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  1. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    One of the issues with civilian Medevac’s, in my...

    One of the issues with civilian Medevac’s, in my opinion, is when the dispatch and/or flight crew decision making is driven by a “we need to save a life” mindset. Firefighters entering burning...
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    Tom, I saw you approaching your strip around 2:45...

    Tom, I saw you approaching your strip around 2:45 maybe?? Did you see a helicopter pass by you? Need to throw my skis on the Cub this weekend. Where have you found to go with good snow??
  3. Thread: Compass trouble

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    Old habit for old pilot.. Having a reliable...

    Old habit for old pilot.. Having a reliable compass without a chart might be a little iffy too. What’s that joke - bad news is we’re lost, good news is we’re making really good time....
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    If my GPS is failed, jammed, etc., I can probably...

    If my GPS is failed, jammed, etc., I can probably get around by looking out the window with a chart on my lap for the type of flying I do these days. Good news is at 90 mph, I went get too lost too...
  5. Thread: -24 is too cold!

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    I was in Bozeman about 6 or 7 years ago and saw a...

    I was in Bozeman about 6 or 7 years ago and saw a Super Cub with the cowl flaps on the side door cheeks. The pilot was a young guy and didn’t know much about them, airplane was owned by a small...
  6. Thread: Solstice!

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    Days getting longer, or first day of winter.......

    Days getting longer, or first day of winter.... perspective is everything.
  7. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    While I absolutely do not believe that Security...

    While I absolutely do not believe that Security has a serious culture problem, the following article shows that culture problems still exist.
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  8. 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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    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...
  11. 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
  12. 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...
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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.
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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...
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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
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