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    Up to a point, old pilots have value due to...

    Up to a point, old pilots have value due to experience and like fine wine appreciate.
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    I have not driven all out race cars, but I used...

    I have not driven all out race cars, but I used to own a Corvette, ( lots of power, good 4 speed, adequate steering, but small hard tires, 6.78 x 15 that had very little traction, a set of Michelin...
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    Old things appreciate in vaule

    One reason to own something vintage and rare and expensive, if you need an excuse is that the right ones really appreciate in value.
    I just saw the story of a rare Mercedes 300 SL roadster selling...
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    JBlack, if the hang glider pilots flew inside a...

    JBlack, if the hang glider pilots flew inside a cloud as you allege, how did they control it without any artificial horizon instruments like an attitude indicator. How did they avoid losing control...
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    I am watching a bit of the Farmers Insurance...

    I am watching a bit of the Farmers Insurance tournament and you can see a hang glider flying just off the cliffs at the background at La Jolla, a pretty place.
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    You are supposed to lay down as part of the pre...

    You are supposed to lay down as part of the pre takeoff so that you see how you are hanging with the strap attached to the center of the tubes overhead, its been 25 years since Ive done it cant...
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    Hang Glder Passenger Mayday Video

    There are often times when hang glider instructor takes a passenger on a dual flight and there is a video of that now on the net.
    It doesn't seem to be much challenge, with the BIG CAVEAT that...
  8. About 25 years ago a similar box arrived at my...

    About 25 years ago a similar box arrived at my friend's garage of his mobile home. It didnt look like much, but within 2 hours we had epoxied the two halves of the fuselage together and that part...
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    New Year's Pilot Resolutions

    I saw a survey that says most people give up on their resolutions about the 20 th of the month. What are the flying tactics we need resolve on?
    Flying safely is at least 3 broad items. 1. Basic...
  10. Well, I packed them away since folks were moslty...

    Well, I packed them away since folks were moslty interested in negative comments about the dates. And they weren't perfect sources, after all I did miss one question on my writtend test.
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    I dont have any good info, but there are two...

    I dont have any good info, but there are two airports in Am, the large intenationl one with airlined service and also some gen av. The other one is Tradewinds, with only gen av. I would phone the FBO...
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    Dave, you may see it as anyway you chose. but the...

    Dave, you may see it as anyway you chose. but the title in the first post on the topic said "hang gliders flying in clouds."
    And Ron if you lose a valuable plane like a B-52 not to mention the crew...
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    It would be borderline insanity for a F 111 or...

    It would be borderline insanity for a F 111 or any other to be flying 500k at ground level in traffic. If they are going to do that, it should be in one of the many military restricted areas than can...
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    Dave, as one of the Bonanza pilots who are often...

    Dave, as one of the Bonanza pilots who are often "screwing around" down there at 300 ft AGL when for instance I am taking off or landing, are you as a military crew aware of FAR 91.117 which says no...
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    Mr. Black, I find it a little hard to believe...

    Mr. Black, I find it a little hard to believe that a Cessna Caravan is flying as low as the hang gliders in that video and especially near or in a cloud. I don't know the area of Sylmar, but perhaps...
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    Don't know where that 155lb limit comes from, it...

    Don't know where that 155lb limit comes from, it sure doesn't fit the hang gliders I have flown, which are a set of hollow aluminum tubes with a nylon fabric cover, and since you mostly launch by...
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    In your FArs that you quote, where does it say...

    In your FArs that you quote, where does it say "hang glider". I think and most pilots likely also that an ultralight is something with an engine, which a hang glider does not have. In the video shown...
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    "If a plane were to punch trough the cloud". I...

    "If a plane were to punch trough the cloud". I would guess that a hang glider has the same right of way as a glider, or sailplane thus has right of way over a powered plane.
    If you really are...
  19. Well, it's not like there are any larger or more...

    Well, it's not like there are any larger or more important or real pressing issues than model airplane flying for the FAA to concentrate on, like maybe the Boeing Max.
    Let's all go the meeting with...
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    Dana, the space in the enging compartment is very...

    Dana, the space in the enging compartment is very tight for my Bonanza, changing a battery is a real chore, so 2 would not fit. I did use an Odessy in my other plane, light. small and worked fine,...
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    Finally, after trying my best to be patient while...

    Finally, after trying my best to be patient while my plane sat over at Steamboat at the shop, they phoned just now to say they have started on the annual.
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    Let's say you want to develop a material for nose...

    Let's say you want to develop a material for nose cone that can stand to go from exteme heat to cold and back to heat. You can do it in a lab for perhaps a $million or as part of a space flight which...
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    Dana , if I asked anyone why small ships go into...

    Dana , if I asked anyone why small ships go into the north Atlantic, they have a real answer, there is a fishing industry. One Japanese man just paid $1.8 million dollars for a single large tuna...
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    There is a very funny skit on Sat nite live, of...

    There is a very funny skit on Sat nite live, of Sir Walter Raliegh phoning back to tell his sponsor the Queen of his discovery of tobacco in the new world. "yes, that's right maam, its a plant and...
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    You guys write a lot of complicated technical...

    You guys write a lot of complicated technical stuff. but I tho i haven't read it I am unlikley to be convinced by fiction from 1979. My question is really pretty simple. I know about com satellties...
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