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  1. Thread: the "Turn Back"

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    Sorry - I couldn't let this one go. An airplane...

    Sorry - I couldn't let this one go. An airplane will only enter a spin from a skid position. Review the Private Pilot ACS - applicant is required to demonstrate a stall while in a turn. Of course a...
  2. Thread: the "Turn Back"

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    I watched this video in its entirety (even tho...

    I watched this video in its entirety (even tho the streaming connection was poor). It is one of the best reviews of this topic that I have seen. The speaker gives practical guidance on how how every...
  3. Thread: EASA Basic IFR

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    Max gave his perspective from a VFR pilot's...

    Max gave his perspective from a VFR pilot's perspective. I will give mine from an IFR pilot's perspective. I have flown 1000's of hours in IMC and in airplanes with steam gauges (mostly full panel -...
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    I'm sure that putting on an event like AirVenture...

    I'm sure that putting on an event like AirVenture is extremely challenging. People come for all kind of reasons - some like washed up rock n roll, while other prefer country music(?). Some like...
  5. Thread: 1957 Piper Apache

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    1957 Piper Apache

    Thinking about selling my 1957 Piper Apache. I would rather sell it as an operational airplane - not for the parts.
    Any serious interest? If interested, respond with knowledgeable questions. I will...
  6. Thread: Blinp ?

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    A couple of years ago (when the Royals won the...

    A couple of years ago (when the Royals won the World Series), they parked a blimp at the downtown airport where I was based. It didn't cause a lot of air traffic congestion except during launch and...
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    There are a few of us around that remember when...

    There are a few of us around that remember when Mode C was mandated. Prices started out relatively high. But over time, equipage reached saturation and prices fell. A few years ago, one of the...
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    If you have never been to Fun N Sun, I suggest...

    If you have never been to Fun N Sun, I suggest you try it. As noted, it is a smaller venue than Airventure - a lot less of everything - both the good and the bad.

    My perspective is from a pilot...
  9. Thread: EASA Basic IFR

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    EASA Basic IFR

    EASA issue a proposal for Basic IFR this week. I don't understand all of the ins and outs of their system, but it appears to be an IFR "lite" proposal. Their goal is to get more pilots filing and...
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    I made 2 distinct points in my post: 1) I doubt...

    I made 2 distinct points in my post: 1) I doubt the news report was 100% factual. We will wait until there is a final report until we judge the quality of that report. If it turns out the news report...
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    Too early to speculate. No good can from it for...

    Too early to speculate. No good can from it for most of us on this forum even it the report you received is correct (which in my experience preliminary reports are 10% factual at best.
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    Yes - welcome to the club!

    Yes - welcome to the club!
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    I was 2 miles from Ripon on Saturday evening when...

    I was 2 miles from Ripon on Saturday evening when they closed the Fisk arrival. I decided to divert to Fond Du Lac. When I contacted the tower I was told they had just started the Bonanza mass...
  14. Thread: Oshkosh Wishes

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    Agree with both points.

    Agree with both points.
  15. Thread: Arrived KOSH

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    Welcome Floats. I landed KOSH on Saturday...

    Welcome Floats.

    I landed KOSH on Saturday around 2000 local time. I think I was the last arrival before they shutdown that day (due to the incident).

    Let the good times begin.
  16. Thread: Stall in a turn

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    I agree with the first part about pilots lacking...

    I agree with the first part about pilots lacking adequate training. However, I agree with the FAA's position on slip/skid indicator. A slip/skid indicator is a required instrument for IFR flight. ...
  17. Thread: Stall in a turn

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    Stalls in a turn

    I have never flown this airplane and I don't know its stall/spin characteristics. Further, I don't know any specifics about your flight - e.g. cg location, total weight, etc. My first question - what...
  18. Thread: Stall in a turn

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    Believe it or not, I agree in general with what...

    Believe it or not, I agree in general with what you are saying, but the variables you rightly mention are negated by the OP's original assumptions. I also agree in those assumptions can only hold...
  19. Thread: Stall in a turn

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    When is a stabilized coordinated turn, lift is...

    When is a stabilized coordinated turn, lift is the same on both wings. Assuming the horizontal lift component is exactly equal to CF (virtually impossible assumption, but that is the definition of...
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    There are several factors that eliminate me as an...

    There are several factors that eliminate me as an expert - including

    I have never flown that make/model of airplane
    I do not know how the airplane was loaded
    I do not know what atmospheric...
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    I am also in that camp. If the airplane is...

    I am also in that camp. If the airplane is slipping, it can do a spin entry (called an over the top spin entry). But it will not spin until the airplane is in a skid. No skid, no spin. Your eyes and...
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    "A spin will result from a slip or a skid, in...

    "A spin will result from a slip or a skid, in other words any yawed flight." ​Not entirely correct. Prior to entering the skid, the airplane could be yawed or slipping. It also could also be in...
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    I am not sure what I wrote that could be...

    I am not sure what I wrote that could be interpreted that way. I will repeat: no matter if the airplane is yawed or not, if the controls are misapplied, the airplane can skid, stall, and spin. The...
  24. Thread: 21 Days!

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    I am also planning to fly in on Sunday and stay...

    I am also planning to fly in on Sunday and stay in the dorms. I received my NOTAM booklet on Saturday. Checking it twice.
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    Loss of Control - inadvertant spins

    I just read another article about loss of control due to an inadvertant spin. It was like many other good articles that I have read about spins - they are good/accurate as far as they go. One thing I...
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