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    It *is* interesting to note that the closer the...

    It *is* interesting to note that the closer the deadline gets, the more aircraft are being deregistered....

    Ron "Coincidence, not causality" Wanttaja
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    When the Indian Air Force fights the Pakistani...

    When the Indian Air Force fights the Pakistani Air Force, they use Sikh-heating missiles... :-)

    Ron Wanttaja
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    IIRC, the aircraft manufacturer establishes the...

    IIRC, the aircraft manufacturer establishes the qualifications of the personnel and inspection procedures to be used on assembly of the airplane...A&Ps aren't necessary. Part 43 isn't applicable...
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    Thanks...I botched the file transfer to my web...

    Thanks...I botched the file transfer to my web page. Should work now:

    http://www.wanttaja.com/dereg_2018.xlsx



    There are search functions on the FAA page, but they're kind of crude. I get...
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    The original sequence of deregistrations probably...

    The original sequence of deregistrations probably primarily affected planes that hadn't existed for years. There was no incentive for an owner (or the owner's relatives) to cancel a registration,...
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    I'm not concerned about it, because what we're...

    I'm not concerned about it, because what we're seeing is the effect of a refinement of the registration process. The change in the FAA system provides a more-accurate record of the number of active...
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    This shows the effect of the deregistration...

    This shows the effect of the deregistration program....


    Year

    EAB

    Net Change

    Deregistrations
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    Note that the list is only of those aircraft...

    Note that the list is only of those aircraft deregistered in 2018. There are 148 Velocities listed in the overall cancellation list. All these aircraft are recorded as having airworthiness...
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    Homebuilts Deregistered in 2018

    About ten years ago, the FAA instituted a mandatory re-registration process for aircraft owners. Every three years, owners have to re-register their aircraft. If they fail to do so, the aircraft's...
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    If that were true, airplanes would never be...

    If that were true, airplanes would never be stolen.....

    Ron "Milk Carton" Wanttaja
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    To me, the term implies a departure from aircraft...

    To me, the term implies a departure from aircraft building standards, and use of building practices that hold together at 1G with no clue as to the actual stresses the part may need to withstand. ...
  12. Well, the first trailer is out: ...

    Well, the first trailer is out:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd8OsSdXEGc

    Some thoughts:

    1. The implementation of the CGI looks pretty realistic
    2. But movie has standard...
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    I think Mel was just saying that the aircraft can...

    I think Mel was just saying that the aircraft can be denied an airworthiness certificate if it didn't meet the education/recreation aspect of (g), OR if he or she feels the aircraft is unsafe. Not...
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    I wasn't given any specifics about it, but I met...

    I wasn't given any specifics about it, but I met an FAA guy at Oshkosh two weeks ago that told me there was a builder at his location who has been repeatedly turned down during his inspection. The...
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    I cadged a ride in the EAA's B-17 a few years...

    I cadged a ride in the EAA's B-17 a few years back. Here's the story I emailed to my friends:

    http://www.wanttaja.com/b-17.pdf

    The little inset diagrams show where I was standing when I took...
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    All have looked perfectly normal to me, on both...

    All have looked perfectly normal to me, on both my Windows machines (Firefox), phone (Android using Firefox), Ipad, and Kindle Fire (both using their native browsers).

    Ron "Does this message make...
  17. Another what-if is who has the burden of proof. ...

    Another what-if is who has the burden of proof.

    Say Freddie Fed sees my Fly Baby parked at Boeing Field, and yells, "Hey, you don't have ADS-B!" If I then say, "My airplane was not originally...
  18. Back when the transponder requirement came out,...

    Back when the transponder requirement came out, the FAA said that an "engine-driven electrical system" consisted of a generator or alternator directly driven by the engine, a regulator that controls...
  19. I'm not that negative about CGI, as long as it's...

    I'm not that negative about CGI, as long as it's well done with people who are knowledgeable about aircraft and how they fly. I thought the "Dogfights" TV series did pretty well.

    The fact is,...
  20. I always like the poster for the 1976 version of...

    I always like the poster for the 1976 version of "Midway"....
    http://www.wanttaja.com/midway_1976.jpg

    One thing that gets me about this...is the "island" on the carrier on the wrong side? ...
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    Oopsie. It's fixed, now. Ron Wanttaja

    Oopsie. It's fixed, now.

    Ron Wanttaja
  22. Yep, that's the major one. It's also showing gun...

    Yep, that's the major one. It's also showing gun flashes come out of the wing roots of the SBD (Dauntless' forward-firing guns were on top of the cowl) and what looks to be a P-51 going down in...
  23. (Nit)Pick the Errors in the New "Midway" Poster

    Here's one of the posters for the new "Midway" movie coming out this fall. It's apparent the art department at the studio doesn't have any airplane buffs in it. I see one major and at least three...
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    Dunno, Joe. AC20-27G defines "Replica" as an...

    Dunno, Joe. AC20-27G defines "Replica" as an "...Aircraft with the same external configuration...of a small aircraft built at least 30 years ago" (Table 5, page 21).

    It says configuration, not...
  25. Thread: Normandy

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    To quote Monty Python, "You're no fun any...

    To quote Monty Python, "You're no fun any more...."

    From the "Wichita Fokkers" of the "Wings" to this year's "Midway" (coming out this fall), I love picking out the efforts of the moviemakers to...
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