Unfortunately, Avweb is reporting on another fatal mid-air collision. This reinforces my view that TCAS backed up by CAPS is a very good idea when navigating our crowded airspace VFR.
CESSNAS COLLIDE DURING TRAINING FLIGHTS…
The Long Beach Flying Club lost two instructors and two students last Thursday when a Cessna 172 and a 152 collided two miles south of the
Queen Mary. The aircraft had left the Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB) carrying 56-year-old instructor Mike Chisolm and 32-year-old CFI
Kevin Sok. An 18-year-old student in the 152 was on his first lesson; the 42-year-old in the 172 had a private license but according to the
school, always flew with an instructor. According to eyewitnesses, the planes were at about 1,000 feet when they tangled over the Pacific Ocean. The NTSB is investigating.