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Old 07-02-2018, 09:22 AM   #101
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There is a danger mixing boating and flying. I bet every pilot can look at the picture and figure out why he crashed.
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WoW! Someone finally caught onto that joke. I was waiting on someone to respond with something about a Fairy Princess or something. I'm glad my children are grown and gone, except one. He still has a couple more years.


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Old 07-02-2018, 11:43 AM   #102
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It interests me when people get upset by say a near miss on their boat. Doesn't matter at all to me, missed by 6 inches, 6 feet, or 60 feet, a miss is a miss. If the two or more boats do not collide, who cares and move on.
First off, it is not a "near miss". A near miss is a collision because they "nearly missed"...but actually collided. We would call it a "near collision".... The industry term in aviation now is "near mid air".

Secondly, there is much to learn from a near collision. So we do care...so next time we don't come so close... Human performance is fascinating to me and one of the things I like about being a pilot.....gettting into the "why did he do that" when there were so many more safe options.

Spoken like a pilot I guess....
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