MaxSez: Mendacity! I spent the last week surveying the Expert Servers for Pilot errors. I flew
incognito and mostly sat on the tarmac near the threshold and just watched the action. I could not believe the number of Grade 4/5’s who just kick the tire, lite the firer and go for it. No Flight Plan, No markers, Beacons during taxi, Strobe alight on the apron or during taxi, Strobes off while crossing runways, a regular occurrence. The Gd 4/5 races from parking to the threshold are fun to watch. My go at controlled Aspen yesterday told the tail; T&G’s in a D, made the calls, on touch down 1st go a Citation driven by a Grade 5 (uin-named) with no plan, no calls or lights landed on top of me on touch down and ran off the runway (ignored by ATC)!Now that’s Mendacity!
Considering the repetitive nature of these so called expert Pilot Errors I intend to take them on here one at a time with recommended FDS/ATC Action:
First up; CORRECTIVE ACTION: “IF Flight Plans”;New Rule: If your flying an Airliner you “SHALL” file an all encompassing IFR Flight Plan to operate. If your flying GA you “SHOULD” file a Flight Plan at all times. You SHALL file if your departing your home field pattern or entering/terminating a cross country within controlled airspace.
“FAILURE TO COMPLY”: I recommend. FDS/ATC Refuse all Serves to those IFR/VFR aircraft not in compliance". What say the members?
(Authority: FAR Part-91 & Section 901 of the Federal Aviation Act REQUIRES commercial aircraft to file an IFR FLIGHT PlAN in Controller Airspace. FAR Part-99 Recommends GA File a VFR Flight Plans, this part is now in revision, an anticipated rule change will require VFR Flight Plans for GA at all times per Home Land Security recommendations, plus it makes sense)
(Stats: 7/23/17 Random Sample, Exp Server: 4 Hr period. 64 flts 30 w/FltPlans 34 w/o)
GA all the way! Be Safe & Aviate, Navigate & Communicate like a Pro.