Features October 2017 Issue
Seriously Bad IFR Flight
If at first you don’t fail, try, try … and, then, try, try again. This is the story of an IFR Bonanza pilot who refused to accept success, even though failure was so very much work.
Each year I pore through between 1500 and 2000 NTSB accident/incident reports searching for bonehead pilots who heed the siren’s call of stupidity and invent creative means of destroying a variety of aircraft without killing anyone. To walk the “Stupid Pilot Tricks” red carpet requires a willingness to ignore good airmanship and, frankly, dance with fools.