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  1. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    Some pretty remarkable approaches out there these...

    Some pretty remarkable approaches out there these days.

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  2. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    A lot more I’d like to say, but I think it’s best...

    A lot more I’d like to say, but I think it’s best that I wait for a while. So sorry for all who lost loved ones.
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    I’m just so baffled by this. First, I have very...

    I’m just so baffled by this. First, I have very close ties to Security Aviation. Seward has a GPS approach which is NA at night. According to other news source, another company turned down this...
  4. Thread: 1 Wire

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E_0ug-mngLM ...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E_0ug-mngLM

    Worth watching
  5. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    Sorry in advance if this is a soap box moment......

    Sorry in advance if this is a soap box moment... Since I retired from my career fixed wing job, I have taken a part time (180 hours in 3 months ��) helicopter job in New England. I flew helicopters...
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    https://www.lightspeedaviation.com/wp-content/uplo...

    https://www.lightspeedaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Zulu3-User-Guide-RevA4.pdf

    Reference page 13.
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    I have a J-3 that I installed PA-18 tail surfaces...

    I have a J-3 that I installed PA-18 tail surfaces on I/A/W the Wilbur’s STC. Instructions were to remove old surfaces and install new surfaces. As I expected, elevator authority was improved....
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    Before the days of computer flight plans we used...

    Before the days of computer flight plans we used a globe and a piece of string for initial flight planning. It was really a great way to see and understand direct routing on a sphere.
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    45500 Desser smooth 8:50’s on the McArthur...

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    Desser smooth 8:50’s on the McArthur river this summer. Guys with the 35’s said they couldn’t believe I landed there with those “little tires”. Have to admit I “let the old guy in” and said...
  10. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    Sadly, only today did I find out that Robert J....

    Sadly, only today did I find out that Robert J. Wheeler was “Jon Wheeler”, a hangar neighbor and treasurer of our hangar association. All of the press listed him as from California when in fact he...
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    Very few, if any airplanes weigh what the owner...

    Very few, if any airplanes weigh what the owner thinks. Always been that way, always will be. His plane, his deal.
  12. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    AAI... ah, those were the days.

    AAI... ah, those were the days.
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    My IA was astonished to find electrical conduit...

    My IA was astonished to find electrical conduit used for mine. Replaced with wood for all the reasons listed above.
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    My wife and best friend for 38 years. Way better...

    My wife and best friend for 38 years. Way better than I deserve.

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    Dutch was never my favorite airport. Went in...

    Dutch was never my favorite airport. Went in there in Navajo’s, Conquest’s and a Citation with a gravel kit. The Citation had a restriction that you could not deploy the reversers on gravel runways,...
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    I kinda like this... obviously. Thanks Lou! ...

    I kinda like this... obviously. Thanks Lou!

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    It was still gravel at the time. If I recall, the...

    It was still gravel at the time. If I recall, the OPSPECS was written such that the runway couldn’t be wet with dew prior to landing. Pilots completed their IOE from the jump seat, and only certain...
  18. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpub...

    https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/atc_html/chap3_section_11.html
  19. Thread: 737 Max

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    And there in lies the dilemma. Both hand flying...

    And there in lies the dilemma. Both hand flying skills and automation skills need to be used regularly to remain proficient. When I started flying HUD I didn’t particularly like it. Fast forward...
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    My first car was a 64 Scout bought off the for...

    My first car was a 64 Scout bought off the for sale lot on Elmendorf AFB. Memories?? Far too many to list, including losing a tooth on the steering wheel while 4 wheeling. Scout was followed by two...
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    Ya, my IA tells me if I see something broken, the...

    Ya, my IA tells me if I see something broken, the only hand tool he wants me to use is a cell phone......... :)
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    Just flew from New England to Alaska and back...

    Just flew from New England to Alaska and back with a new iPad Mini with cellular. No external GPS connected and it was extremely accurate for the entire trip.
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    Ok. Wasn’t going to jump in, but here’s my story....

    Ok. Wasn’t going to jump in, but here’s my story. Bought my O-200 Cub in 2001 with a mid time engine overhauled in the mid 80’s. It had an oil separator installed which drained back into the case....
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