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    Floats, as I read it they are in the polished...

    Floats, as I read it they are in the polished silver single seat Mk IX, not the two seater. They have a support plane, I think a Piglatus. The schedule says they are going to be in Erie, just north...
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    You miss the point I was trying to make. No one...

    You miss the point I was trying to make. No one in the Y E program should be trying to denigrate either a parent , a child, or a volunteer, with hostile questions. It should not be a conflict, it...
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    Message for Britain

    If there is anyone in England, who might be willing and able to send a message to me, I would appreciate it. There are two men in the news who have departed Goodwood with the intention of flying a...
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    I have never heard of that, is it like a allergy...

    I have never heard of that, is it like a allergy to nuts which can be that serious? It would be so hard to take her anywhere, for instance the Radison where I stayed has ash trays on the front porch...
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    Mark 17, if as you say the little girl did...

    Mark 17, if as you say the little girl did actually pass out while being outdoors at Airventure, what then? Did you seek a doctor or medical help and if so what did they say about her condition and...
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    I may have already written about this, but it is...

    I may have already written about this, but it is a car story about very fast and very rare car and airplane related. I have a friend who is a warbird owner, historian and whose normal job was with a...
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    Pilots and Fast Cars

    Most pilots naturally like high performance vehicles other than planes, like cars , motorcycles., speedboats, etc. I just saw an article on line that reminded me of my experience with that. Roger...
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    Chris, I love humor and love to laugh, but I dont...

    Chris, I love humor and love to laugh, but I dont find making fun of a Mother and her child to be funny or in good taste. In a sea of grey haired old white men there are probably some soft spots if...
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    Trams nor the passengers should not get anywhere...

    Trams nor the passengers should not get anywhere near the taxiways used by airplanes, that's a safety feature.
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    I thought I could go see the engine run and it be...

    I thought I could go see the engine run and it be interesting, but a bit out side me. Not so, its like a fat cop walking by the Krispy kreme store, your mouth waters.
    If you've been fortunate enough...
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    I just came back today from Sacramento and seeing...

    I just came back today from Sacramento and seeing test runs yesterday. It may be only a stock engine, no Strega or Dago Red or Voodoo, but still its pretty impressive, not just noise, but it shakes...
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    R R Merlin Model 76

    R R Merlin Model 76
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    Engine first test run

    I have had my engine at the overhaul shop for some time. I did say when I sent it in that price was the big concern and I wasn't in a hurry for it. Man those were cryptic words, it has been few...
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    No, don't talk like that to kids or parents....

    No, don't talk like that to kids or parents. Doug, the purpose of Y E flights is to expose kids to gen aviation, and also make possibly future pilots of them or at least friends for gen av of the...
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    ATC for Oshosh

    I have been flying into Oshkosh, as well as Fon du Lac and flying some of the shows for years. One good thing, almost without exception has been the controllers. First of all they actually sound like...
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    When my first airline flight was from Hobby Airport in Houston, the old terminal, on a DC3. And about 15 years later when I flew in from Austin to the same airport to join the Air Force, it was on a...
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    I agree with Ron, that i'd prefer to be able to...

    I agree with Ron, that i'd prefer to be able to ride all the way to ultralights as choice without a mandatory stop at the café.
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    Randy, we are talking about the same route, that...

    Randy, we are talking about the same route, that is inside the back fence beyond homebuilts. All I am asking is the red tram, WHICH IS ALREADY DRIVING ON THAT PATH, stop at the open gate when folks...
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    Randy, "the few riders it carries"? Did they make...

    Randy, "the few riders it carries"? Did they make weed legal out there? Or you breathing too many diesel fumes. The red tram serves 3 big parking areas. And I am not talking about over by the red...
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    One problem with the trams is there is really no...

    One problem with the trams is there is really no way to get a change or improvement during the week. The people at the top that make the decisions are sure not riding the tram, they have their close...
  21. We had no trouble. When I got my weather from FSS...

    We had no trouble. When I got my weather from FSS Sun morning, the lady kept asking me if I had the notam and talking about a reservation. I told her I had the entire Notam booklet and didnt need a...
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    No fatalities or even serious injuries is a safe...

    No fatalities or even serious injuries is a safe week for 10.000 planes. Unlikely that any 10,000 cars in a city would better that.
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    There are lots, dozens of volunteers who are...

    There are lots, dozens of volunteers who are willing to answer questions about where the tram goes or even how to get somewhere, Even the drivers would answer. The more obvious one that I never got...
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    Randy, I stood right there at the tram depot and...

    Randy, I stood right there at the tram depot and looked up at the signs that don't give any info at all about where the tram goes, and it seems so basic and so silly. I asked two of the people who...
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    Safe airventure

    As for as I know there were no serious crashes or injuries as Oshkosh, I hope so.
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