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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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
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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...
  7. 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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    I began flying in earnest back in 1968. I...

    I began flying in earnest back in 1968. I purchased a C-140 in 1969 which I flew all over the West Coast for a year before selling to fullfill my military obligation. After returning from Vietnam I...
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    Considering what some of the respondents here...

    Considering what some of the respondents here have gone through to get and maintain their positions, is asking the potential head of state to go through a similar process too much?

    Cheers, Hans
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    All (Pvt, Com, ATP) Pilots 1993 to 2003: 6%...

    All (Pvt, Com, ATP) Pilots

    1993 to 2003: 6% decline
    2003 to 2013: 14% decline
    1993 to 2013: 19% decline
    Private Pilots
    1993 to 2003: 15% decline
    2003 to 2013: 25% decline
    1993 to 2013: 36%...
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    Flying over any kind of rough terrain at night...

    Flying over any kind of rough terrain at night certainly compromises your alternatives when and if something goes wrong. I felt reasonably safe at FL350 flying over our countryside with at least...
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    Thanks for your response Bill. The location of...

    Thanks for your response Bill. The location of the two peaks I mentioned is just south of I-25 not far from Arapahoe ski area. The notch I'm talking about would have put your flight track enroute...
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    Bill is all over this forum and I'm surprised he...

    Bill is all over this forum and I'm surprised he has not answered my call. I'm 70 years young and remember that climb and fly by as if it happened last week. The Spitfire is indisputably one of the...
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    I had hoped this story would awaken the spirit of...

    I had hoped this story would awaken the spirit of that day and he could retell his side of that flight. Hopefully Mr Greenwood can fill us in on his thoughts and keep a pleasant memory alive.
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    Inspirational fly by

    Sometimearound 1987 while I was busy building my RV4, I took a day off from bucking rivets to climb Mt. Grays and Torreys Peak, about thirty miles west of Denver. Both peaks could be bagged as we...
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    A detailed and concise report on aircraft...

    A detailed and concise report on aircraft important to that war. Usually helicopters are given backdoor attention but in this conflict they played a major role.

    I flew the Cobra gunship in 71-72...
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    First ADS-B and now user fees... ADS-B will make...

    First ADS-B and now user fees... ADS-B will make it easier for them to collect the fees. The pilot groups bent over to accept the former now get ready for the latter.
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    I agree with RV builder, political advocacy is...

    I agree with RV builder, political advocacy is also my primary reason for being in EAA. Indeed, if this isn’t the forum for discussion on a policy that could have such negative impact on GA I don’t...
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    Poll: Nearly fifty years of aviating including military...

    Nearly fifty years of aviating including military and commercial without ADS-B. With thirty percent aviation decrease in general aviation I'm not too worried about the mid-air prevention aspect. I...
  21. Thread: ICON Delivers!

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    It looks like they were equipped for free diving

    It looks like they were equipped for free diving
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    To be succinct, at the non towered airport I'm...

    To be succinct, at the non towered airport I'm based at, the flying tempo has not increased! Most of the non towered GA airfields I stop at show something similar or a decline. We don't have a...
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    I found this analysis interesting and you can...

    I found this analysis interesting and you can draw your own conclusion.

    ICAT REPORT SHETTY.pdf FAA statistics on pilots and planes.pdf

    From my observation of and involvement in GA for nearly...
  24. By all means, let it be profitable. I however...

    By all means, let it be profitable. I however will seek to minimize my purchase of the product by not enlisting in most of the current ATC benefits now offered if it means additional cost at and...
  25. See my post on privatization. And it will not be...

    See my post on privatization. And it will not be a non profit privatization deal if Trump follows normal MO. User fees will follow your ADS-B track like a heat seeking missile. Best of luck.
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