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  1. The TVA allows floatplanes on its reservoirs....

    The TVA allows floatplanes on its reservoirs. There are planes based on the lakes, but they are not as numerous as boats.
  2. I’m obliged to put in a plug for Tennessee. You...

    I’m obliged to put in a plug for Tennessee. You mentioned being the old guy who teaches floats: Tennessee boasts a number of TVA reservoirs in the eastern half, and float operations are permitted. ...
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    That’s pretty cool. Disassembling it must be a...

    That’s pretty cool. Disassembling it must be a bit like archeology in the sense that you’re discovering things that nobody has seen in a really long time.

    Built in ‘52 and parked in ‘60. Do you...
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    Neat planes, and astonishingly large when you’re...

    Neat planes, and astonishingly large when you’re standing next to one. They would come into Aniak from time to time, and it was always a nice change to see them.
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    I’m a big fan of the reds from Norton Sound. ...

    I’m a big fan of the reds from Norton Sound. Really tasty.

    http://www.nortonsoundseafood.com/
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    Consider two scenarios. If one makes the “please...

    Consider two scenarios. If one makes the “please advise” call, then God and Everybody is prompted to respond. But if you’re planning to stay in the pattern you don’t need to hear from that guy who...
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    In my book, it's situational, and some cases need...

    In my book, it's situational, and some cases need different calls than others.

    I really like the airport name at the beginning and end when a) it's a goober on the radio, or b) when several...
  8. Is the pig roast still on Wednesday evening?

    Is the pig roast still on Wednesday evening?
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    There’s a jet on a stick at the top of the second...

    There’s a jet on a stick at the top of the second frame. And a hangar, too.
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    Half way between Miami blue and Key West blue...

    Half way between Miami blue and Key West blue would be Islamorada blue. :-P
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    You might get some ideas from...

    You might get some ideas from www.soundproofing.org. Based on their info, it seems like some anti-vibration pads and an enclosure with mass loaded vinyl might help.
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    WillyB/Karen, thanks for a really interesting...

    WillyB/Karen, thanks for a really interesting discussion. You mentioned the search for the optimum pipe length; there must be an optimum pipe diameter, too, in order to create the desired vacuum. ...
  13. It’s fine to put one in if you’d feel like you...

    It’s fine to put one in if you’d feel like you were missing something without one. In your recent flying have you tracked VORs or localizers much, or have you wanted the ability to do it? If yes,...
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    What’s your plane’s stall speed? 1.1Vso is a...

    What’s your plane’s stall speed? 1.1Vso is a good starting point.
  15. Thread: Lycoming's Turn

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    The AD issue date was October 11, 2018. I'm...

    The AD issue date was October 11, 2018. I'm surprised it took so long to show up in our forum.
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    Steve, your post brought back a bunch of good...

    Steve, your post brought back a bunch of good memories of the Red River Redneck flyin.

    I flew in from South Bend, and had literally just landed. I was still sitting in the plane when this tiny...
  17. Thread: Bella Ciao!

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    It sure turned out good looking.

    It sure turned out good looking.
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    Looking forward to seeing your pics!

    Looking forward to seeing your pics!
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    In Southeast I’ve noticed that AS is doing...

    In Southeast I’ve noticed that AS is doing significantly more position reporting on CTAF this year compared to last year. One of the captains told me they are required to make reports per company...
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    ADSB-out is definitely a good thing, but we can’t...

    ADSB-out is definitely a good thing, but we can’t rely solely on screen displays of traffic. The ADSB should include an aural alert to nearby traffic. Pilots should also use position reporting when...
  21. Thread: Aft C of G

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    Cleared for the approach: Taxi Light . . . . . ....

    Cleared for the approach: Taxi Light . . . . . . ON
    Cleared to land: Landing Light . . . ON
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    Conjures up images of pressing license plates for...

    Conjures up images of pressing license plates for the state. 8)
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    Your wife’s a keeper, for sure!

    Your wife’s a keeper, for sure!
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    The right wing tip sure looked close to the water!

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    It’s fun to be sitting at the hold short line...

    It’s fun to be sitting at the hold short line with a plane load of pax and point out your 737 as it leaves STVNS. The turn at MARMN looks quite dramatic from the ground. It’s a great show!
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