7 thoughts on “Nice Timing”

  1. Well, there goes 1/3 of the Canadian Air Force 🙂

    What sucks is that’s almost true. The pathetic state of the military of my native land depresses me. Canada had one of the largest navies in the world at the end of World War II, now it can barely patrol it’s own coastline.

    Sigh.

  2. 100% PILOT ERROR. Any non-combat, or terrorist activity in an aircraft that results in a catastrophic destruction of the aircraft is pilot error, or terrorist activity.
    Sometimes, I wish we hadn’t designed such “escape” capabilities for stupid pilots.

    If there is any justice in the Canadian air force, this pilot will fly nothing but a desk for the rest of his natural life, and not be given any retirement pay after he does. Oh, or if he should be a she, the same. No way will he/she ever be able to pay off the cost of his/her stupidity.

    Ejection systems were created to save the operator of the machine to use another machine after a previous one had become UNUSABLE due to the actions of people other than the pilot. To eject from a perfectly serviceable aircraft because of a stupid act by the pilot is nothing less than cowardice.

    It makes for great press, but it is nothing for what the machine was created. I am embarrassed by the actions of this pilot to bring down the efforts of some of the most intelligent people on the face of the earth, and to blatantly waste the funds of every tax payer in such a manor. Maybe a desk is too good for this pilot.

  3. Well, I’ll just bow to your superior knowledge. And I guess that silly people like Neptunus Lex, who, after a few thousand hours in F-18s and other high performance aircraft, couldn’t possibly know what he’s talking about.

    Really, it was quite obviously a mechanical failure. And at that point, almost nothing any pilot in the world could have done would save the aircraft. Given that, there would be nothing courageous or even moral about riding it in. It isn’t like he needed to steer the bird away from a crowd.

    Eric, you are not a serious person. Go away, and think about that.

  4. An intentional pilot induced 200 foot altitude stall of a mach 1+ , all weather, 30 year old, US$20,000,000 aircraft is not, and has never been a “mechanical error”. Yes, stalls and the associated spins are basic elements of pilot flight training(usually sometime around hour 2-5), performing this act at 2000+ feet is a normal condition, not at 200. Yes I understand that it was airshow “hot-dog” flying, but any pilot willing to put his own life, and the aircraft in which he/she is flying in such an eminent and probable catastrophic failure situation is nothing less than stupid. You might also want to check the comments from you source at Ace, if you have trouble finding me serious about the issue, most of them agree with me.

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