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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....
  3. 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...
  5. 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...
  10. 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...
  13. 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?
  14. 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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    “Hunting” In another article, Cardenas said that...

    “Hunting” In another article, Cardenas said that it stabilized out, but you needed a longer bomb run.

    utility, which I suspect goes with bomb load. The B-2 has the same bomb load as the B-52, and...
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    Flat paint. Yes to both, but more of a dirt...

    Flat paint. Yes to both, but more of a dirt issue. Black doesn't help with that either, but once dirty, the gloss black is easier to clean.

    One of my most memorable...non-life threatening...flight...
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    On the other hand, General (then Major) Cardenas,...

    On the other hand, General (then Major) Cardenas, the Chief test pilot said he enjoyed flying the airplane, but it handled more like a fighter than a bomber....
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    Great topic! I think that the answer might be...

    Great topic! I think that the answer might be more nuanced than it first appears.

    First, I personally believe that a Warbird with actual service history should be painted as it was during service....
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    8661 Well it is a bigger crowd than I got...

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    Well it is a bigger crowd than I got when I landed at OSH on July 30.

    There have been times, however, when a landing of mine seemed more like an "arrival" that I swear more people than...
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    I am not a lawyer, but I note the use of the...

    I am not a lawyer, but I note the use of the term, "indirect cause." The direct cause was the debris flying from the damaged hangar. THAT is what caused damage to your hangar and your plane....
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    My mistake. I made the erroneous assumption that...

    My mistake. I made the erroneous assumption that it was clear I was poking some fun at the notion.

    However, the reference you made was to “vehicles.” Non specific. So gators and golf carts,...
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    Ron, Ron, Ron... Apples to apples. If you are...

    Ron, Ron, Ron... Apples to apples. If you are going to count "vehicles" at OSH, you have to include all of the golf carts and gators on the grounds -- and Randy's tram.
  25. In 1991, I wrote my Master's Thesis in...

    In 1991, I wrote my Master's Thesis in Occupational Training and Development on the use of desktop flight simulators in a flight training program. I was, at that time, using an Apple IIe with FS II...
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