GPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 840 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7304 times:
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The roads in Cumbria tend to be quite narrow, not straight for very long and lined with stone walls. Add all the road side obstructions we have, poles, wires, signs, etc. and it would not end well. Even in relatively sparsely populated areas like Cumbria, there is always some road traffic about, so there is always the chance of meeting a car coming the other way.
Tu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1453 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6376 times:
I have been in several tense situations on light aircraft as PIC, I have never had a forced off-airport landing. But this guy just seemed to mess it up right near the end. He horribly miscalculated his speed and range, and picked the wrong field. While watching the video (before even learning of the outcome (wall)) I was just shaking my head at his mistakes as he sets himself up for the final.
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GST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 942 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5990 times:
Quoting vald (Reply 9): Whats the difference between pan pan & and mayday?
As I understand it, pan is a step below mayday, meaning you have a serous situation, though it is not immediately an emergency. An example I know of is a pilot of a light aircraft not getting three greens on lowering gear to go into an uncontrolled strip, on calling pan pan pan he got another aircraft in the vicinity to formate with him and visually confirm gear deployment. Turned out to be a broken light circuit and the gear was down fine in this example. As he had fuel in hand, the situation was not an emergency in the pilots mind hence using pan rather than mayday, if the other pilot had confirmed a stuck up gear, he may have called mayday.