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Old March 29th 08, 10:46 PM posted to rec.aviation.misc
Roy Smith
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I know CFIT means "Controlled Flight Into Terrain", but does an obstacle
such as a radio tower count as "terrain"? My guess is that it doesn't, but
I can't find anything that says authoritatively one way or the other.
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Old March 29th 08, 10:55 PM posted to rec.aviation.misc
Gene Seibel
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On Mar 29, 4:46*pm, Roy Smith wrote:
I know CFIT means "Controlled Flight Into Terrain", but does an obstacle
such as a radio tower count as "terrain"? *My guess is that it doesn't, but
I can't find anything that says authoritatively one way or the other.


Not sure how you'd log that one.
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Old March 29th 08, 11:01 PM posted to rec.aviation.misc
B A R R Y
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On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 18:46:11 -0400, Roy Smith wrote:

I know CFIT means "Controlled Flight Into Terrain", but does an obstacle
such as a radio tower count as "terrain"?


My guess is yes.
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Old March 30th 08, 01:58 PM posted to rec.aviation.misc
Steven P. McNicoll[_2_]
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On Mar 29, 5:46 pm, Roy Smith wrote:

I know CFIT means "Controlled Flight Into Terrain", but does an obstacle
such as a radio tower count as "terrain"? My guess is that it doesn't, but
I can't find anything that says authoritatively one way or the other.


Yes.

From AC 61-134 General Aviation Controlled Flight Into Terrain
Awareness:

Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT). CFIT occurs when an airworthy
aircraft is flown, under the control of a qualified pilot, into
terrain (water or obstacles) with inadequate awareness on the part of
the pilot of the impending collision.
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Old March 31st 08, 04:00 PM posted to rec.aviation.misc
John Szalay
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Roy Smith wrote in
:

I know CFIT means "Controlled Flight Into Terrain", but does an
obstacle such as a radio tower count as "terrain"? My guess is that
it doesn't, but I can't find anything that says authoritatively one
way or the other.


How about this ?


Aviation Safety Team (CAST) Common Taxonomy Team has published a definition
of CFIT accepted by many in the field (including the National
Transportation Safety Board in the United States and ICAO) similar to that
used by the CFIT JSAT. Specifically, the ICAO/CAST defined CFIT as an
"inflight collision with terrain, water,
or obstacle without indication of a loss of control."

http://www.hf.faa.gov/docs/508/docs/cami/0304.pdf
 




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