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    The engine has been shipped back to us from...

    The engine has been shipped back to us from California as of Friday.
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    Prolific Restorations !

    How long does the average warbird rebuilding take? Obviously it varies a lot with the complexity of the airplane, the completeness of the project to start and the amount of manpower, and money one...
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    The substantial expense of such a trip from west...

    The substantial expense of such a trip from west coast and EAA doesn't pay any fee. Many of the race pilots do and have come, in other planes.
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    One thing Capt Haynes and the others did was not...

    One thing Capt Haynes and the others did was not give up. It would seem to be a hopeless situation, especially if they had known that they had no control with yoke or rudder pedals. I'm sure the Capt...
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    Al did all he could do,but it did not affect...

    Al did all he could do,but it did not affect control of the airplane. Analysis showed that turning the yoke or rudder had no connection to the control surfaces, did not move them at all. The only...
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    I'd guess the Spitfire crew is likely making a...

    I'd guess the Spitfire crew is likely making a book and or video of the journey to sell, thus they are keeping to themselves. One of their guys came to speak at Osh and then ducked into the...
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    No, I don't know them. I was hoping they would...

    No, I don't know them. I was hoping they would come into Erie, just north of Denver. Ray Middleton and QG Aviation are about 20 miles from there and I was 8 miles away at a race track. But they...
  8. There are many acro accidents, almost always...

    There are many acro accidents, almost always fatal and they are for the most part not done by novices, rather it is usually some of our experienced pilots that do them close to the ground and make a...
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    Now in Las Vegas, I think those guys are going to...

    Now in Las Vegas, I think those guys are going to be surprised at how hot it can be there, and how dry.
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    The tracker is working again, the headed SW,...

    The tracker is working again, the headed SW, mabye to avoid weather and are in west LA.. now in Huntsville, Texas
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    I phoned the FBO in Monroe and the very nice lady...

    I phoned the FBO in Monroe and the very nice lady on the phone says they were there last night and left this morning and she doesnt know where but thinks the talked about the "west coast". Who knows?
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    Thanks, Mark they must have changed their route....

    Thanks, Mark they must have changed their route. It was supposed to be Penn, Iow, then Neb and Erie Co for a couple of days, then Col Springs and non to Nelis AFB at Las Vegas. Ky is not on that...
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    I spoke to the FBO at Erie and they said they had...

    I spoke to the FBO at Erie and they said they had not heard at all from the Spitfire team. I am going to be near Erie Sat, and would like to meet the guys and see the plane. The live tracker shows...
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    Floats, as I read it they are in the polished...

    Floats, as I read it they are in the polished silver single seat Mk IX, not the two seater. They have a support plane, I think a Piglatus. The schedule says they are going to be in Erie, just north...
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    You miss the point I was trying to make. No one...

    You miss the point I was trying to make. No one in the Y E program should be trying to denigrate either a parent , a child, or a volunteer, with hostile questions. It should not be a conflict, it...
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    Message for Britain

    If there is anyone in England, who might be willing and able to send a message to me, I would appreciate it. There are two men in the news who have departed Goodwood with the intention of flying a...
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    I have never heard of that, is it like a allergy...

    I have never heard of that, is it like a allergy to nuts which can be that serious? It would be so hard to take her anywhere, for instance the Radison where I stayed has ash trays on the front porch...
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    Mark 17, if as you say the little girl did...

    Mark 17, if as you say the little girl did actually pass out while being outdoors at Airventure, what then? Did you seek a doctor or medical help and if so what did they say about her condition and...
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    I may have already written about this, but it is...

    I may have already written about this, but it is a car story about very fast and very rare car and airplane related. I have a friend who is a warbird owner, historian and whose normal job was with a...
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    Pilots and Fast Cars

    Most pilots naturally like high performance vehicles other than planes, like cars , motorcycles., speedboats, etc. I just saw an article on line that reminded me of my experience with that. Roger...
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    Chris, I love humor and love to laugh, but I dont...

    Chris, I love humor and love to laugh, but I dont find making fun of a Mother and her child to be funny or in good taste. In a sea of grey haired old white men there are probably some soft spots if...
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    Trams nor the passengers should not get anywhere...

    Trams nor the passengers should not get anywhere near the taxiways used by airplanes, that's a safety feature.
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    I thought I could go see the engine run and it be...

    I thought I could go see the engine run and it be interesting, but a bit out side me. Not so, its like a fat cop walking by the Krispy kreme store, your mouth waters.
    If you've been fortunate enough...
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    I just came back today from Sacramento and seeing...

    I just came back today from Sacramento and seeing test runs yesterday. It may be only a stock engine, no Strega or Dago Red or Voodoo, but still its pretty impressive, not just noise, but it shakes...
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    R R Merlin Model 76

    R R Merlin Model 76
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