Go back to watching Oprah and leave the scholarly discourse for the big boys.
Bradley Mc Carthy

Dublin, Ireland

#25 Aug 13, 2009
Wish I could find the vertical climb button on my helicopter! Aside from initial vertical lift-off to a few feet, a helicopter - especially a loaded one - typically follows an identical climb profile to a fixed-wing for many reasons.
Unlike a fixed-wing, however, they must descend along a much steeper gradient in the event of engine failure with a much poorer glide range.
It's thus unwelcome, illogical, and unfair to suggest arbritarily restricting helicopters to a less safe height.
The issue here is primarily one of proper lookout and maybe also one of following agreed and published routes.
Leave 800' for the odd Airbus.
Gabby

Mclean, VA

#26 Aug 13, 2009
Bradley Mc Carthy wrote:
Wish I could find the vertical climb button on my helicopter! Aside from initial vertical lift-off to a few feet, a helicopter - especially a loaded one - typically follows an identical climb profile to a fixed-wing for many reasons.
Unlike a fixed-wing, however, they must descend along a much steeper gradient in the event of engine failure with a much poorer glide range.
It's thus unwelcome, illogical, and unfair to suggest arbritarily restricting helicopters to a less safe height.
The issue here is primarily one of proper lookout and maybe also one of following agreed and published routes.
Leave 800' for the odd Airbus.
Agree. We'll have to hear all sorts of ignorant posturings now from grandstanding idiot pols like Schmuck Chewmer and Jerry Nadler about 'separating fixed-wing and rotorcraft' traffic.

Hopefully the informed people of FAA will be allowed to do their job.
Yeah right

Fort Lee, NJ

#27 Aug 14, 2009
Gabby wrote:
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Hopefully the informed people of FAA will be allowed to do their job.
Yeah, right, like getting their friggin controllers off the phone.
Say the Truth

Wallingford, PA

#28 Aug 14, 2009
Yeah right wrote:
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Yeah, right, like getting their friggin controllers off the phone.
Quit calling your boyfiend while he's working.
Yeah right

Fort Lee, NJ

#29 Aug 14, 2009
Say the Truth wrote:
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Quit calling your boyfiend while he's working.
Quit bending over and letting yours work you over.
Say the Truth

Wallingford, PA

#30 Aug 14, 2009
Yeah right wrote:
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Quit bending over and letting yours work you over.
I read the Topix terms of service and they say 12 year olds can't post- so I'm telling your mom that you shouldn't be on here.
Yeah right

Fort Lee, NJ

#31 Aug 14, 2009
Say the Truth wrote:
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I read the Topix terms of service and they say 12 year olds can't post- so I'm telling your mom that you shouldn't be on here.
Whatever's fair, skippy.

Prepare to take your medicine. BOHICA
Sicko

United States

#32 Sep 21, 2009
ok, what is the subject here now? Seems pps got lost.

“Another 240 million”

Since: May 09

Up in smoke

#33 Sep 21, 2009
hey tango sorry hear about your wife being arressted for knowingly spreading STDs
tango

Phoenix, AZ

#34 Sep 22, 2009
momma chamberlin wrote:
hey tango sorry hear about your wife being arressted for knowingly spreading STDs
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