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  1. Comparing gears vs flaps : does it happen that we forget to put flaps down? If not, I'm curious about what makes it easier to forget about gear.
  2. Fair point, but that's decision making impacting both new and old airplanes. I don't think we can make the case that having an old airplane makes a pilot more susceptible to poor decision making.
  3. Perhaps the OP thinks many pilots fly around with airplanes that aren't airworthy. Hard to explain why that doesn't show up in accident statistics.
  4. Practical, as opposed to safety reasons?
  5. Regarding "NONE", how do you explain MEL? Airliners have those too, and I don't think we can extend the argument they are unsafe.
  6. So that's the trick! Let me take out my Mooney and go try
  7. Cut them a slack, they couldn't get that genius designer that did the SR22
  8. I'll give up 200lbs UL for a second door ... umhh, where was I? Ah yes, why did the cirrus crash?
  9. Then I won't buy the STC so that I can witness 1st hand the poor enforcer tasting the fuel
  10. One thing to consider for a regular flight in this region is that you will likely have no backup plan. 1. Often icing covers a large area. If you plan to be above, then you need to fly for hours to be able to get down without passing through icing condition. 2. MEAs are above fleezing levels. 3. A good portion of enroute airports will be LIFR. And you will need to descend through icing to reach them. 4. Often you will need to be above 20K to stay out of icing layers
  11. Hopefully not along the lines of "execute a box canyon turn in 3 secs, 2, now ..."
  12. If you do plan to fly in the valleys (as opposed to over the ridges at >2000 ft), then you should take a course. In my experience, the course taught me to (1) develop a feel for my limits: which Valley is too tight, which raising terrain to avoid, and (2) flight planning and creating escape check points to avoid turning into a canyon you can't escape. This also reinforces the need to fly with another pilot if you are unfamiliar with the valleys. It is beautiful! Having said that, the course was useless to me because I decided to avoid canyons and fly well above the ridges in real life
  13. Appears this was a fuel starvation while the pilot thought they had 10 gallons. I wonder whether the reported fuel remaining was based on totalizer reading. Those of you with fancy panels, do you have fuel quantity mismatch warning between totalizer and senders?
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