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  1. Very well said!! Seems like every flight I...

    Very well said!!

    Seems like every flight I would like a different plane for that mission. Heck, going to Seattle I would like a Lear, until time to pay the fuel bills.

    Not many 'bad' planes out...
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    I don't know eastern Oregon folks much, but I...

    I don't know eastern Oregon folks much, but I will advise that whomever you decide to do the Pre-buy is NOT the people that have been doing the maintenance. You want FRESH eyes on anything you are...
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    I remember reading that story about the thief....

    I remember reading that story about the thief. Civic medals should be handed to those guys.

    Thank you to all you Santas out there, those that are public, and those that are not.

    My Christmas...
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    20' container chained to a flatbed trailer? ...

    20' container chained to a flatbed trailer?

    Haul would be my first try, if you have enough head room.

    Might find an old Isuzu box truck cheap there in California, get a friend to register it...
  5. Metal fatigue? Never happens! If it did, it would...

    Metal fatigue? Never happens! If it did, it would give you lots of warning...

    NOT!
  6. I have a Maule, partly because I could not afford...

    I have a Maule, partly because I could not afford a 180 or cub. So much less expensive to maintain it, and has a door large enough to put 55 gallon drums. Helps when carrying Caterpillar parts! My...
  7. What prop are you running? The Cherokee 180 I was...

    What prop are you running? The Cherokee 180 I was around had an 1,100 useful load and cruised around 140, it stayed right with my C-180 with 870 useful load.
  8. Geeze, 35 KTS no big deal? sorry, that is not...

    Geeze, 35 KTS no big deal? sorry, that is not very good advice. Most commercial outfits I know don't even consider flying in that because the risk level, and once down you still need to taxi. I don't...
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    I will be satisfied if I can just not work on my...

    I will be satisfied if I can just not work on my snow plows every week!!

    But if we are dreaming, I could sure use a wing for my grader!:lol:8)
  10. He and Ted Stevens were great gate keepers. Don...

    He and Ted Stevens were great gate keepers. Don Young in the house.

    Do we have anyone left?
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    Seems to me lots of speculation. Lets leave...

    Seems to me lots of speculation.

    Lets leave the pontification out of this until there are some facts to determine the Why.
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    More stuff to obscure pilots' view of traffic?

    More stuff to obscure pilots' view of traffic?
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    Sad for sure. Godspeed, and condolences to...

    Sad for sure.

    Godspeed, and condolences to family, you and other friends.

    Life is not fair, we never know how much time there is left. My brother, a Naval Academy Graduate, had been involved...
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    We as aviators may need to reach into our own...

    We as aviators may need to reach into our own pockets collectively and buy some of these key private airports, or help fund the RAF to buy them. Encroachment and influx of more people will continue,...
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    This is the answer. If it is your home strip,...

    This is the answer.

    If it is your home strip, SAND IT!
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    Very sad. Now I realize why even small events...

    Very sad.

    Now I realize why even small events they have some serious discussions ahead of time to ensure spacing.


    Condolences to those involved and those left behind.
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    Water has close to the same ability to break...

    Water has close to the same ability to break airplanes as trees.

    This video is an absolute perfect training video on what not to do. Not sure a Beaver would have survived that poor handling.
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    I think you are low on the cost estimate for a...

    I think you are low on the cost estimate for a new set.
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    "exactly how many of these parties do I have to...

    "exactly how many of these parties do I have to appear?"
  20. Bob, what do you charge for Stearman check outs?...

    Bob, what do you charge for Stearman check outs? I am contemplating a trip down the coast on the bike next year, (one of the bucket list items), and might want to have a go at a biplane!

    Oh, for...
  21. :anon Hey, I have asked for multiple wind...

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    Hey, I have asked for multiple wind checks at times! Might have been a little over 20kts gusting, and determining if I was going to land on the runway or across...

    I don't think it will...
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    The electrical tape was added to hold a cushion...

    The electrical tape was added to hold a cushion for when the door would get pushed into the strut to prevent damage to the door skin.

    Lots of discussion on previous history of parts. My one...
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    While you have a good argument about float planes...

    While you have a good argument about float planes and corrosion, a plane sitting on the ramp in the gulf coast, (southern states) that sees high humidity and salt air can corrode like no-one's...
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    Contact Ted Waltman, he seems to be the go-to guy...

    Contact Ted Waltman, he seems to be the go-to guy for those planes. He has built more than one.
  25. Congratulations! I really hope this means you...

    Congratulations!

    I really hope this means you can accept an invite to go fishing with me one day.
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