http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/a ... tml#196404
When the Sport-Jet prototype crashed during a test flight in 2006, it wasn't due to any flaw with the aircraft or a mistake by the crew, says Excel-Jet in a suit filed against the FAA. It was because air traffic controllers cleared the jet to take off behind a large commercial aircraft (a deHavilland Dash
in violation of mandatory separation requirements.
Is it just me, or isn't it the right and responsibility of the Pilot In Command to decline a takeoff clearance if he or she feels it is unsafe? Also, I would think that a Dash 8 wouldn't produce enough wake turbulence to overturn an aircraft unless it was a model airplane. What do you guys think? Jason, how about a TFP episode about the rights and responsibilities of the Pilot in Command?