Full Metal Jackass wrote:
kanga wrote:.. but if it comes to a prosecution, successful or not, the pilot's name will be public ..
Colour me skeptical but I thought we should be working towards avoiding infringements, a prosecution is all well and good but for the sake of learning from the mistakes of others, shouldn’t the infringements be shared rather than the punishments „pour encourager les autres.“
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Perhaps in lieu of prosecuting the more serious or repeat infringing pilots, we should consider delivering some form of educational course, based around the causal factors that lead to infringements?
Perhaps we could get a highly respective aviation safety charity to deliver the course on a cost covering basis in order to ensure the focus is on lesson learning, safety and a ‘Just Culture’?
Tim was correct. This really is the Dementor thread. Sucking the will to live out of GA.
I still don't think you're getting my drift.Let me first say I applaud Gasco for what they are doing but I still think we are not putting the horse in front of the cart. First things first, let's assume that the pilot didn't set out to intentionally infringe. Therefore we can say that he made a mistake
- with me so far?
By examining and openly discussing why
a pilot infringed, without identifying the pilot or aircraft registration, the chances are that other pilots could avoid making the same mistake. And even if only one pilot avoids that mistake, it's one infringement less.... shouldn't that be the emphasis - allowing learning before
the fact, not educating after
As pilots, we are all prone to err, this is indisputable. Therefore why can't we have the issues which arose which lead to a pilot to infringe be made public such that the rest of us can learn from them?
I learnt from a mistake a friend made and when I found myself in the same situation, I recalled what he'd done, I avoided infringing. I'm not sure I would have been so fortunate, had I not heard his precautionary tale.
And that is why I wish for the days when I could read the reports as to why infringement happens in order to learn - because if you ain't learning in aviation, it's time to give it up....
PS: Just heard about a flying club sending an email to all their pilots, making them aware about a possible issue in a Moving Map software which meant that the default levels for blending out airspace varied - on individual iPads; on one, it defaulted to an altitude which meant that a particular piece of Class D airspace overhead would have automatically been blended out and an infringement could have been the result.
20.000v in his arms but the bulb inside his head still doesn't light up........