Mar 8, 2010 9:34 AM by Associated Press

Pilots say rules for uncontrolled airspace work

Federal investigators are examining what communications pilots of two small planes had just before a fatal crash above Boulder last month, but other general-aviation pilots say it's not unusual for them to fly in uncontrolled airspace on a clear day without talking to anybody.

A Cirrus SR20 that left Erie Municipal Airport on Feb. 6 collided with a Piper Pawnee that took off from Boulder Municipal Airport towing a glider, killing three people on the planes. The glider disconnected from the Piper Pawnee just before the crash and flew to safety.

Pilots who also flew that day say it was a bit hazy and sunny.

Vector Air owner and pilot Jason Hurd says he's not sure more regulation would have helped the pilots.


»Topics in this article

More News

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4