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Old 05-08-2022, 07:08 PM
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Walt Walt is offline
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Originally Posted by PaulvS View Post
It's a pilot's dilemma: violate class B or descend into fog, what would you do?
Descend into fog without and IFR clearance and not being prepared for it is not an option, so at that point, I'd violate and ask permission when able, maybe even declare if they won't give you a clearance.

I once had ATC in a class B vectoring me into a cell, I kept asking for a heading change due to build ups and kept getting unable, I finally told em either turn me now or I'm going to declare an emergency and change course, you're not putting me into a building cell, they finally relented.

I'm not going to die to make a controllers job easier or to avoid breaking regs, my job is to stay safe and if someone isn't happy we can talk about it later, on the ground.
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Last edited by Walt : 05-08-2022 at 07:16 PM.