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    Wings of Freedom Tour

    For those interested, and in the Pacific Northwest, The Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour will be landing at KPWT Bremerton WA on Monday 6/17/16 around 1:00. Included will be a B-17, B-24,...
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    Well, Mikiko, there ain't any simulator that will...

    Well, Mikiko, there ain't any simulator that will compare to the feeling you will get actually flying the airplane. So look up a local flight school, schedule a "Discovery Flight" and go have some...
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    Along that line, I'll share some wisdom I...

    Along that line, I'll share some wisdom I received some years ago from an Australian Army Sergeant. "If there's something you want to do, you'd best be about it now, as it won't be any easier the...
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    All good info. What I meant to say was, 2-stroke...

    All good info. What I meant to say was, 2-stroke motorcycle engines were (are) virtually bomb-proof. Very reliable, and easy to service and maintain. The drawback: super polluters!
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    Thanks, Norm. I have considerable experience with...

    Thanks, Norm. I have considerable experience with (older) 2-stroke motorcycle engines (Suzuki and Kawasaki), and was perplexed by anecdotes of seizures and in-flight failures of those designed for...
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    I have also kicked around the idea of going...

    I have also kicked around the idea of going "ultralight". But I have heard conflicting reports regarding the reliability of 2-stroke aircraft engines. I would like to get your opinion also,...
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    Thanks, Bill. But you might be thinking about...

    Thanks, Bill. But you might be thinking about RFTS, also here at KTIW. Yes, they have a Skycatcher and several 172s. I approached them for membership, and was told the club was closed to new members...
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    Well, I tried those sites and to date have...

    Well, I tried those sites and to date have received Zero responses. I have a local address listed on the FAA registration for the Club's plane, but no names or contact numbers. I have to assume, at...
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    Thanks, Ron! I'll give those a try. BTW, I caught...

    Thanks, Ron! I'll give those a try. BTW, I caught your presentation regarding FlyBaby at one of our meetings a few months ago. Maybe someday, if can ever get that elusive Sport Pilot certificate, I...
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    Asking for Contact Help

    Can anyone here help me get in contact with the Gig Harbor Light Sport Flying Club? Their website is out of date, listing contact info for Phil Blum, former president and CFI. Unfortunately, Phil...
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    Mark17 is absolutely correct. The power of modern...

    Mark17 is absolutely correct. The power of modern computing is the culprit. I, too, have had this unfortunate experience thrice in the last year. Fortunately, the credit card issuers are well aware...
  12. The results of the Sport, Rec, and Private...

    The results of the Sport, Rec, and Private Knowledge test are valid for 2 years. Make sure not to lose the test results sheet the testing evaluator will give you.
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    Joe is the director and the best source of...

    Joe is the director and the best source of information. For the $10K, you get excellent lodging and meals, access to ground transportation, 3 well maintained Skycatchers, a private Museum tour, rides...
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    This is a very effective technique for landing an...

    This is a very effective technique for landing an LSA. Most, due to light weight, have a very good glide ratio. On short final, slip if too high, add power if too low.
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    Thanks, Hal. I deeply appreciate your assistance....

    Thanks, Hal. I deeply appreciate your assistance.
    Dan
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    Hey, Ron - I caught part of your talk on Fly Baby...

    Hey, Ron - I caught part of your talk on Fly Baby at the EAA Chapter 406 party last Wednesday. Had to cut out a bit early to get the doggy out of hock. That's a really interesting plane. I met a guy...
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    Mr. Ford is an avid aviator and a big supporter...

    Mr. Ford is an avid aviator and a big supporter of EAA. Just trying to help a fellow member. If he's not interested, so be it. PTAM rarely sells any of it's planes, but the ones that have come on the...
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    Ryan PT-22 For Sale

    Background: While visiting the Weeks-Marks hangar and restoration facility at Wittman Field last May, we saw a beautiful Ryan PT-22 in one of the hangars. We were told, ostensibly, that since...
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    Now you flyers that live in "other places" can...

    Now you flyers that live in "other places" can see what a fun time there is to be had flying in lovely western Washington. That is our trademark Mountain in the background - Rainier.
    Also looks...
  20. Thanks Jedi, but forgive me for not contacting...

    Thanks Jedi, but forgive me for not contacting you. The plane was sold shortly after I posted this. It must have been a good one.
  21. Seeking a Taylorcraft CFI in Puget Sound area

    I am a student Sport Pilot (frustrated) and I have the opportunity to buy a 1946 Taylorcraft BC12D. I don't have any rating, and have no experience with this aircraft, but I have experience in a...
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    Yeah, I got the same response.
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    Having been on the receiving end of said "vacate...

    Having been on the receiving end of said "vacate notice", I can say I agree with Cub Builder. My case was a customized Harley Davidson chopper, and the gracious garage owner put up with me longer...
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    Me too, I guess. I hate to see "gonna", "wanna",...

    Me too, I guess. I hate to see "gonna", "wanna", and "prolly" in print.
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    Rotax claims the 912 is good up to E10, but I...

    Rotax claims the 912 is good up to E10, but I have had problems with E10 in 2 motorcycles, so I would avoid it. Here in Gig Harbor, we can get E-free gas at a marina or use 100LL from the airport....
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