Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:59 am #979295
Yesterday an aircraft started up and was readability 1 to 2 on occasion but mostly carrier wave only. I commented to tower that he was readability 2 also but the a/c took off anyway. Predictably 5 minutes later the frequency was interrupted every 30 secs or so by carrier wave as he was trying to get back. In the end it landed safely but in my opinion should not have taken off in the first place with a defective radio. Clogging up the frequency as he did was potentially dangerous. Views? (other than the radio/non-radio debate which is an entirely different issue, as radio is mandatory here)
CPL, IMC, FI(A)... And a beige devil.