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Of course it is impossible to judge, we never can from a distance, least of all with the scant information available. Yet I can’t help wondering: in that flat terrain, was a “normal” deadstick landing not possible? wouldn’t it have offered better chances for survival?
Still, everybody survived, and that’s what matters above all else.
Got my Christmas gift today. Programmed and registered
It’s a Ocean Signal RescueME PLB1 (long name). This was the smallest I could find, and it was also one of the cheapest, so I just ordered without thinking more about it. And it is real small indeed, not much larger than a match box.
Why a PLB? Well:
I don’t think those ancient ELTs will work particularly well in a practical situation anyway
Will work on the ocean, while hiking in the mountains and when flying
I fly in desolate areas, often during winter, and if I have to do an emergency landing, then pinpoint location is the only thing that really works. I hope I never will use it, but if I have to, I sure will have my selfie stick ready for YouTube (not likely, I plain such at anything “camera” anyway )
I wonder if someone else here also have a PLB for flying?
I’m new to this forum. WarleyAir, who I met at the first day of the AERO in Friedrichshafen encouraged me to join here, after I was only a silent reader for some time.
I’m a part owner of a Jabiru J400 Experimental. Now I’m wondering if some of you have experience with travelling around in Europe on US Experimental plane.
The plane is based in Germany, we have it registered via a Trust and have a Permit to Fly in Germany which is free and allows operation on 180 days of the year.
My question is how the permit to fly is handled in other countries – what it costs, what the restrictions are and other specialities.
Perhaps together we can gather a small list here, which might me interesting for other experimental owners too.
Unfortunately my only contribution is:
Germany – no costs, max 180 days, more information: Link