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    Where can you find a bang for a buck these days? ...

    Where can you find a bang for a buck these days? :)
  2. I have been thinking back on my flying career...

    I have been thinking back on my flying career which involved thousands of hours of off airport operations on DC3's both wheels and wheel ski's, Twin Otters on wheels and super Cubs on Bradley big...
  3. If landing and taking off from very short areas...

    If landing and taking off from very short areas is that important to you why not trade your Cub on a R22, that will allow you to operate a flying machine in the envelope it was designed for.
  4. From a risk assessment position what are the...

    From a risk assessment position what are the potential benefits versus the risks?

    One positive I can think of is the rebuild companies would benefit if you get it wrong.
  5. That was me :D .... Been using that check...

    That was me :D ....

    Been using that check turning final when flying an amphib. since 1954.......never landed with the wrong gear position for the landing surface yet.
  6. Cliff, we understand what you are saying and your...

    Cliff, we understand what you are saying and your idea is not wrong, however it adds another layer of words to describe something simple.

    The gear is either up or down, these descriptions have...
  7. Lets look at this objectively. If you land...

    Lets look at this objectively.

    If you land with the gear up on land there generally will be two things to worry about.

    (1) The cost of any repairs.

    (2) The embarrassment of having been so...
  8. When I started flying many years ago it was...

    When I started flying many years ago it was common to see chain gangs working on the highways in Florida.

    A chain gang would be the perfect method to introduce him to working.
  9. What is needed is a union of ex/convicts so when...

    What is needed is a union of ex/convicts so when they finish their jail time they can work to repay the cost of the damage they did.

    With a union the other unions couldn't bitch about a non union...
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    No. Glassy water requires the proper attitude...

    No.

    Glassy water requires the proper attitude and speed at touch down.

    This is achieved by setting up and maintaining the glassy water approach procedure and never trying new " tricks ".
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    I see there have been over 1100 views and am...

    I see there have been over 1100 views and am wondering if anyone has tried using the suggestions?
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    Here is another down current turn scenario,...

    Here is another down current turn scenario, instead of trees there were buildings.


    http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e353/ChuckEllsworth/Africanriver.jpg?t=1277004208

    This picture was taken...
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    That about sums it up.

    That about sums it up.
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    When taking videos of flying training I always...

    When taking videos of flying training I always give the tapes to the student as it ensures that confidentiality is assured.

    By giving them the tapes it lets them know that they control who may or...
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    Thanks for the words of support guys. If I can...

    Thanks for the words of support guys.

    If I can help even one person become a better safer pilot it is well worth the few minutes it takes to type these suggestions that I have found to work so...
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    My instructor used to always used to say the part...

    My instructor used to always used to say the part of the runway where there is no apparent movement is where you are going to land. On approach with airspeed stabilized you add power if that point is...
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    The point at which apparent movement ceases.

    O.K. I will try and describe how I teach correct height judgment for the flare and height judgment after the flare.

    First the flare:

    I use a definable point on the runway as the flare point,...
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    No one here is denying that you are able to make...

    No one here is denying that you are able to make your own decisions, however you asked for advice/opinions regarding hydroplaning a wheel equipped airplane on the water.

    I pointed out that should...
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    The types of flying you have listed are...

    The types of flying you have listed are considered part of the normal flight exercises in aviation as long as the airplane is certified for the exercise you are doing therefore within the legal...
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    I will elaborate a bit more on why I do not give...

    I will elaborate a bit more on why I do not give advice on how to perform any maneuver or something as unorthodox as hydroplaning a wheel airplane on water.

    I am still hoping to do some more...
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    When I first started to post on this forum I...

    When I first started to post on this forum I expressed my opinion that the risk was far to high a factor to accept to hydroplane a wheel equipped airplane on the water.

    I have not commented much...
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    Lesson two will follow shortly. I will outline...

    Lesson two will follow shortly.

    I will outline how to make better landings by describing where you look during the final stages of the landings to be better able to judge your height above the...
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    MV for sure I have been flying and teaching same...

    MV for sure I have been flying and teaching same for many decades and am well aware that a few posters in these internet groups will see any new comer to the forum as a possible threat to their own...
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    I am sorry I ever got into this discussion, which...

    I am sorry I ever got into this discussion, which proves even us older people are prone to making poor decisions.

    The nice thing about this issue is I got into it by my own choice and having made...
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    Some day you also will get old. Thanks for the...

    Some day you also will get old.

    Thanks for the insult for something we have no control over and I personally will refrain from giving you any advice if you ever ask for any.

    Being old means I...
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