Sunday, May 2, 2010

Know today's pilot?

Probably someone here in Woodstock knows the pilot who was buzzing the area around the Square and east of the Square at about 1:05PM.

If you do, please let me know. I'd like to arrange an invitation for the pilot to visit with the FAA and explain his flying habits. Aircraft are to be operated safely over populated areas and at a minimum altitude above the ground.

Pilots think they can get away with activities of this type, because the N-numbers on their aircraft are small and it's almost impossible to follow them. If the plane's engine had quit today while the pilot was horsing around, most likely his "landing" would have been in someone's yard or house.

Gliding distance isn't all that far when your engine quits at low altitudes.

2 comments:

Frank said...

Sorry Gussy, I just got my pilots license and was showing off just for you!

Gus said...

Good for you. Now you can do those touch, touch, touch and goes and pile it here and pile it there.