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It wont be long before some west coast nut claims the fog was due to global warming and rich white folks who own industry are to blame ! It is coming Im sure if it has not already
originally posted by: flyandi
It's very simple: They should have taken the car instead of the Helicopter that day.
I wanted to go flying that day as well and canceled my plans when I saw the weather.
Why they choose to go anyway is a mystery - there was no other plane in the air under VFR at that time.
I can tell you this - the Pilot got disoriented and then panicked. Also the Pilot was instrument rated BUT we all are instrument rated and we barely use it in SoCal. So just being "rated" doesn't mean proficiency or even switching "gears" in time to understand the situation.
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
I'm thinking either CFIT, or some kind of major rotor failure.
In some respects I almost hope it was CFIT, because at least it would have happened fast, and been over fast.
originally posted by: Gojira54
I find it funny that everyone is ignoring the rape alligations from 2003. We're supposed to ignore his public apology that reads like a half confession?
Whether you think he did it or not is moot... aren't we supposed to #BelieveAllWomen no matter what?
Is being able to put a ball through a hoop enough for the SJW crowd to forgive him?
Why is the #MeToo movement silent this week?
originally posted by: Krahzeef_Ukhar
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Good pilots refuse, but it's not that simple.
Do you want to be the one that made Kobe's daughter late for the game? That's a potential career ruined for the pilot.
Obviously in hindsight who cares, but that's one of the straws for the camel.