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    Yep, it's completely unremarkable for the FO both...

    Yep, it's completely unremarkable for the FO both to have 25,000 hours and more time than the captain. I have flown with FO's with considerably more time than myself, and have flown with captains...
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    There was a guy named Ed Long in ALabam who had...

    There was a guy named Ed Long in ALabam who had 65,000 hours, most of it in a cub flying powerline patrol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Long_%28aviator%29
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    Except, that isn't the only thing they do. The...

    Except, that isn't the only thing they do. The Dreamlifters also fly other outsize cargo that has nothing to do with Boeing's 787's. I'm not sure how much of that they do now that the 787 is...
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    Mike, Point taken about the Cirrus. One large...

    Mike,

    Point taken about the Cirrus. One large difference between the two is that the Cirrus is a fairly capable airplane, which tends to set it apart from the A-5 which is pretty much a toy. (Not...
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    Just buy a C-150 and a Yugo. You'll have a...

    Just buy a C-150 and a Yugo. You'll have a better airplane, a better car, and a Quarter of a million dollars left over in your bank account for Cab Fare, it you feel the need to land and drive due...
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    Yeah, I'd take one of those over a Terrafugia any...

    Yeah, I'd take one of those over a Terrafugia any day. I wonder about the commercial success though. I recall reading an interview with the founder a few years back, much of his vision of success...
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    So, how any more time are we going to have to...

    So, how any more time are we going to have to "prove" that:

    a) Yes it *is* technically possible to make a car that flies.

    b) yes it makes a really poor car

    c) yes it makes a really poor...
  8. OK, I guess my take on this is it a whole lot of...

    OK, I guess my take on this is it a whole lot of worrying about semantic distinctions which are moot anyway. I've always considered it my responsibility to maintain my own wake turbulence...
  9. Who builds floatplane trailers In Southcentral AK?

    I've decided to trailer my plane at Lake hood vs keeping it in the water, and am looking to have a trailer built, I know there are some folks who do that but not sure who. Plane is a 180 on EDO...
  10. Thread: SPA

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    Re: SPA

    well, just because you're not buying it, doesn't mean that there isn't some truth there. A few years back AvWeb had a wide open, essentially unmoderated forum. A few people got in a name calling...
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    I got busted ogling Claudia Schiffer in a...

    I got busted ogling Claudia Schiffer in a departure lounge in Frankfort. Sitting there waiting for my flight and this really attractive woman walks in. I'm looking at her thinking; " wow she'd...
  12. You didn't read the article, did you? It wasn't...

    You didn't read the article, did you? It wasn't an intentional touchdown, it was a screw-up that smacked the water and damaged the helicopter.
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    Except for the publicly owned parks, those lands...

    Except for the publicly owned parks, those lands are privately held. As much as I hate to see places closed to aircraft, I have to say that the folks who own those lands are entitled to decide...
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    Possibly, if you have an existing data plate. ...

    Possibly, if you have an existing data plate. As has been mentioned the days of creating an airplane which has never existed previously are over.
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    Not sure of your meaning, but a quick search of...

    Not sure of your meaning, but a quick search of the NTSB records shows a different beaver crashing on that date in an accident which sounds more or less like the one in the article. Operator is...
  16. Thread: Sad News

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    I think if I found someone painting my plane with...

    I think if I found someone painting my plane with rattle cans, things would get ugly. Maybe I misunderstand what you're trying to describe.
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    Interesting, I wasn't aware of that distinction. ...

    Interesting, I wasn't aware of that distinction. The important thing is that you are an "insured". That means that you are protected by the insurance policy. Being an approved pilot, whether by...
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    Re: BUsch pilot TV

    No, flying into the ground while drunk was what killed Paul Mantz
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    Re: Cleaning 5606

    With some more 5606. Seriouly, I has some that has dried up and gotten gummy on some parts and some fresh 5606 seemed to soften the old gummy stuff better than anything else I tried. The fresh...
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    Well, a couple of observations about Mr Texas...

    Well, a couple of observations about Mr Texas Skyway's input:

    1) He's selling STC's for burning ethanol contaminated gas, so do your really think he's going to come out and publicly admit to any...
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    Sorry, my irreverence detectors are miscalibrated

    Sorry, my irreverence detectors are miscalibrated
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    Yeah, that's why I said "assuming a spherical...

    It is also a minute of longitude at the equator, assuming a spherical earth (which isn't exactly true, but I suspect you know that)[/quote]

    I knew that was approximately correct, but got curious...
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    Thanks for the explanation

    Can you describe what this part means? I'm trying to visualize it and not succeeding.[/quote]

    This is the cable and spring system that is mounted on a plate that is riveted to the inside top of...
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    Can you describe what this part means? I'm...

    Can you describe what this part means? I'm trying to visualize it and not succeeding.
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    It is also a minute of longitude at the equator,...

    It is also a minute of longitude at the equator, assuming a spherical earth (which isn't exactly true, but I suspect you know that)
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