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    I tried to delete the above post since it appears...

    I tried to delete the above post since it appears not many people share my enthusiasm. Please disregard the above post.
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    Space X launch right on time today

    Being old enough to remember the Sputnik missions and our competition to the moon under the Kennedy administration, I was glued to the NASA TV channel today and watch the Falcon fly. Our landing on...
  3. That's an interesting history you have and I...

    That's an interesting history you have and I enjoyed reading it. However "40 second Boyd" was known for his E-M theory, energy management, and later the OODA loop. He was a successful Major at...
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    "The background at Willow Run that day was 707's...

    "The background at Willow Run that day was 707's with the tubular noise suppressor taking off and landing. Shucks, I missed the unsuppressed JT3's and water injected JT4s!" By Second Segment.
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    One of the best airshows I ever attended was...

    One of the best airshows I ever attended was Jimmy Franklin flying a Piper Aerostar 600 in Aspen Colorado back in the early 90's. He used the surrounding mountains and terrain to mask and unmask his...
  6. "I'm currently a DoD logistics planner (and was...

    "I'm currently a DoD logistics planner (and was one for most of my 20 year USAF career before that) so I understand a thing or two about the 2nd and 3rd order effects of this type of undertaking"....
  7. "Somewhat back to normal". I live in a State...

    "Somewhat back to normal". I live in a State where maryjane is legal. What are you guys smoking?
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    "Are you not paying attention or understanding...

    "Are you not paying attention or understanding the gravity and magnitude of this world-wide pandemic. If not, time to cull the herd. Better still, let's remove all the warning stickers and let Mother...
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    Per AvWeb and other aviation sources. "Sun ‘n...

    Per AvWeb and other aviation sources.

    "Sun ‘n Fun has been postponed until May 5 to 10, 2020 on concerns over the spread of Covid-19. According to Tampa’s foxnews13, the city of Lakeland made the...
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    Future events affected

    With SNF 1st week of April, AV last week in July, and the Olympics last week in July and first week in August, these large venues may well be affected by the current virus infection. It'll be...
  11. I've flown in weather similar to that in Army and...

    I've flown in weather similar to that in Army and Guard helicopters. We proceeded very slowly and if it got worse did a pedal turn 180 or simply landed.

    The seen or unseen pressure to fly the...
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    Having many hours at altitude while navigating my...

    Having many hours at altitude while navigating my 727 from here to there with a high altitude chart, I still like the feel and looks of a WAC chart in my lap while flying the RV4. I did install an...
  13. I agree with Mike M 100%. Been there, done that....

    I agree with Mike M 100%. Been there, done that.

    I've been in similar circumstances flying helicopters in the Army and civilian.

    Vietnam Vet
  14. Tom, I'm glad you pointed out EAA's vigorous...

    Tom,
    I'm glad you pointed out EAA's vigorous opposition mounted in 2008. I suppose my mind was on financial matters having been forced out at age 60 a year earlier from my bankrupt airline and being...
  15. It'll be interesting if EAA will provide more...

    It'll be interesting if EAA will provide more pushback on this issue than they did with the ADS-B implementation. AOPA and EAA welcomed this additive with open arms and devoted much time to promote...
  16. The big day has arrived. The fed's want your ID

    If you can stay awake long enough to read through this https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_90-114B.pdf
    you’ll recognize virtually all of this pertains to airlines and...
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    Last time I attended OSH was in 2000, the 25th...

    Last time I attended OSH was in 2000, the 25th anniversary of Van's aircraft. We were crammed cheek to cheek near the main entrance with all the pedestrians bumping and fingering the displayed RV's....
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    From the looks of that impact, I suspect the Icon...

    From the looks of that impact, I suspect the Icon has an excellent restraint system considering both occupants survived that crash.
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    Thanks for pointing out the article by Mr. Kirby....

    Thanks for pointing out the article by Mr. Kirby. I've had the same thoughts at 72 and was lucky enough not to be in the Great Depression. I did see combat in Vietnam but at least Mr. Kirby could see...
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    So just for chuckles, what do you consider old...

    So just for chuckles, what do you consider old and what metric are you using? Some folks are old at 40 and others seem exuberant all the way to when they slide in sideways and proclaim, "Man what a...
  21. Not only did Franz allow the wounded B-17 to...

    Not only did Franz allow the wounded B-17 to continue flying but he actually escorted him across the Atlantic Wall, a heavily defended and fortified flak gun battery. Page 205 of the book "A Higher...
  22. Thread: Oil separator

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    Wes, Thank you for your detailed description...

    Wes,

    Thank you for your detailed description also and I have #3 that you explain.

    Cheers, Hans
  23. Thread: Oil separator

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    Hi Tom, Since originally posting my question I...

    Hi Tom,

    Since originally posting my question I have learned that it's common for the slobber pot to be on the opposite side of what I normally see on Pitts. On the Laser I acquired, the oil return...
  24. Thread: Oil separator

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    Oil separator

    I've acquired a Laser that has the oil separator on the left side of the fire wall. My Pitts has the separator on the right side per Lycoming and Christen installation instruction. Any Laser...
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    Interesting isn't it...after throwing beaucoup...

    Interesting isn't it...after throwing beaucoup money, effort and time installing the much heralded ADS-B equipment in your aerobatic airplane, while engaged in aerobatics, the system doesn't provide...
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