Wasn't he also in some incident a year or two ago?
Fly casual. Perhaps he was trying to keep his distance from that airliner but not LOOK like he was keeping his distance?
Also the tires on your plane are comically large.
Quote from: Eclipse on February 14, 2017, 06:36:25 PMAlso the tires on your plane are comically large.I'm starting to see a pattern between you and airplane tires...perhaps they should be a color other than black?
Let he (or she) who is totally blameless and innocent of ever a momentary lapse of attention cast stones. I'm pretty sure some forum members know of one or more of CAP pilots who thoroughly screwed up (without witnesses who were willing to take it to the front page of national media). IMHO, this is a 'teachable moment', not a rationale for pile on. HF will likely have some conversations with the FAA, as he should. And the lesson from his momentary inattention is...?
I'm actually now a *little* more concerned. The "taxiway" wasn't the one I thought (bordered on two sides by grass) but rather one that basically is separated from the ramp by markings only and only has infield grass on one side.. How do you mistake that for a runway? "I thought it was a *really* wide runway, see..."
Surprised this type of thing doesnt happen more often; I have seen some pretty bad markings at airports over the years.
Quote from: FlyNavy on February 24, 2017, 07:22:45 PMSurprised this type of thing doesnt happen more often; I have seen some pretty bad markings at airports over the years.The only reason this came to be "front page" news is likely (1) HF is a celeb... and (2) it occurred at a towered airport.