posted on Apr, 14 2018 @ 10:22 PM
“This mishap resulted from individual pilot error, a culture within VT-7 and Chief of Naval Air Training at large, which fostered [instructor
pilots] and [student naval aviators] flying their aircraft beyond the bounds of approved Naval Air Training Command curriculum,” Rear Adm. James
Bynum, who commands all pilot training in the Navy, wrote in the report’s executive summary on April 9.
I’m glad the instructors, and apparently a good number of pilots, take those chances and shun the rules on occasion.
A $20+ million dollar rig needs to be juiced until it’s dry...and the pilots need to know its limitations first hand - screw the SOP and approved