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    Ranging from the pragmatic to the serene: -...

    Ranging from the pragmatic to the serene:

    - From TO clearance to Big Lake place...circa 15 minutes vs. 70-90 minutes driving NOT in rush hour
    - From TO clearance to Mat Valley place...circa 40...
  2. Can't speak for anywhere except Alaska and the...

    Can't speak for anywhere except Alaska and the area around Houston, TX, but my experience personally and professionally is that (as long as the acreage is reasonable) turning a development into an...
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    What is it that AOPA says about ramp checks? ...

    What is it that AOPA says about ramp checks?

    - Be polite.
    - Don't volunteer information or documents.
    - Be polite
    - Don't have follow-up communication until after you talk to your attorney
    -...
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    Merrill Ramp Checks

    Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but FWIW and awareness, I received the info below from Merrill (with a couple of intermediate e-mail stops) today:

    Next week, law enforcement...
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    "The back seat in a PA-12 really is nice to sit...

    "The back seat in a PA-12 really is nice to sit in for longer periods though given the air isn't very rough."

    Flew the -12 from Los Anchorage to McCarthy with the wife in the back some years...
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    "SMS MAY be useful in a very large organization....

    "SMS MAY be useful in a very large organization. At one point, our operation implemented something like this, but in most cases, it was one pilot evaluating and conducting the flights. So, fill out a...
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    Without knowing the size and abilities (or the...

    Without knowing the size and abilities (or the intended airports) of the OP, I'd have to go with the suggestions of 172. I love my -12 but a 350 mile trip is a major event: I infrequently see 90mph...
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    It was a beautiful plane and I planned to ask if...

    It was a beautiful plane and I planned to ask if I could get a picture of the panel (pretty good mix of simplicity and functionality) after I did a flight review in it recently. Sad.
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    I think the (2nd) Original Poster has got all the...

    I think the (2nd) Original Poster has got all the information needed on the left door :smile:....but FWIW, I guess that my thought as a non-seaplane user is that the utility needs to be compared to...
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    Absolutely, no disagreement whatsoever. I should...

    Absolutely, no disagreement whatsoever. I should have made that clear.
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    Couple of thoughts / anecdotal stuff without the...

    Couple of thoughts / anecdotal stuff without the knowledge or experience of the other posters:

    - FWIW, unless you really anticipate a need for the left-side door / access, I wouldn't put it in. ...
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    Don't fly Lake Hood unless it's really necessary...

    Don't fly Lake Hood unless it's really necessary (which isn't often), but even going to / from little 'ol Merrill, the Point Mac area gets pretty busy and as previously noted, one probably needs to...
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    ^^^^ Agree. For $250 and the address to the...

    ^^^^ Agree. For $250 and the address to the courthouse, anyone can sue anyone for anything.....nature of the beast. An LLC (properly documented and properly maintained for a period of time) won't...
  14. Thread: Hand Propping

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    Not my buddy, not me, but back in my late 'teens...

    Not my buddy, not me, but back in my late 'teens (now in my '60's), just after the old man showed me how to hand prop his 180 ("always tie the tail off"...), I was at the old strip that used to be...
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    ...and that, I believe, is that. Best advice (at...

    ...and that, I believe, is that. Best advice (at least IMO) on this thread.
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    I suspect I'm restating the obvious, but being a...

    I suspect I'm restating the obvious, but being a "named pilot" for purposes of the underwriter agreeing not to sue that "named pilot" is vastly different than being a named insured on a policy.
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    The past 3 days or so in SC AK have been pretty...

    The past 3 days or so in SC AK have been pretty hard to beat.
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    I've got no dog in this particular hunt (but glad...

    I've got no dog in this particular hunt (but glad to get additional info on hand propping, jump packs, and sat phones) but twice being the guy in the spot next to (or two spots away) from fires in...
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    Sticky: Checked on the cabin during early moose...

    Checked on the cabin during early moose season....no moose, but no vandalism either!

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    "They aren't?! :wink:" My - 12 is faster than...

    "They aren't?! :wink:"

    My - 12 is faster than both of my colleague's 185's.....at the gas pump. 8)
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    Second hand opinion only but, interspersed with...

    Second hand opinion only but, interspersed with the routine comments about how much better a 185 is than a -12:roll:, a couple of 185-flying colleagues who have had quite a bit of work done there...
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    It's clearly implied in the foregoing posts, but...

    It's clearly implied in the foregoing posts, but keep in mind that most of the phrases in an insurance policy (such as "additional insured" and "waiver of subrogation", to list the current ones) are...
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    The engine's obviously the important thing, but...

    The engine's obviously the important thing, but an infrequently used aircraft will likely see a longer period (i.e. at the start of the low hours each year) of hard landings and bounces than a more...
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    Did a little quick review of notes: the above...

    Did a little quick review of notes: the above experience sounds like mine: it was 2011 when I last applied ( !!) but the communication was along the lines of "that could mean you're a guide" "I'm...
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    Again...a few years ago, but when I applied (and...

    Again...a few years ago, but when I applied (and it may have been driven by the requested hull value, even though that value wasn't the amount of the recent rebuild), they asked for all modifications...
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