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    They are in Baharian now, long way they've...

    They are in Baharian now, long way they've gone,still some to go. I'd like to fly that last leg back into Goodwood!
  2. I have read of Penguins in Germany pre war , but...

    I have read of Penguins in Germany pre war , but they had short wings so not enough lift to fly. Having full size wings but lacking power seems more dangerous. I dont think I ve ever flown a tailskid...
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    A skull was found on Nikkomuro in 1940 and...

    A skull was found on Nikkomuro in 1940 and originally identified as male. The bones disappeared for years but have been preserved. Now a U of S Florida researcher thinks they may be female and about...
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    I can send it to you next week Hal.

    I can send it to you next week Hal.
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    RAF Ferry Pilot Story

    I have a copy of the story of an ATA pilot, which is written with a lot of detail and a wry sense of humor: example, his first ferry delivery is in an open cockpit Tiger Moth and he writes that he...
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    Information on other sites says both no 3 and no...

    Information on other sites says both no 3 and no 4 engines may have been shut down or at least not producing much power. Cause is not known but fuel was avgas as it was supposed to be.
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    The story of Japanese capture and killing and...

    The story of Japanese capture and killing and disposing of the plane without a trace, means that hundreds of soldiers and sailors, not to mention those in charge back in Japan that would have made...
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    If you want to read one comprehensive book on...

    If you want to read one comprehensive book on Amelia and the search for her, Jeff Ethel's book is the best on that I have found. It says there were natives on Saipan that say they saw her plane on a...
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    Amelia Earhart Search Update

    In the news today is the latest in the search for Amelia and Fred. This is not the nonsense from Tighar, other than perhaps general location, this is by Robert Ballard, ex Navy and an ocenographer...
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    It may be too fine a point, but if the clouds are...

    It may be too fine a point, but if the clouds are scattered then it is vfr, scattered clouds don't constitute a ceiling. No matter how high or low the bases of the clouds are, it they are only...
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    The Spitfire long distance flight never got much...

    The Spitfire long distance flight never got much notice here in the U S, and seems to have pretty much dropped from the news altogether. But they still have their internet site and you can still...
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    I was just discussing the Collings accident with...

    I was just discussing the Collings accident with a man who flies another B-17. He said it should climb out even on three engines and be able to fly back to the airport on three good engines. No real...
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    Idoubt if Walmart makes their own coolant ,...

    Idoubt if Walmart makes their own coolant , probably made for them by Texaco or someone else. May work the same.
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    Back when there was such red tape over whether...

    Back when there was such red tape over whether they were ever going to get approval, I got on the wait list at both places and both filled the order. The wing tip light unit wont work on my plane,...
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    For Sale, Tailbeacon

    The avionics shop at Denver Metro has a Uavonics tailbeacon that they ordered for me and is now extra. You'd buy it from them and it seems to be the cheapest and quickest way to meet the ADS-B...
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    Collings B-17 Mishap

    I have no real information other than a news release, that says their B-17 took off at Hartford ( Bradley) and returned shortly and there was a fire, no real word on the crew other than 5 people...
  17. Sticky: It's been years, but my friend and co pilot Maj....

    It's been years, but my friend and co pilot Maj. Warner Giles built a Starlite, the predecessor to the Pulsar. It is tiny ,but unlike many of the low end planes it is not slow and sort of a powered...
  18. For Sale, Private Pilot Course and Commerical Pilot Course, Test Books

    Both courses free to whoever needs them. These are the older books circa '90 that I used and will be mostly the same as a brand new course, both private and commercial rating. Any student who is...
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    If you have had the pleasure to use Leicas you...

    If you have had the pleasure to use Leicas you know how they feel. They are like Snap On tools, before you use them you wonder why the price is such a premium, but then you pick up the wrenches and...
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    Victor, both are rangefinders, not slrs ,the M2 r...

    Victor, both are rangefinders, not slrs ,the M2 r is new, or like new. I just loved how compact and classic the body is. I never used it, still in the original box. The other one is a M-5 and I used...
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    Leica Cameras and Equiptment

    I have some top tier Leica cameras, an M2 r new condition and an M-5 good working condition as well as other movie cameras. These are all film cameras, not digital, but if you still use film as some...
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    Yes, I think most people use Prestone and mix...

    Yes, I think most people use Prestone and mix around 50-50 with water, which needs to be clean as drinking water but doesn't have to be distilled. Texaco makes a special antifreeze coolant for Saturn...
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    James , that is certainly a new enough plane that...

    James , that is certainly a new enough plane that it could and should have good paint, was it kept hangared?
    I notice that 250 hours in only 3 year is 83 per year, so the good news is that the plane...
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    How old is the plane and how many total hours on...

    How old is the plane and how many total hours on it?
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    I didn't like it when EAA first started this...

    I didn't like it when EAA first started this background check. It sure as heck didn't feel right to have to prove you are not a criminal, when we are using our time and some costs to fly dozens, even...
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