If you held an FAA private pilot certificate for six months, didn’t have an instrument rating, and had a total flight time of just over 303 hours with only a couple of hours of instrument experience, would you undertake a night flight over mountainous terrain in deteriorating weather conditions? I thought not. Yet I’ll bet you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that there are pilots who would do such a thing. The NTSB recently released its report about one pilot who did, and it doesn’t have a pretty outcome.
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