FastEddieB Posted March 26, 2013 Report Share Posted March 26, 2013 A few years ago, someone posted a link to a YouTube video over on the Cirrus Owner's website. That video showed someone horsing around in a Cirrus, doing some rather radical low level maneuvering. I think the video has been long since pulled, but here's a screen shot from it: Screen shot 2010-01-25 at 8.34.06 AM by fasteddieb, on Flickr In any case, a bit of detective work from site members pretty conclusively identified the plane, the pilot and the locale of the flight. It was debated whether it was appropriate to bring activity like this to the attention of the FAA. The argument "for" was that behavior like that cost us all, in public perception, safety statistics, insurance rates and possible exposure down the road to a plane with hidden damage from overstress. The argument against was, well, nobody likes a rat fink. In any case, it was later reported that the FAA did become involved in an enforcement action against the pilot. I do not know the outcome, but the above photo could certainly have become "Exhibit A". My point is that we should all be somewhat circumspect about posting about illegal flying - whether its operating above gross or aerobatics or whatever. I don't think the FAA is perusing this forum fishing for violations. But if there ever were an accident, there's zero presumption of privacy to anything posted online and you can bet if a handful of pilots can nail down an offender, a motivated attorney or prosecutor could certainly do the same. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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