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  1. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    I’ll take my GPS in poor weather any day over my...

    I’ll take my GPS in poor weather any day over my paper chart. (Yes, I have both and can use them). I would imagine neither will help when you’re scared and can’t see where you’re going in mountainous...
  2. Thread: Tail winds

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    And that’s because the headwind has a longer...

    And that’s because the headwind has a longer period of time to act on the aircraft, and the tailwind a shorter period of time. Simple explanation from a Naval Aviator a long time ago..
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    Desser Aero Classic 8:50’s. 61601

    Desser Aero Classic 8:50’s.

    61601
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    Yes, agree totally on the belt. All the jets I...

    Yes, agree totally on the belt. All the jets I flew had a crotch strap to hold the belt in place. As far as the video and wires in general, when I retired I spent a year flying power line patrol in a...
  5. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    https://www.iat.gov/docs/wirestrike.asp

    https://www.iat.gov/docs/wirestrike.asp
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    https://www.reinsurancene.ws/tag/aviation/

    https://www.reinsurancene.ws/tag/aviation/
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    Willie, we started going to Russia in 1988, and...

    Willie, we started going to Russia in 1988, and your description of everything being drab is exactly as I describe it to everyone. No color, hazy, depressed. We were all over the USSR, and when on...
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    Flew a Tip Tank Gulfstream 2 into the Antonov...

    Flew a Tip Tank Gulfstream 2 into the Antonov airport in 1990. Was flying for a financial firm that was looking to invest in the company, so we got to tour the factory (that’s about a 3 paragraph...
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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...
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  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.....
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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