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Dansville is getting busier now, so this could well happen here
Posted by RIZ on 6/12/2012, 1:06 pm, in reply to "Mid-air collision between a Pegasus and Cirrus soaring a ridge"
I am tempted to look inside too much also. We have to make the effort to look outside. It's why we fly, really, to look out. |
Notice that one pilot was totally surprised. Traffic checks should give you a mental picture of who is where and where they are going. Maybe its not possible with all the traffic they had, in which case pilot no 2 was right. "I should have gone somewhere else"
: On June 7 2012 there was a mid-air collision
: between a Pegasus and a Cirrus over a ridge
: at Air Sailing, NV. The soaring conditions
: were similar to those we experience when
: soaring the ridge at Dansville. I strongly
: recommend that you read the pilot reports
: and look at the pictures of the partially
: severed wing of the Pegasus. They emphasize
: the importance of always knowing the
: location of nearby aircraft when in flight.
: Another connection is that Geoff Cline is a
: member of the Bay Area Soaring Associates
: that owns the Pegasus involved in the
: For convenience I have posted the accident
: pilot reports and pictures on my old FLSC XC
: web site at
: Look at the In-flight safety link under the
: Safety link.
: (This old website includes a Spring 2010
: draft of a proposed FLSC website that I
: created for Doug to use in creating his
: last1 version of the FLSC website.)
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