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  1. I lived in Northern Virginia (at the end of...

    I lived in Northern Virginia (at the end of Lawyer's Road which is feet out side of Reston) because my office was in Sterling. I initially got checked out at HEF because it had a lot of training...
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    For CHT issues, I'd always check the baffling...

    For CHT issues, I'd always check the baffling before anything else. Doesn't take much of a gap in that to really raise the temps.
  3. VKX was a great place in the day. Cheap fuel...

    VKX was a great place in the day. Cheap fuel if you were in the fuel club. Good mechanic on field. Owner was a bit of a crackpot but his heart was in the right place. Was great departing...
  4. I can't vouch for CGS but hangars were available...

    I can't vouch for CGS but hangars were available at VKX last I checked. I was based there on 9/11 (took me five weeks to get my plane evacuated fro there). I ended up at OKV and then later CJR....
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    Mostly OWT. Doing the pushover may get you to...

    Mostly OWT. Doing the pushover may get you to the steady state faster but the steady state is going to be the same whether you level off at the altitude or overshoot and dive.
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    Later the same day... dance in my hangar... ...

    Later the same day... dance in my hangar...
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    Yes, I recognized the paint colors and saw the...

    Yes, I recognized the paint colors and saw the N5... on the fuselage and hustled over there to see the rest of the N number.
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    Look what showed up at my airfield!

    9030
    9031
    9032
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    I have to say after hitting a low point a few...

    I have to say after hitting a low point a few years ago, Sport Aviation has done a tremendous come back. I actually find it interesting and informative now and they do try to spread things out...
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    Have you looked at the induction system for loose...

    Have you looked at the induction system for loose or collapsing parts that may be transiently restricting airflow in these circumstances?
  11. Well controlled diabetes is a fairly easy special...

    Well controlled diabetes is a fairly easy special issuance. I've known a few pilots that went through it. So's monocular vision.
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    Easiest to do on something soft, but it can be...

    Easiest to do on something soft, but it can be done to any metal with different tools/abrasives.
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    Clocks and watches sometimes have it aas well.

    Clocks and watches sometimes have it aas well.
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    It's called engine turning or jewelling. Purely...

    It's called engine turning or jewelling. Purely decorative. The pattern is also described as "Perlée" given that it looks like little pearls or "."guilloché." Essentially, it's made by...
  15. Thread: Any COVID?

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    One of our volunteers (who got his vaccinations...

    One of our volunteers (who got his vaccinations in January) came down with COVID a few days after the show. I had to run out and get tested as I was going from Oshkosh to a family reunion and...
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    The number is the two primary driver's cell...

    The number is the two primary driver's cell phone. I'm a little reticent to give it out at this point. Remind me just before next year's show.
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    It goes right to the plane and can go off-field...

    It goes right to the plane and can go off-field into town. It's a volunteer run operation. They can be reached by phone or you can inquire at places like Vintage Flight Line operations who has...
  18. Dick is a good guy. He was one of the first...

    Dick is a good guy. He was one of the first people at EAA to have an email address. I've talked to him on a number of issues over the year.
  19. I remember someone asking Scotty Crossfield...

    I remember someone asking Scotty Crossfield whether he thought the new adminsitration (I think it was George W. Bush at the time) would increase the funding for those flying old military aircraft.
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    It's not just you. It's been happening...

    It's not just you. It's been happening intermittently all through Airventure.
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    We had one aircraft land on Papa this year. ...

    We had one aircraft land on Papa this year. There's always some clown that calls the tower at the edge of the class D oblivious of the NOTAM.
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    I thought it was just so he could tell bad jokes.

    I thought it was just so he could tell bad jokes.
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    There's Tony's Taxi.

    There's Tony's Taxi.
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    Of course, this year it doesn't help with the...

    Of course, this year it doesn't help with the poorly written and inaccurate information in the NOTAM. The furthest out initial point lists three different locations. The GPS coordinates, the...
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    The show has a generic "carts" program but it...

    The show has a generic "carts" program but it lacks any communications/dispatch feature as near as I can tell. There's also Tony's Taxi and the Homebuilders Welcome Wagon (which seems to have...
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