Here’s a fascinating example of why I love the Net and how it can affect our lives for the better. *** Surfing around for LSA tidbits to share with you, I came across an excellent YouTube video. *** The poster (mikehoverstreet) spent a fair amount of time crafting this thorough Anatomy Of An Incident discourse, including a scrolling commentary on post-crash theories as well as his ongoing uncertainty about why the accident happened. *** There are multiple benefits for us here: ** The pilot’s no-ego willingness to take responsibility in the service of greater understanding, (even though many commenters place blame on the instructor!) ** Multiple observations and postings that serve up a consensus on the actual cause. ** The value of sharing insights — both in the video itself and in the many comments, most of which were clearly posted by experienced pilots. *** My challenge to you: After you’ve seen the video, but before you read the comments posted below, study the crash and the slo-mo versions again until you have your own theory as to what happened. *** Then, read the comments. *** Do they jive with your own conclusions? *** Were you surprised? *** In the pre-web past, how else would we have learned from this incident, unless we read it in an article or were one of the fortunate few in this pilot’s circle of acquaintances? *** Viva la Internet!
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