Is not my bid, I have my mind set regarding
and I don't think
will disappear, it will just evolve and of course be get more expensive, but the same will happen with
I posted this because I think is a great article and it merits to be discussed.
As for the points you mention, you imply that the demise of hg is regarding landings or complication of transportation, I heard not long ago something on PG vs HG that made me think (and smirk),
performs better in the air and PG performs better in the ground (think about that
are aircraft designed to take you away from the flat world and let you play and enjoy space in 3D as we take advantage of some interesting physic laws that allows us to do that. I don`t agree that, once you are in the air, one is more difficult than the other, at the end of the day they are aircraft that have different ranges of performance and`for that limitations, now don't take the word "performance" as an indication of been better of worst, performance is just a word that define what are the limitations, for example when the wind reaches 15Km on Launch most
will pack, and for
is when it starts getting interesting...
My opinion is that both aircraft require proper training, and been current will keep you safe and with happy and safe landings, and I think that been current (or the lack of it) is what create the frustration and accidents.
are more convenient, they are easier to transport, and because the landing speed is low you can put it in almost any place, I just don't understand why
think trees as good landing options
In my opinion, apart of the convenience, the next reason why we don't have more
pilots in our region I think is the lack of instructors and the rules that HPAC is imposing on immigrant pilots, something that should be changed.
This probably merits a separate post but expanding on the HPAC, we have
pilots that have moved here with a FAI rating of H3 or more and are not permitted flying until they get certified by an instructor, in our case it means having to go all the way to Lumby or Alberta to do take and exam.
I would like to change that so a pilot that moves to the province with an international rating, (that HPAC recognize) can be sponsored by a pilot with a similar rating from Canada and give them at least an H2/P2 rating, and this could also be questioned if not to give the same rating as the one achieved internationally since no pilot can participate in competition if they have not achieved a H3/P3 rating.
Again, going back to the intention of the post, lets not focus on what is better
we will never agree on that, but in what
pilots should do if we want to keep the sport going.