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    No sun, no fun.

    No sun, no fun.
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    I did such a ride probably a decade or so again. ...

    I did such a ride probably a decade or so again. The wierd part is the field went IFR while we were up. I got the last ride of the day.

    That was exactly my point. This is why the airlines...
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    Probably would have if it was free. But that is...

    Probably would have if it was free. But that is exactly the point. The public (even informed people like us) are unable or unwilling to do the proper due diligence to determine what the risk is.
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    A mag-check only tells you the functioning of the...

    A mag-check only tells you the functioning of the ignition at the time you perform it. You don't need to be flying something as esoteric as a B-17 engine. Plugs load up, mag coils break down with...
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    Does your policy say that? The insurance...

    Does your policy say that? The insurance company was largely unconcerned with that sort of info on my forced landing. The FAA was a different story. They wanted copies of my certificates (why...
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    Yeah, 29 cm or .29m. Careless typing on my...

    Yeah, 29 cm or .29m. Careless typing on my part. The answer is the same.
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    I've attached the FAA letter. This is somewhat...

    I've attached the FAA letter. This is somewhat good news. It gives us until June 30. I'm a little pessimistic whether that will be sufficient.
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    The FAA hasn't indicated any intent to relieve...

    The FAA hasn't indicated any intent to relieve any time limits to my knowledge. It is scary. Most of the providers around here have pushed back on routine visits. I'm due for a few non...
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    A quarter-wave vertical (what you have here)...

    A quarter-wave vertical (what you have here) needs a quarterwave counterpoise. A quarterwave at 1030MHz is about 29m (neglecting velocity issues). So a quarter of that plus a little more fudge...
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    Puttin' on my Texan drawl... I'll have to look...

    Puttin' on my Texan drawl... I'll have to look that up in my miniature combination Rooshian phrase book and Bible.
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    NTSB hasn't yet ruled on it (and I can't find...

    NTSB hasn't yet ruled on it (and I can't find anything in the online docket system). I did read through the FAA Recission letter (not really a report). Frankly, I don't disagree with the FAA on...
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    I beleive so, but it's possible someone pushed...

    I beleive so, but it's possible someone pushed the EMERG button on the transponder and didn't notice. You think ATC would have called it to their attention though.
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    A quick calculation would tend to indicate that 8...

    A quick calculation would tend to indicate that 8 cm (just over 3") would be fine.
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    Which would only work if they did it right. The...

    Which would only work if they did it right. The advanced sale of wristbands doesn't do much for speeding up anything. Putting the infrastructure in place and assigning people to verify passes is...
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    Predates the CURRENT forum area (i.e., the old...

    Predates the CURRENT forum area (i.e., the old Sos brother farm).
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    CAF or CAP? Two completely different...

    CAF or CAP? Two completely different organizations.

    I got a lot of respect for the CAP my first time camping in the North 40 when we had a 70MPH windstorm come through at 2AM. As soon as it...
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    I paid during those years as well. It used to...

    I paid during those years as well. It used to be that each volunteer group was apportioned some number of free credentials and it was up to your individual chairmen to figure out how to dole them...
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    It changed in the mid-90's. There used to be a...

    It changed in the mid-90's. There used to be a short fence that was in line with the "Brown Arch" from Warbirds down to about where Vintage (Antique/Classic back then) and then it turned right...
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    I have to admit, that I've not paid an admission...

    I have to admit, that I've not paid an admission or camping fee in over a decade at OSH and many of my covolunteers chip in on dinners and hence we eat cheap. Of course, I put in over a hundred...
  20. I've never seen a GA simulator that was worth a...

    I've never seen a GA simulator that was worth a plug nickel for stick-and-rudder stuff. As Bill points out, it can be handy for learning navigation (pretty much the essentials of the insturment...
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    The EAA has been drawing non-"flying" (I won't...

    The EAA has been drawing non-"flying" (I won't even limit it to non-EAA) visitors for over 20 years. I remember back in the 90's when to get to the "flight line" you needed to be an EAA or other...
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    Not necessary anymore because the EAA sold out...

    Not necessary anymore because the EAA sold out and sells beer all over the grounds now. Never saw a fist fight on the flight line before that change.
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    If you are required to pay something for the...

    If you are required to pay something for the chance to win, it is a lottery and is ABSOLUTELY NOT tax deductible. The IRS guidance is crystal clear on this. Charity raffles/lotteries, no matter...
  24. I usually come and go several times during the...

    I usually come and go several times during the Oshkosh show, whether we're running up to Brennand or some other place for a shower, picking someone up at another field, flying out to Shawano, or...
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    This will be my wife's 28th Oshkosh (if I counted...

    This will be my wife's 28th Oshkosh (if I counted things right). When she started going, she wasn't into airplanes (and really was afraid of flying). She'll never be a morning person. I...
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