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    Ron, I forgot about that. I knew some people that...

    Ron, I forgot about that. I knew some people that did that. They weren't all in the "hold my beer and watch this" crowd. Some of those seatbelts were somewhat less than mechanically reliable. The...
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    Tom, Thanks for posting the link to the video....

    Tom,

    Thanks for posting the link to the video. I also got my helmet from E-Bay, in very good condition. After limited success in converting it to GA, I got help from the people at Pilot Avionics...
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    I use an SPH-4. Not as high tech or comfortable...

    I use an SPH-4. Not as high tech or comfortable as an HGU-55, but it is more period appropriate for my plane. The retractable visor is nice. Dual visors (gray and clear) is even better. Tinted visor...
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    That reminds me of something I saw at Roberts...

    That reminds me of something I saw at Roberts International Airport, Monrovia, Liberia. The Ministry of health had a booth checking for Yellow Fever vaccinations. This is still big in Africa. No...
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    Rest in peace. We sometimes disagreed on tis...

    Rest in peace. We sometimes disagreed on tis forum, but such is the spice that makes life interesting -- and forces you to re-examine things you held to be true. I will miss him here and regret never...
  6. I have to admit that is excellent. Too bad other...

    I have to admit that is excellent. Too bad other places...like OSH...aren't anywhere near that good. The OSH scenery still has the old control tower and approach light that stick up 50' AGL,...
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    a famous test pilot, was a famous test pilot --...

    a famous test pilot, was a famous test pilot -- and former commandant of the aerospace research pilot school. So, although never an astronaut, he was responsible for training military astronauts....
  8. Side to side motion simulates yawing, and...

    Side to side motion simulates yawing, and particularly uncommanded or uncoordinated yaw, which are each extremely undesirable. No need for a rotating platform for that. Otherwise, in a properly...
  9. I am going to amend and revise my previous post....

    I am going to amend and revise my previous post. For me as a pilot, my original comment stands. But, I have a different comment as a flight instructor, based on out chapter's flight simulator set up....
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    And don't apologize about using steam gauges!...

    And don't apologize about using steam gauges! Like most things, they wear and need servicing from time to time.
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    Beechcraft door popping open on takeoff.:) Barons...

    Beechcraft door popping open on takeoff.:) Barons have the same endearing trait. "Noisy and distracting" is a good way to put it. It is also likely to clean out the cockpit of any loose articles....
  12. Thread: Big bomb

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    For penetration, you call for the GBU-57 Massive...

    For penetration, you call for the GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) 33,000 pounds. B-2 can cary two of them. I got briefing on it at Whiteman AFB when my son was an ordnance tech (ammo) there.
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    I have flown with a previous dog of mine in a...

    I have flown with a previous dog of mine in a Piper Warrior (Rottweiler). She was trained for Search and Rescue and we flew to exercises and actual searches. I buckled the lap belts of the back seat...
  14. Thread: Hal Bryan

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    Since I first met you at OSH a few years ago, I...

    Since I first met you at OSH a few years ago, I used to wonder who was the guy you were using as an avatar in this forum!
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    The B-36 was one of the planes I looked at. It...

    The B-36 was one of the planes I looked at. It backed up my hypothesis. The B-36 design specifications were published by the USAAC (1941) and initial deliveries were to the USAAF (1946).
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    I have been trying to pin this down. I know that...

    I have been trying to pin this down. I know that the specifications (in 1952) for what would become the T-37 specified knots. Piston aircraft like the L-19 continued in mph, as did the Skyraider....
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    VLO for the A320 is 250. Yes, the PIA plane was...

    VLO for the A320 is 250. Yes, the PIA plane was doing in excess of that when gear down was selected. It was still doing in excess of 200 kts when it first touched own. Curiously, when the plane did...
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    In the Pakistan International Airlines crash a...

    In the Pakistan International Airlines crash a few months ago, the crew did lower the landing gear handle, but the plane was flying faster the Vlo and the gear never came down. The warning chime...
  19. Thread: Simventure

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    Great work, Nils!

    Great work, Nils!
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    Of course gear first is a great idea, except when...

    Of course gear first is a great idea, except when it isn’t. Some airplanes with relatively low Vlo pretty much need to drop the first increment of flaps to be able to slow down to lower the gear. I...
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    I had to check that out. Quite a few of the...

    I had to check that out. Quite a few of the "combat" airplanes in the WoA registry actually served in combat. (Airplanes beginning with A, B, C, F, O, and P, and Navy equivalents.) Most of the B's...
  22. Is there any movement to adapting EAA Virtual...

    Is there any movement to adapting EAA Virtual Flight Academy to FS2020, or progress to working with X-Plane?
  23. And all I need is a Cray to run it! :-)

    And all I need is a Cray to run it!
    :-)
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    Bill, good point about flat vs matt. I have...

    Bill, good point about flat vs matt. I have learned that some diligence with 0000 steel wool can get the flat paint smooth and easy to clean. (To the point where I could polish it...but then that...
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    I have never had a claim, so I can't speak from...

    I have never had a claim, so I can't speak from that side of things, but I have used AOPA Insurance for three different airplanes I have owned. I always felt I got good value and excellent service...
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