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  1. This was middle of the night….2 AM, and I was the...

    This was middle of the night….2 AM, and I was the only person at the Municipal airport, so, turning that plane around was impossible by myself. Once the police showed up, he called for help, someone...
  2. Yes, it can be hazardous…..maybe wear that...

    Yes, it can be hazardous…..maybe wear that batters helmet you’re using in your plane. Having a vehicle parked in front of, or as appropriate, behind a plane can help a lot. Sitting IN that vehicle,...
  3. I’ve said it before, but…..the single best thing...

    I’ve said it before, but…..the single best thing you can do for a plane tied outside in a big wind event is to go out there and tend your airplane!!

    I realize that airplane owners travel and...
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    Selkirk Aviation in Idaho sells soundproofing and...

    Selkirk Aviation in Idaho sells soundproofing and insulating foam rubber for aircraft use. I think they have 1/2 and 1/4 inch thick.

    MTV
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    I've never been able to figure out how they got...

    I've never been able to figure out how they got those sling seats approved on a part 23 airplane.....go figure.

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    Hooooo, Boy……..a couple of lucky guys….. ...

    Hooooo, Boy……..a couple of lucky guys….. https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/nation-world/national/article251877903.html

    Those Guard helicopter pilots earn their keep.

    MTV
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    I may have to come over there to SD and splain...

    I may have to come over there to SD and splain how to talk to them people….:lol: Ya just need the right words….

    That said, I hold my breath every time I get an insurance bill. And this year, I’m...
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    Well, when I hit 71, AVEMCO decreased my rate by...

    Well, when I hit 71, AVEMCO decreased my rate by $50.

    MTV
  9. Thread: Garmin 400w

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    Yes, you're right. I had to go back and...

    Yes, you're right. I had to go back and look....the radio we had in the Cub was a GNC 420, which is a Comm/GPS.

    Sorry about that.

    MTV
  10. Thread: Garmin 400w

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    That may well be the case, value-wise and if all...

    That may well be the case, value-wise and if all you need is the nav portion. But, the 400 is also a very good Comm radio....just saying, not apples to apples.

    MTV
  11. Thread: Garmin 400w

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    It’s a Comm/GPS, no VOR nav function. Yes, I’ve...

    It’s a Comm/GPS, no VOR nav function. Yes, I’ve used one quite a bit. It’s just like a 430 W but no VOR. One I used was in a Top Cub. Great radio.

    MTV
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    In the video, he mentioned that he had “some of...

    In the video, he mentioned that he had “some of the ashes” of his friend.

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    I’ve heard that excuse used a few times, by guys...

    I’ve heard that excuse used a few times, by guys who simply didnt handle conditions. Yes, if you touch down solidly at warp speed, as some are won’t to do, those tires will grab…..a LITTLE. But,...
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    Naw, Gary, pilots spin airplanes. That said, the...

    Naw, Gary, pilots spin airplanes. That said, the worst part of all this is the loss of a grand old airplane, that, regardless of condition, could have found a home and taught many more pilots the...
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    Brakes are very often the precipitation of a nose...

    Brakes are very often the precipitation of a nose over. Brakes are significantly less effective on big diameter tires. Basic physics.

    Everything else equal (which is virtually impossible),...
  16. Thread: Super Cyclone

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    Yes, I agree on the Sportsman cuff, it’s simply...

    Yes, I agree on the Sportsman cuff, it’s simply the best thing you can do to a Cessna wing.

    Interesting project, and VERY ambitious! Good for you!

    MTV
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    Never questioned that for one second. And happy...

    Never questioned that for one second. And happy to get right back in another.

    MTV
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    Gary, Yes, it tumbled. Toe of right float...

    Gary,

    Yes, it tumbled. Toe of right float hit a tussock....big one. The area was the only one around not covered with trees, because it'd recently burned. But, as you know, all that country is...
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    There is a balance between stupid and trusting...

    There is a balance between stupid and trusting your engine. I had an engine failure in a very inhospitable place. I landed a place that was more hospitable, but I guarantee nobody here would land...
  20. Thread: Snow Dog

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    Good looking pup, Gary! MTV

    Good looking pup, Gary!

    MTV
  21. Let’s see….you’re putting the plane under the...

    Let’s see….you’re putting the plane under the FBO’s rental coverage to save money, right? So, if you’re not even paying insurance, why do you feel you are justified in charging a “premium”?

    Just...
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    You must be getting old like me Jerry! I can...

    You must be getting old like me Jerry! I can remember vividly many crossings of Shelikof Straight, wishing I could get a bit higher, like ten thousand feet higher….but I was young then, and perhaps...
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    Dang, DUDE! Has it been that long? Good on you...

    Dang, DUDE! Has it been that long? Good on you and many thanks for hosting this forum….simply the best aviation forum on earth.MTV
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    As suggested earlier, you MAY have to make a turn...

    As suggested earlier, you MAY have to make a turn into the wind, once you get to your chosen landing site. A tailwind on landing off airport can cause a LOT of damage…..to the occupants. How far...
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    First, look right under you. THEN, if nothing...

    First, look right under you. THEN, if nothing there, look VERY close to the plane.

    Do you KNOW what the wind is at altitude? Do you know what the wind is on the surface?

    If you try to...
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