Rant starts here: Can you believe it? I get to Grade 5, with only 26 violations. All of those came as I first started flying on live. No violations for a long time, good flying techniques, paying close attention to everything… THEN… FINALLY get to Grade 5. Been there about two weeks. Taking a nice little flight in the SoCal region, on autopilot at about 10,000 ft heading to KPSP. Playing with my puppy on my lap. Sit my iPad down for just a second to get the dog a treat… WHO KNEW that my dog doesn’t like autopilot… Turns it off! Next thing you know I hear an “OVER SPEED” Warning… I crash. 1 violation. Back to grade 3 for a few days. No ghosting, No ATC to blame, just plain old not paying attention… All my fault.
This ever happen to anybody else?
Pic of the co-pilot that apparently HATES autopilot, but can’t hold the iPad because she HAS NO THUMBS! LOL