wirsig wrote:Several hundred? More like thousand.
I referenced the "several hundred amount from kevbert's previous post when he mentioned it was cost prohibitive.
kevbert wrote:The plane is rented and insurance is part of the rental
Nothing elitist about it...I am all for teaching newbies to fly and rarely go up with an empty seat in my aircraft just to show others the joy of flying. I am also not saying that the fellows in your example should not participate...they are covering the consequences with the insurance provided in the rental agreement...so your argument does not hold water. The fact of the matter still remains...if you cannot afford the consequences then don't participate until you can cover them. If they bought an aircraft and could not afford the liability insurance so they went uninsured then I do have a problem with that...remember that nothing is free and someone will have to pay if there is an accident. If you understand economics then surely you understand how this works.