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  1. I've flown in weather similar to that in Army and...

    I've flown in weather similar to that in Army and Guard helicopters. We proceeded very slowly and if it got worse did a pedal turn 180 or simply landed.

    The seen or unseen pressure to fly the...
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    Having many hours at altitude while navigating my...

    Having many hours at altitude while navigating my 727 from here to there with a high altitude chart, I still like the feel and looks of a WAC chart in my lap while flying the RV4. I did install an...
  3. I agree with Mike M 100%. Been there, done that....

    I agree with Mike M 100%. Been there, done that.

    I've been in similar circumstances flying helicopters in the Army and civilian.

    Vietnam Vet
  4. Tom, I'm glad you pointed out EAA's vigorous...

    Tom,
    I'm glad you pointed out EAA's vigorous opposition mounted in 2008. I suppose my mind was on financial matters having been forced out at age 60 a year earlier from my bankrupt airline and being...
  5. It'll be interesting if EAA will provide more...

    It'll be interesting if EAA will provide more pushback on this issue than they did with the ADS-B implementation. AOPA and EAA welcomed this additive with open arms and devoted much time to promote...
  6. The big day has arrived. The fed's want your ID

    If you can stay awake long enough to read through this https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_90-114B.pdf
    you’ll recognize virtually all of this pertains to airlines and...
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    Last time I attended OSH was in 2000, the 25th...

    Last time I attended OSH was in 2000, the 25th anniversary of Van's aircraft. We were crammed cheek to cheek near the main entrance with all the pedestrians bumping and fingering the displayed RV's....
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    From the looks of that impact, I suspect the Icon...

    From the looks of that impact, I suspect the Icon has an excellent restraint system considering both occupants survived that crash.
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    Thanks for pointing out the article by Mr. Kirby....

    Thanks for pointing out the article by Mr. Kirby. I've had the same thoughts at 72 and was lucky enough not to be in the Great Depression. I did see combat in Vietnam but at least Mr. Kirby could see...
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    So just for chuckles, what do you consider old...

    So just for chuckles, what do you consider old and what metric are you using? Some folks are old at 40 and others seem exuberant all the way to when they slide in sideways and proclaim, "Man what a...
  11. Not only did Franz allow the wounded B-17 to...

    Not only did Franz allow the wounded B-17 to continue flying but he actually escorted him across the Atlantic Wall, a heavily defended and fortified flak gun battery. Page 205 of the book "A Higher...
  12. Thread: Oil separator

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    Wes, Thank you for your detailed description...

    Wes,

    Thank you for your detailed description also and I have #3 that you explain.

    Cheers, Hans
  13. Thread: Oil separator

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    Hi Tom, Since originally posting my question I...

    Hi Tom,

    Since originally posting my question I have learned that it's common for the slobber pot to be on the opposite side of what I normally see on Pitts. On the Laser I acquired, the oil return...
  14. Thread: Oil separator

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    Oil separator

    I've acquired a Laser that has the oil separator on the left side of the fire wall. My Pitts has the separator on the right side per Lycoming and Christen installation instruction. Any Laser...
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    Interesting isn't it...after throwing beaucoup...

    Interesting isn't it...after throwing beaucoup money, effort and time installing the much heralded ADS-B equipment in your aerobatic airplane, while engaged in aerobatics, the system doesn't provide...
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    I began flying in earnest back in 1968. I...

    I began flying in earnest back in 1968. I purchased a C-140 in 1969 which I flew all over the West Coast for a year before selling to fullfill my military obligation. After returning from Vietnam I...
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    Considering what some of the respondents here...

    Considering what some of the respondents here have gone through to get and maintain their positions, is asking the potential head of state to go through a similar process too much?

    Cheers, Hans
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    All (Pvt, Com, ATP) Pilots 1993 to 2003: 6%...

    All (Pvt, Com, ATP) Pilots

    1993 to 2003: 6% decline
    2003 to 2013: 14% decline
    1993 to 2013: 19% decline
    Private Pilots
    1993 to 2003: 15% decline
    2003 to 2013: 25% decline
    1993 to 2013: 36%...
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    Flying over any kind of rough terrain at night...

    Flying over any kind of rough terrain at night certainly compromises your alternatives when and if something goes wrong. I felt reasonably safe at FL350 flying over our countryside with at least...
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    Thanks for your response Bill. The location of...

    Thanks for your response Bill. The location of the two peaks I mentioned is just south of I-25 not far from Arapahoe ski area. The notch I'm talking about would have put your flight track enroute...
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    Bill is all over this forum and I'm surprised he...

    Bill is all over this forum and I'm surprised he has not answered my call. I'm 70 years young and remember that climb and fly by as if it happened last week. The Spitfire is indisputably one of the...
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    I had hoped this story would awaken the spirit of...

    I had hoped this story would awaken the spirit of that day and he could retell his side of that flight. Hopefully Mr Greenwood can fill us in on his thoughts and keep a pleasant memory alive.
    ...
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    Inspirational fly by

    Sometimearound 1987 while I was busy building my RV4, I took a day off from bucking rivets to climb Mt. Grays and Torreys Peak, about thirty miles west of Denver. Both peaks could be bagged as we...
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    A detailed and concise report on aircraft...

    A detailed and concise report on aircraft important to that war. Usually helicopters are given backdoor attention but in this conflict they played a major role.

    I flew the Cobra gunship in 71-72...
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    First ADS-B and now user fees... ADS-B will make...

    First ADS-B and now user fees... ADS-B will make it easier for them to collect the fees. The pilot groups bent over to accept the former now get ready for the latter.
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