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    I can only think of one time in 21 years that I...

    I can only think of one time in 21 years that I know for sure my O-200 Cub has had carb ice. Funny how each airframe acts differently. That said, I always check carb heat just prior to takeoff, and...
  2. I still don’t get it.

  3. Thread: People

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    I don’t do Facebook either, but was able to see...

    I don’t do Facebook either, but was able to see the video. Just clicked on the link.
  4. Thread: People

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    Thanks Peter, that was great.

    Thanks Peter, that was great.
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    Steve, I love the pictures of your Cub vs your...

    Steve, I love the pictures of your Cub vs your customers airplanes! After we rebuilt mine, the first time I went to throw a bunch of muddy, wet fishing gear and fish in the back I hesitated for about...
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    Bob, I agree but that will never happen. When...

    Bob, I agree but that will never happen. When Dassault came out with the “Easy” cockpit, (Enhanced Avionics SYstem) they were demonstrating it to us and were proud to show us how you could move all...
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    I don’t find the Garmin glass cockpit very...

    I don’t find the Garmin glass cockpit very intuitive. That said, I wouldn’t get in any new glass cockpit airplane and just go flying. I spend a fair amount of time online watching training videos...
  8. Thread: 0200A Cylinders

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    Yep, I don’t disagree.... like I said, I ran the...

    Yep, I don’t disagree.... like I said, I ran the engine for over 20 years with no problems. Before we pulled the cylinders, we dropped the valves and reamed the guides, then lapped the valves in...
  9. Thread: 0200A Cylinders

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    Well, my O-200 Continental cylinders went for...

    Well, my O-200 Continental cylinders went for over 20 years and several thousand hours without a problem. Never had one off or a need to. Overhauled in 2017 with new Milleniums. One cylinder had a...
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    From the FAA website: A Safety Alert for...

    From the FAA website:

    A Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) is an information tool that alerts, educates, and makes recommendations to the aviation community. This community includes air carrier...
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    Maybe clear to you, but “operators following...

    Maybe clear to you, but “operators following industry standards as set forth in SAFO’s” leaves the door wide open to individual interpretation in my opinion.....
  12. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    I don’t like to talk about this stuff until...

    I don’t like to talk about this stuff until everything is known, but it appears there is not a lot of mystery here. Any GA airplane can be pushed beyond design limits with predictable results. You...
  13. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    If someone was having difficulty with basic...

    If someone was having difficulty with basic aircraft control while in the clouds, giving them something else to look at and try to interpret isn’t likely to help. Sometimes more isn’t better, it’s...
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    Came through Canada 2 weeks ago enroute to Alaska...

    Came through Canada 2 weeks ago enroute to Alaska (driving). While much has changed pay attention to the Yukon. Their website shows easing restrictions for citizens yet still shows the very strict...
  15. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    In a commercial operation there is management who...

    In a commercial operation there is management who should exercise some type of operational control. They can’t be with the pilot on the lake in a remote area when he’s making his decision, but at the...
  16. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    George, as I’m sure you know, this is an age old...

    George, as I’m sure you know, this is an age old problem up here. My commercial flying in Alaska was in the 70’s and 80’s and as I flew helicopters too I was involved in many search/rescue/recovery...
  17. Ha ha, meant to post it in the Insurance Changes...

    Ha ha, meant to post it in the Insurance Changes thread where he said insurance was extortion.... My view remains the same ..... I’ll delete it here and move it...
  18. Thread: Piper Logbooks

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    This is like a circular firing squad.

    This is like a circular firing squad.
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    I just drove through Canada to Alaska. If anyone...

    I just drove through Canada to Alaska. If anyone is interested in the details I’ll gladly post them but since this is a flying thread I won’t take up space unless someone asks.
  20. Ya, over 40 years in commercial aviation dealing...

    Ya, over 40 years in commercial aviation dealing with this kind of stuff convinced me to take early retirement at 59. Then I did some helicopter flying part time for fun, but only did the power line...
  21. The FAA’s definition of compensation is very...

    The FAA’s definition of compensation is very broad, I’m sure receiving beer falls within their definition. I once saw a ruling that stated a low time pilot ferrying an aircraft for free was being...
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    Thanks Pete, I thought that was the case as I saw...

    Thanks Pete, I thought that was the case as I saw the markings on a float kitted wheel plane I flew as well.
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    Work airplanes. It looked like factory markings...

    Work airplanes. It looked like factory markings but can’t say for sure.
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    Ha Ha! I’ve typed something similar several times...

    Ha Ha! I’ve typed something similar several times and then deleted it..... Glad I’m not the only one that thinks it may be possible some are overthinking this. The 185 I flew on floats had 2 X’s, low...
  25. Thread: The 300$ Annual

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    A couple of years ago I went to a small service...

    A couple of years ago I went to a small service station near my home to get a state inspection on my truck. Their sign said “State Inspection Stickers $40”. They told me it would be a few minutes...
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