September issue page 54-55.aviodromefriend wrote:There was an article about this in Classic Aircraft a few months ago, including an interview with the pilot.
We might never know, as they are not allowed to give their opinion.The Dudster wrote:Must have put a smile on many vets/serving pilots faces
Martin the Martian wrote:He was indeed medically discharged, a clear case of the RAF sweeping the matter under the carpet and the government of the day, as has been said, denying him his day in court.
pbeardmore wrote:If you judge acceptable risk by the actual outcome, he has a great pilot. I you judge acceptable risk by the likelyhood of a dreadful accident with multiple fatalities, he was an idiot.
IMHO he was an idiot. He gambled not only his own life but the lives on innocent members of the public based on his own gripes concerning an issue that most people did not care or know about. Just imagine what kind of an RAF we would have if all pilots based their decision making process around the same framework of rationality.
Warton GR4 wrote:Hi,
You can see (and buy) aviation artist Michael Rondot's impression of the incident here:
http://www.collectair.co.uk/buy-online/ ... unter.html
I must admit if I've always been very tempted to get a print of it.