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    Oops.....the One Ton Cub. My bad MTV

    Oops.....the One Ton Cub. My bad

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    One thing that some folks don’t consider is that...

    One thing that some folks don’t consider is that a lot of folks here earn their living with airplanes. For many others, flying is a dream come true. In either case, a relatively minor “event” could...
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    That’s a pretty wide valley to descend into,...

    That’s a pretty wide valley to descend into, compared to many in AK. 50 meters can get you dead in a lot of terrain.

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    As somewhat of an aside.......I REALLY don’t like...

    As somewhat of an aside.......I REALLY don’t like the forward limit cables on skis rigged to the gear bolts. I MUCH prefer they be rigged to lower engine mount bolts. Much better and safer...
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    There has been documented discrepancies between...

    There has been documented discrepancies between AK maps and GPS position. But anyone out there in the weather or the dark (shudder) thinking they can pick their way through terrain by GPS is on a...
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    If you’re flying in that much icing.......you...

    If you’re flying in that much icing.......you shouldn’t be. Keep it out in the breeze.

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    International float pond in summer, hangar in...

    International float pond in summer, hangar in winter.

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    Lifted mine (carefully) by the base of the engine...

    Lifted mine (carefully) by the base of the engine mount. A number of times. Be careful and it works.

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    Pressure? Frankly, I think Pogo nailed it: “We...

    Pressure? Frankly, I think Pogo nailed it: “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

    Sad deal. VFR in a really capable IFR machine.

    RIP.

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  10. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    I find it "interesting" that this system, which...

    I find it "interesting" that this system, which has been in the building for years, is nationwide in scope, and will become mandatory at least in some airspace in a little over a month is still...
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    I’ve used that knot for decades to secure...

    I’ve used that knot for decades to secure airplanes. Sometimes called an “Airman’s Hitch”, it works well. I like to lock the hitch with a half hitch with the free end.

    And, yes, that knot can...
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    The medium to larger size duckbills work fine in...

    The medium to larger size duckbills work fine in sand. Drive them in as far as possible, then toggle them. They’ll hold a lot.

    Or dig a huge trench and bury a log.....

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  13. Oh, you mean the agency that was flying around at...

    Oh, you mean the agency that was flying around at night a while back in aircraft that were never certificated for night flight? :roll:

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    Rule is you can’t qualify for the program unless...

    Rule is you can’t qualify for the program unless you can vest, is: Do minimum required years. If they didn’t do that, govt would be sued by someone who couldn’t get the annuity.

    Question I would...
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    I used them as tiedowns in Fairbanks for ~ twenty...

    I used them as tiedowns in Fairbanks for ~ twenty years IN the float pond, to secure Cubs and Cessnas up to 206 on floats, and on shore on wheels. They were in there for years. After ten years or...
  16. I have no idea what government agency requires...

    I have no idea what government agency requires its low level VFR pilots to take a commercial and instrument checkride every six months. I never heard of that in that type of work. Maybe pilots...
  17. Look here: these are not predator control,...

    Look here: these are not predator control, but... .

    https://www.fws.gov/aviation/faq.htm

    This is the Federal agency that is responsible for predator control: ...
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    These jobs are included in the federal fire...

    These jobs are included in the federal fire fighting retirement program, which dictates the mandatory retirement age. The firefighter (or similar law enforcement) federal retirement program offers a...
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    You have a very nice Aircraft there, Ted, and a...

  20. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    It's been on "regular" mode ever since I started...

    It's been on "regular" mode ever since I started getting error reports, since one possibility was that the anonymous mode was at least partially responsible for the error reports. Made no...
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    You need to come further west, Eric..... MTV

    You need to come further west, Eric.....

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    Having done a LOT of low level surveillance...

    Having done a LOT of low level surveillance flying in Alaska for many years, starting to fly in the lower 48 has been a real eye opener. Low level down here can be spooky!

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  23. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    Bingo! MTV

    Bingo!

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    Frankly, I think they’re replacing too many of...

    Frankly, I think they’re replacing too many of these things. I know of three already they’ve replaced. All while trying to get tailbeacons pushed out, plus they just bought another company, and are...
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    My errors are all NIC errors, and according to...

    My errors are all NIC errors, and according to the FAA, those are bad.

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