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    Yep...... I suggested they work through their...

    Yep...... I suggested they work through their lunch hour.....
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    Spoke with Sensenich yesterday to get it straight...

    Spoke with Sensenich yesterday to get it straight from them. They assure me a certified ground adjustable for the small Continentals is in the works and hopefully it will happen next year. Won’t hold...
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    Bought a 1948 ragwing 170 when I was 19 years old...

    Bought a 1948 ragwing 170 when I was 19 years old for $4500 which was more money than I’d ever seen before. Helped a friend build a lodge for a few gifts he bought me.. Last flight with the Goodyear...
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    Yep, and I’m sure with all the info you’re...

    Yep, and I’m sure with all the info you’re collecting you will find an airplane that works for you. No doubt you’ll get many years of enjoyment and hopefully few surprises.
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    If you’re going to try to justify the cost of...

    If you’re going to try to justify the cost of aircraft ownership you will certainly never buy one, or shouldn’t. Some would say the prices discussed here are a bargain compared to the $300,000 plus...
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    I’ll wait for all the facts, but I’m trying to...

    I’ll wait for all the facts, but I’m trying to understand the mindset of a pilot to fly over a large concert with several thousand people multiple times and drop promotional objects.
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    Here’s a good one if you think weird things can’t...

    Here’s a good one if you think weird things can’t happen. Gulfstream 450 standard configuration has 2 engine fire bottles, one of which is available to the APU. There was also a mod that installed a...
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    I took early retirement a couple of years ago...

    I took early retirement a couple of years ago (too many years in management) and don’t have access to the manual anymore. I’ll take a look later to see if I have any of the files on my computer and...
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    I wrote a section in our company manual on...

    I wrote a section in our company manual on picking an aircraft up from maintenance, and a separate section on conducting maintenance functional test flights. While I wouldn’t expect an individual...
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    My Avemco policy names me, and then any pilot...

    My Avemco policy names me, and then any pilot with any certificate as long as he or she has a current and effective medical, current flight review and 10 hours in tailwheel aircraft. To me that means...
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    Pilots, civilian or military, are just people...

    Pilots, civilian or military, are just people with all the same deficiencies and strengths. I had numerous military pilots (all branches) fly for me through the years and they were no less (or more)...
  12. Thread: My New Plane

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    Yep, as a young cocky helicopter pilot I bought a...

    Yep, as a young cocky helicopter pilot I bought a pre-assembled Cricket RC helo. Guy tried to sell me multiple sets of rotor blades, “Ha!” I said...... “I’m a REAL helicopter pilot.” Long story...
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    I don’t disagree with this statement, but I do...

    I don’t disagree with this statement, but I do disagree with handing an arsonist another match.
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    You’re correct, but kind of splitting hairs...

    You’re correct, but kind of splitting hairs aren’t you? N number displays on receiver or any 3rd Party app, and put into any search engine yields owner information. Can’t do that with auto license...
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    When I was about 12, I worked for an aerial...

    When I was about 12, I worked for an aerial applicator and he told me to clean out the storage shed behind the hangar. There was a small very thick plastic barrel in one corner, so as a kid who had...
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    This is starting to feel a lot like the “legacy...

    This is starting to feel a lot like the “legacy gear” thread.
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    I have no insight or opinion on this accident....

    I have no insight or opinion on this accident. I’m just pointing out first that closely spaced parallel runway operations are, in my opinion, highly questionable. Everyone has to be on their toes....
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    From the perspective of flying my Cub, I agree...

    From the perspective of flying my Cub, I agree completely. But when I was working, trying to fly a pattern at the recommended flap maneuvering speed of 160 knots in a pattern with several light...
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    Exactly. We used to fly into KBFI a lot, and...

    Exactly. We used to fly into KBFI a lot, and flying a jet (or anything, but a jet in landing configuration at VREF is slower to respond) on a stabilized approach to 14R while watching a student pilot...
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    I hated flying into Centennial when they were...

    I hated flying into Centennial when they were using parallel operations. Same with Boeing Field.
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    Yep, Steve is awesome, and so was Atlee. When I...

    Yep, Steve is awesome, and so was Atlee. When I first bought my Cub it had a bunch of their STC’s but they were all done with bootleg copies of the paperwork. I called Atlee (himself) and explained...
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    Thanks very much Johnny. Working a few leads but...

    Thanks very much Johnny. Working a few leads but if they don’t pan out I’ll let you know.
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    The one big thing I learned about electricity is...

    The one big thing I learned about electricity is that it moves faster than I do...... learned that many times, the hard way....
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    So, momentary rant. Just had chimney work done,...

    So, momentary rant. Just had chimney work done, $600 charge for staging, advanced roof access. Guys show up and use a folding ladder.,.... When I pushed back, it started with “well, that’s just a...
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    Kenai/Soldotna Area Rental

    Looking for a rental house in the Kenai/Soldotna area for at least a year (in-laws are aging and need some help). Even something through the winter for a start would work. Plan on arriving around...
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