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  • michellecarlisle Jan 15, 7:07 p.m.

    Carlisle had received his most recent certification – for instrument flying – in August 2011, according to the FAA’s Airmen Registry of licensed pilots.

    He had passed his pilot’s medical exam in February 2011, when he was first licensed. He qualified for multiengine aircraft two months later.

    The Seneca was manufactured in 1978 and was most recently certified as airworthy in August 2011.

  • michellecarlisle Jan 15, 7:06 p.m.

    ***WOW. I AM AMAZED. . . LET A MAN DIE AND WATCH HOW THE VULTURES COME OUT B/C HE BUILT AN ETHANOL PLANT... AND NOW IS PART-OWNER OF A 35 YEAR OLD PLANE...

    AS FAR AS RATING... THINK IT WOULD BE WISE TO CHECK BEFORE POSTING WHAT SEEMS TO BE IGNORANT STATEMENTS

    Carlisle had received his most recent certification – for instrument flying – in August 2011, according to the FAA’s Airmen Registry of licensed pilots.

    He had passed his pilot’s medical exam in February 2011, when he was first licensed. He qualified for multiengine aircraft two months later.

    The Seneca was manufactured in 1978 and was most recently certified as airworthy in August 2011.

  • talkaboutit Jan 15, 4:08 p.m.

    I say this as a pilot and with all due respect to Greg, who I did not know but there is a necessary conversation to have regarding this accident. I suspect he was not instrument rated from the limited info from news reports. i am afraid he got in over his head as there is an instrument approach into Manteo but it does not involve buzzing the island first. Pilots can gain crucial knowledge from the mistakes of others. NTSB will make its report many months from now but the lessons learned will be lossed on many unfortunately by that time.

  • pinball wizard Jan 15, 3:23 p.m.

    I wonder what happened to him and the failed ethanol plant, the bankruptcy and 80 million dollars lost. Must have come out ok to own his own plane. Sad ending.

  • jtwhitfield81 Jan 15, 12:37 p.m.

    This act was exactly what I would have expected Greg to do. He always thought of others before himself. It's sad to see such a great man die so young....but he has beat the rest of us to heaven. Praying for his family.

  • djofraleigh Jan 15, 12:19 p.m.

    Seems to me, the pilot's first reaction was to save his passenger and perhaps in being the hero, he lost the time needed to save himself? Let his selfless act be remembered.

  • djofraleigh Jan 15, 12:18 p.m.

    The reporting is always an issue for this is our source of information. The commentary on the commentary is OK, even if not in the vein of "for whom the bell tolls." This is not a funeral home condolence page. Those close to the deceased probably would be wise not to read the comments of stranger in the general public. WRAL should not have to censure to protect feelings.

  • btneast Jan 15, 9:27 a.m.

    I think WRAL should delete posts that are so petty in light of these types of incidents.

    I agree with your sentiment, but wouldn't that be censorship in a public forum? Best way is to ignore stupid posts. It's a slippery slope when you let one man decide what another man can say......

  • rgp677 Jan 14, 7:56 p.m.

    All should Pray for The Family,Wral.

  • theharps2 Jan 14, 7:53 p.m.

    PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY !!!

  • anne53ozzy Jan 14, 7:21 p.m.

    These people who post these nonsensical and self serving items....Grammar?
    Grow up and feel something.

  • tarheelj Jan 14, 7:00 p.m.

    Really people? This man has died and all you can do is debate wording in the story? This man was deeply loved by his family and they are devistated by this loss. Praying for the Carlisle family and for his passenger.

  • anne53ozzy Jan 14, 6:51 p.m.

    I think WRAL should delete posts that are so petty in light of these types of incidents.

  • anne53ozzy Jan 14, 6:47 p.m.

    Please...This is about the death of a man and the loss is obvious to the family and friends. Semantics and grammar?
    Shame on you....

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