The insurance company that covers the hospital? I seriously doubt it would have an effect on hospital funds to the extent you suggest.In fact I would go one step further and ask that if Ian had sued, and the hospital did have to pay, where would that money have come from and whose life(s) would then be put at future risk because the new "flux capacitor" or additional nursing staff or whatever was earmarked for the legal compensation money could now no longer be purchased.
In consideration of the one hospital alone perhaps what you say is correct. However dont loose sight of the fact that insurance companies exist to make money for their shareholders. In the event of a successful litigation the total payouts vs income for the insurance company is affected and the future year premiums will reflect the new reality.The insurance company that covers the hospital? I seriously doubt it would have an effect on hospital funds to the extent you suggest.
I reckon that's some good training there Dex, if you have the opportunity to do then I reckon go for it because it can happen to anyone at anytime regardsless of how experienced you are!Tomo, just last week I decided to do some last light landings on my private strip, just to gain the experience in case I ever got caught out coming home, for some unplanned reason. I was simply doing 300'agl circuits over my own property and landing, turning around, taking off (1 way strip). Climbing turn left after going under the power line levelling out then a right hand turn back into final and down under the power line, did 9 landings in about 15 mins. I knew when to stop with the available light. I know some here would frown upon this, some severely, however I was over my own property at all times and yes I could land in 1 of a few places if the fan stopped. I just figured it was 1 more tool to add to the kit............Cheers
PS enjoyed reading this thread.
Late round out. Flare before round out wouldn’t have gone well.Fixated on the landing light lit up spot and didn’t have eyes down the runway with corresponding late flare. Stress wouldn’t have been as high as yours. Still examination stress is up there as it should be to see what you’re made of :)