Jack and the hiring of a light aircraft

Bob, at the location of departure requested to see jack’s pilot logbook however, unknown to Bob the last three entries of flights from Cessna over the last 12 months had been falsified alongside an expired instrument rating giving the impression that not only was he a regular flyer but able to fly in the worst of conditions therefore granting Bob reassurance. Certainly, the omission of an inaccurate logbook entry is a criminal offence and is punishable by the (CAA) under s (34)(5) of the Air navigation order[8].

The (CAA) reserve the right to exercise jurisdiction in cases concerning false credentials. According to the publication the (CAA) prosecution results (2008) on separate occasion’s two pilots were fined a sum of ? 400 and the other ? 1000 for falsifying logbook data with both cases heard in the magistrate’s court[9] furthermore, prosecution may lead to a jail term sentence of up to 2 years therefore it is safe to conclude that Jack will be subject to a fine or a jail term.

Amongst all other complications, the weather played a significant part in the decline of the aircraft. As the qualified pilot Jack pretended , performing a full check on an aircraft before flying should become second nature however, this seemed absent in jack’s condition, the forecast was left unattended, later having an adverse effect on the safe landing of the aircraft.

At 2000ft airspace, Jack realised he was flying over a controlled airspace, Luton CTR/CTA, tuned into the wrong radio frequency an infringement of law customary to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The UK Airspace is divided into 2 main areas referred to as the flight information region (FIR) The London Area and Terminal Control Centre (LATCC) situated at West Drayton. Luton CTR/CTA is classified under Airspace D[10] therefore, flying in such airspace without adequate permission bears serious consequences.

S (96) of the ANO states that “The operator of an aircraft registered in the United Kingdom must not permit the aircraft to fly for the purpose of public transport without first being satisfied using every reasonable means that the aeronautical radio stations and navigational aids serving the intended route or any planned diversion are adequate for the safe navigation of the aircraft”. In addition, not only did jack enter into a class D airspace without tuning in to the precise radio frequency to inform the appropriate public body but an Easy Jet commercial airport at that.

If not for the intervention ATC who sighted Jack from a distance requested the pilot to call sign and his name and where he had come a procedure recognised as Mode C intruder, the ascending Easy Jet aircraft could have been involved in a collision as a result from such a careless act. In a similar manner, ATC strictly demanded he fly the QDM and exit to the North as speedily as possible and ensure he maintain a standard 2000ft and report leaving the Air Traffic Zone (ATZ. Subsequently, Jack navigated the Cessna 172 away from the class D defined Aerodrome and steered north towards Leeds Airport which was located approximately 140 miles or 225.

26 Kilometres[11] under the airspace classification (D). Leeds airport is built complete with an Aerodrome Traffic Monitor which has the ability to “determine the landing order, spacing and distance from touchdown information of arriving aircraft, Monitor the progress of over flying aircraft and assist in taking corrective action when separation between arriving aircraft becomes less than the prescribed minima”. [12] On schedule to arrive at the desired destination, Jack is caught off guard by horrendous weather, rather than divert east or west he decides to continue with the flight.