- Jan 3, 2014
Have you considered that you're taking this subject far too serious? Because that's is an option. Life has a way of working out, it's not really that big of a deal.I want to say thank you to all the folks that put their heart into this discussion, including the folks that, (incorrectly) ;-) disagreed with mine and others moral position.
I have to say I did feel physical sick when I thought that fellow aviators would not have free and unencumbered access to Gordon Penner's stall spin material that he is just so generous in sharing and states clearly in his webinars how he want's us all to be ambassadors for this information and yet here was the organizing body that I respect so highly locking it down.
This thread has helped me gather some more clarity on what it is that I found so wrong about this move. So thanks again all.
To clear up some left over tangents: The below has never been the issue that was so sickening, in my mind.
It wouldn't matter what the obstruction was for instance, money, membership, filling out a long and detailed questionnaire, access only from US based IP addresses, having to prove you can shoot a 2" group from 300 yards off the elbows... Focusing on the obstruction it's self was a distraction and kept missing the heart of the matter.
Which is simply should we tolerate far reaching leaders in our industry locking down content of experts that are passionate about ensuring it is freely available and remains that way. And also should certain types of information in Aviation be sacrosanct, NTSB reports etc. and if so where do we draw the line.
It looks like EAA are getting the message and in fairness this move was probably really meant for the Hints for Homebuilders content not the Mike Busch, Gordon Penner and Professor Paul Schuch webinars.
I see that all of the archived content is still freely available on the old site.
Dillpickle, thank you too. If they roll back access to at least the webinars I will trust them again.
I always consider both sides of the discussion, there's a high probability that it was a good idea and it will actually help others.
The free vs pay scenario isn't going to increase aviation accidents, that's just silly to think that.
As far as the folks doing the actual webinars? Well, that's between them and and EAA not you and I.
Unless you have personally done webinars for the EAA? You can always do a free webinar on YouTube. You have that right and that freedom.