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  1. After letting the Cessna Longitude fly from...

    After letting the Cessna Longitude fly from Wrightstown, New York to Bellevue, Illinois, I was ready to remember my ethical concerns with including the Navy band annual flight to Brazil in a...
  2. I could not be defeated by not being able to get...

    I could not be defeated by not being able to get any configuration of the 747-8i off a runway at Kennedy, headed ultimately East with full fuel from the default runway choice and ending up out of...
  3. Yesterday I gave the beautiful Bonanza with a...

    Yesterday I gave the beautiful Bonanza with a flat panel a chance to improve on it's reversal of a flight from Lakeway to the old Camp Gary in San Marcos to make up for the inability of AOPA and EAA...
  4. I have now had more than one instance where the...

    I have now had more than one instance where the aircraft landed OK and only taxied part way to the terminal or parking and then stopped and did not shut down. During my solos from the training base...
  5. The Longitude did not get onto the runway and on...

    The Longitude did not get onto the runway and on go around turned in toward the cliff instead of out to sea where this runway is parallel to the coast line instead of perpendicular like at Howard...
  6. The Citation "Longitude" now looks better even...

    The Citation "Longitude" now looks better even after just 30 minutes in flight. It got off the ground with full fuel! It had good clearance on the ridge. Now even on Lo-IFR it's fuel consumption at...
  7. 2:25:38 TOT against a need for 5:44. Fuel...

    2:25:38 TOT against a need for 5:44. Fuel balanced is 13% left and 13 % right with both low fuel lights on now. Heavy rain slowed me to 108KTAS engine just quit as Left tank go to 7% but restarted...
  8. Balboa to Goloson in a Diamond 40 NG and now...

    Balboa to Goloson in a Diamond 40 NG and now 01:10:40 at 12:58 AM CDT gives a need for 5:44 time enroute on VOR's against a 6 hour endurance. After takeoff rolling around to the starboard (right)...
  9. Moving Beyond the pilot's Operating Manual

    Yesterday, I spent a while letting an experience in the TBM from Austin to Omaha instruct a flight from Austin Bergstrom to Miami International passing through tropical storm Beta. Remember that old...
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    I personally think it relates to the other speed...

    I personally think it relates to the other speed meter you see in the F-86, the Mach meter. First of all it is dimensionless like Buckingham's pi. You may have seen in my previous post about the B-36...
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    8699My acquaintance with Glendale is a bit after...

    8699My acquaintance with Glendale is a bit after the early days and more with ZDS Motors, the Ducati distributor and main bearings on a Mark IIID. As I was making stuff I left out the dirigible...
  12. "Take the long way home" In the early 1970's I...

    "Take the long way home" In the early 1970's I was with the program manager of the HIPAAS future Navy high performance attack aircraft system needing to get from Washington, DC to Naval Air...
  13. Today was a good day to go to New York and look...

    Today was a good day to go to New York and look at the way rain and fog is portrayed. After a few skips of a flight to Toronto in a Diamond and a flight from LaGuardia to Bradley where only one...
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    Your comments about airspeed limits in mph caused...

    Your comments about airspeed limits in mph caused me to get out my T.O.1B-36D(II)-I Convair B-36 Peacemaker Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions. On page 284 is Figure 5-1 (Sheet 1) In the .Flight...
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    I asked a dumb question at the 2009 "Tailhook" as...

    I asked a dumb question at the 2009 "Tailhook" as I moved from the backseat to the front. Are these airspeed numbers in Calibrated Airspeed or Equivalent Airspeed knowing that the F-4 being a...
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    Flying various aircraft models in FS2020 using...

    Flying various aircraft models in FS2020 using the AI brings one to the landing phase where a voice calls out "landing gear!" Taking off it had no problem raising the gear or the flaps. I myself take...
  17. I've made one good parking ramp to parking ramp...

    I've made one good parking ramp to parking ramp flight from Sedona to LAX in a Cessna CJ-4 using the the Black Knight AI. I saved it in XBox Stored Games. All VFR flight with real weather and found...
  18. Thread: Simventure

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    I have been examining placing my aircraft at...

    I have been examining placing my aircraft at various parking spots in FS2020 based on a look I had at Oshkosh in FSX earlier. Parking space 94 for small GA at Sedona sent me into the fence trying to...
  19. I found some tips on how to bind the controls on...

    I found some tips on how to bind the controls on the Logitech 2.4 Freedom stick and now I at least have a throttle and pitch, roll and yaw. The picture in the actual flights is still of a ?. The AI...
  20. I have a five year old Alienware mobile 17 inch...

    I have a five year old Alienware mobile 17 inch with 32Gb of memory and an i7-6700HQ cpu @ 2.6Ghz my accelerator is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M. I see no need for anything more exotic. What I do need is...
  21. Thread: Tube Bender

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    Start with not doing this. Do not heat the...

    Start with not doing this. Do not heat the tubing, ever. Next notice that way back some applications did braze malleable iron fixtures at junctions and the Hurricane used bolted stainless steel joint...
  22. I downloaded the new MS Flight Simulator three...

    I downloaded the new MS Flight Simulator three days ago. The program itself went quite quickly but the "Content" took from 1:30PM until 12:05 PM to store. No glitches or breaks just slowly watching...
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    My source memory was not spot on this 1946/07/08...

    My source memory was not spot on this 1946/07/08 - First Pictures Atomic Blast! (1) "The dramatic film history of the atom bomb test at Bikini! Pictures of the actual bomb drop! Blasted ships and the...
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    In order to get out the post draft law and the...

    In order to get out the post draft law and the All-volunteer-Force that chanted "Warrior mode" and/or "boots-on-the ground" mode I need to first set the environment up. I am not someone who would...
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    The upper case JPG signifies the file is 8 bit. ...

    The upper case JPG signifies the file is 8 bit. This is unusual as when I had an 8 bit computer in 1994 the only image files were .BMP and .TIF. I am currently having some problems with .jpgs not...
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