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"POOR AIRMANSHIP"

"POOR AIRMANSHIP"
Author: CZ_RAF
Time Stamp:
11:38:15 18 July 2001
Post:
Could be anyone so kind and explain me meaning of this words?

They are from report of aircrash.

Thanks

Pavel


RE: "POOR AIRMANSHIP"
Author: RodM (Guest)
Time Stamp:
12:11:25 18 July 2001
Post:
Dear Pavel,

this term would refer to mistakes made by the pilot or another aircrew member and in this case, may have caused the accident concerned.

RodM


RE: "POOR AIRMANSHIP"
Author: N. John Hooper (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:03:48 18 July 2001
Post:
Hi Pavel: I think the best way to understand the quote is to accept the fact that flying is an exacting task with a rigid set of parameters. To acheive comfort in the air is to understand and be comfortable within those parameters. That is to be flying the craft within the air mass that surrounds it and not be merely being taken for a ride in the sky. Discipline and familiarity play a big part in airmanship. The closer a craft gets to the earth the more rigid are the rules for there is no room for error and recovery. I remember in flight school the sign that the air was less forgiving than the sea and be careful lest the ground comes up and smites thee. So "Poor Airmanship" is the fact of not recognizing and/or disobeying the rules and hazarding both the craft and its occupants.Normally this would be referred to as "Pilot Error"


RE: "POOR AIRMANSHIP"
Author: Pavel (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:27:58 18 July 2001
Post:
Thanks RodM and John.