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This isn't the 1st fatal accident involving a minor flying a highly publicised 'charity' mission. A few years back a quite young girl in the US lost control of a c182 in storms near the Rockies - killing her adult 'safety' pilot as well. I know that regulators have to approve these flights, but it does occur to me that there would be more than a little 'get-thru-itus' and 'get-home-itus' involved. Consider the long stages and the fatigue involved. Being the youngest to achieve any physical feat of endurance is important to some - but at what risk? Doing it to raise money for charity is laudable but where do we draw the line?

 

Not impressed by these 'youngest-to-fly-to Mars & back' events.

 

 

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This isn't the 1st fatal accident involving a minor flying a highly publicised 'charity' mission. A few years back a quite young girl in the US lost control of a c182 in storms near the Rockies - killing her adult 'safety' pilot as well. I know that regulators have to approve these flights, but it does occur to me that there would be more than a little 'get-thru-itus' and 'get-home-itus' involved. Consider the long stages and the fatigue involved. Being the youngest to achieve any physical feat of endurance is important to some - but at what risk? Doing it to raise money for charity is laudable but where do we draw the line?Not impressed by these 'youngest-to-fly-to Mars & back' events.

I thought they had stopped these flights with young children as pilots after the young girl got killed?

 

 

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