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Old August 31st 08, 09:13 PM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.piloting
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Recently a 72 yo went blind in flight (stroke?) and safely landed in the
drink in FL. Several comments were that age should be considered in
keeping your PPL. I can see this makes sense /but/ it would prolly be
illegal.

Too old? If so, at what age do you place the cutoff?
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Old August 31st 08, 09:25 PM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.piloting
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In rec.aviation.piloting Gezellig wrote:
Recently a 72 yo went blind in flight (stroke?) and safely landed in the
drink in FL. Several comments were that age should be considered in
keeping your PPL. I can see this makes sense /but/ it would prolly be
illegal.

Too old? If so, at what age do you place the cutoff?


When you can't pass the medical; that's what it is for.

Everyone's biology is different.

I think just about everyone knows people who are healthy as a horse
and in their late 80's and people who've dropped dead in their 50's.


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Old August 31st 08, 10:18 PM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.piloting
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Gezellig writes:

Recently a 72 yo went blind in flight (stroke?) and safely landed in the
drink in FL. Several comments were that age should be considered in
keeping your PPL. I can see this makes sense /but/ it would prolly be
illegal.


Pilots undergo a physical exam that verifies that they are in robust health.
As long as they can pass the exam, age is irrelevant.

Too old? If so, at what age do you place the cutoff?


Most people will place the cutoff at their own age plus twenty years or so.

But there is no justification for a cutoff.
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Old August 31st 08, 10:19 PM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.piloting
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"Mxsmanic" wrote in message
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Gezellig writes:

Recently a 72 yo went blind in flight (stroke?) and safely landed in the
drink in FL. Several comments were that age should be considered in
keeping your PPL. I can see this makes sense /but/ it would prolly be
illegal.


Pilots undergo a physical exam that verifies that they are in robust
health.
As long as they can pass the exam, age is irrelevant.

Too old? If so, at what age do you place the cutoff?


Most people will place the cutoff at their own age plus twenty years or
so.

But there is no justification for a cutoff.


What a dumb ass.

That's a lame attempt at a troll.

Let's see how many dumb ****s answer you.


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Old August 31st 08, 10:35 PM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.piloting
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Let's see how many dumb ****s answer you.

Looks like at least one did.
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Old August 31st 08, 10:43 PM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.piloting
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"Gezellig" wrote in message
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Recently a 72 yo went blind in flight (stroke?) and safely landed in the
drink in FL. Several comments were that age should be considered in
keeping your PPL. I can see this makes sense /but/ it would prolly be
illegal.

Too old? If so, at what age do you place the cutoff?


Steve Wittman went up and did an airshow for his guests at his 90'th
birthday party.

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Old August 31st 08, 10:43 PM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.piloting
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"gorgon" wrote in message
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Let's see how many dumb ****s answer you.


Looks like at least one did.


Don't look now, but I didn't answer him, and neither did you.


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Old August 31st 08, 10:52 PM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.piloting
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On Aug 31, 4:43 pm, "Ramsey" @##@.^net wrote:
"gorgon" wrote in message

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Let's see how many dumb ****s answer you.


Looks like at least one did.


Don't look now, but I didn't answer him, and neither did you.


Your still the only one to answer.
Lou
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Old August 31st 08, 10:52 PM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.piloting
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On Aug 31, 5:43*pm, "Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe" The Sea Hawk @See My
Sig.com wrote:
"Gezellig" wrote in message

...

Recently a 72 yo went blind in flight (stroke?) and safely landed in the
drink in FL. Several comments were that age should be considered in
keeping your PPL. I can see this makes sense /but/ it would prolly be
illegal.


Too old? If so, at what age do you place the cutoff?


Steve Wittman went up and did an airshow for his guests at his 90'th
birthday party.

--
Geoff
The Sea Hawk at Wow Way d0t Com
remove spaces and make the obvious substitutions to reply by mail
When immigration is outlawed, only outlaws will immigrate.


Don't overlook the really firm medical cutoff that does exist for non
solo PIC. I think it's 16, but could be wrong.
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Old September 1st 08, 12:12 AM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.piloting
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The physical exam does not verify anything, and is largely a screening tool.
Besides, you don't fly anyway, and it doesn't matter to the rest of us who
do.



 




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