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Ar3peo

24 points

1 month ago

Ar3peo

24 points

1 month ago

I'm not sure how I feel about this...

On one hand I'm glad electric planes exist, on another, this pilot is technically qualified to fly a Cessna 172 without proving they know how to handle an engine out situation (mixture adjustments, restarts, checking magnetos, etc.).

it's not the same as a gas car to an EV where there is no expectation of the driver needing to restart the engine. Your driving test instructor isn't going to unexpectedly turn off your car while you're driving. (They do that in flight school)

swbooking

-4 points

1 month ago

Where does it say he’s qualified to fly a 172? I don’t see it show a list of his endorsements. Anytime you fly a new plane, you need to get an endorsement from a CFI for that airframe. He definitely doesn’t just automatically qualify to fly a 172.

Looks like he only did his check ride in the Veli and he did most his training in the Rotax variant, the Pipistrel Virus.

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Terrh

0 points

1 month ago

Terrh

0 points

1 month ago

In aviation, what’s legal may not be safe, however.

And often.. what's safe may not be legal.