There is a definite correlation among airspeed, stopping power, braking action, and available runway. The math is really complicated, but pilots are really good at getting it right. Most of the time, that is.
The past week has been a piling on of social media opinion on the much-shared hand propping accident in which an SR22 sped off without its pilot. The question is, are we asking the wrong questions and coming up with answers that matter?
After the attacks against our nation using one of our nation’s most prized achievements, our aerospace system, some feared the demise of private aviation. Just not anyone who knew the kind of stuff of which pilots are made.