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  1. Pearl Harbor Day, Have We Forgotten ?

    No mention of it in this forum. I did see one very good tv special on this morning with some scenes I hadn't seen before.
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    Ron your logic may have worked with cell phones,...

    Ron your logic may have worked with cell phones, but it was really stupid of me to discontinue the Cub hull ins. It cost thousands to repair the damage, and we haven't even gotten to the engine yet....
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    I think it was $700, or maybe that was the whole...

    I think it was $700, or maybe that was the whole premium, I cant recall. I wasn't flying the Cub in the middle of the winter. Just goes to show you that we can all do some dumb things, in this case...
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    Is santa coming your way?

    The latest employment figures are out and are really good, almost giddy. New jobs about 250,000 month and remmember 10 years ago unemployment topped out about 10% ! Now it is 3.5%. Economist consider...
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    Thanks Bruce and all you guys. And no, I didn't...

    Thanks Bruce and all you guys. And no, I didn't have hull insurance. I tried to save premiums, so only liability. A Cub is not high dollar value and as long as the engine ran, I assumed I would fly...
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    Well, you are almost right, except that I have...

    Well, you are almost right, except that I have never owned a colie, I do think they are good dogs. I m old fashioned enough, I had a German Shepard as a kid growing up and later had two more that...
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    Some people who have dogs are just like cigarette...

    Some people who have dogs are just like cigarette addicts about them. They think they have to take the dogs everywhere. I really don't think a dog with their sensitive hearing should be exposed to...
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    The Spitfire is back in England today Dec. 5,...

    The Spitfire is back in England today Dec. 5, after about a 20,000 mile flight.
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    There are two things which are different now on...

    There are two things which are different now on the airlines from before 9-11. First, hijackers years ago were mostly less dangerous, for the most part in the U S they just wanted to go to Cuba, they...
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    TSA and pilots

    From an older issue of SPORT AVIATION, Aug. 2004 p. 18, the EAA hotline, says TSA had/has a program where they can suspend or revoke FAA issued pilot licenses, flight engineers and even mechanics....
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    Prop Strike for Cont Engine

    I 'd like to know if anyone has ever had a "prop strike" for an engine that was not running, just parked and if you disassembled the engine as Cont advises, did you find any internal damage? Thanks...
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    The new movie Ford vs Ferrari

    I just saw the new movie of the actual story, embellished of course, of when the 60s Lee Iacoca of Ford decided they needed a new image to attract younger buyers and racing was the way to do it....
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    Chris Mayer, its been a long time, but I used to...

    Chris Mayer, its been a long time, but I used to know a man, FAA employee from Albuquerque, I think who had flown for Israel in the years after WWII. I recall a story about combat between Mk XVIII...
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    Just looked it up, they are in Jordan very near...

    Just looked it up, they are in Jordan very near the border with Israel. It's not widely known, but Israel has at least one Spitfire, painted all black. And there museum flies it, or at least the did...
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    They are in Baharian now, long way they've...

    They are in Baharian now, long way they've gone,still some to go. I'd like to fly that last leg back into Goodwood!
  16. I have read of Penguins in Germany pre war , but...

    I have read of Penguins in Germany pre war , but they had short wings so not enough lift to fly. Having full size wings but lacking power seems more dangerous. I dont think I ve ever flown a tailskid...
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    A skull was found on Nikkomuro in 1940 and...

    A skull was found on Nikkomuro in 1940 and originally identified as male. The bones disappeared for years but have been preserved. Now a U of S Florida researcher thinks they may be female and about...
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    I can send it to you next week Hal.

    I can send it to you next week Hal.
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    RAF Ferry Pilot Story

    I have a copy of the story of an ATA pilot, which is written with a lot of detail and a wry sense of humor: example, his first ferry delivery is in an open cockpit Tiger Moth and he writes that he...
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    Information on other sites says both no 3 and no...

    Information on other sites says both no 3 and no 4 engines may have been shut down or at least not producing much power. Cause is not known but fuel was avgas as it was supposed to be.
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    The story of Japanese capture and killing and...

    The story of Japanese capture and killing and disposing of the plane without a trace, means that hundreds of soldiers and sailors, not to mention those in charge back in Japan that would have made...
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    If you want to read one comprehensive book on...

    If you want to read one comprehensive book on Amelia and the search for her, Jeff Ethel's book is the best on that I have found. It says there were natives on Saipan that say they saw her plane on a...
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    Amelia Earhart Search Update

    In the news today is the latest in the search for Amelia and Fred. This is not the nonsense from Tighar, other than perhaps general location, this is by Robert Ballard, ex Navy and an ocenographer...
  24. Thread: VMC

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    It may be too fine a point, but if the clouds are...

    It may be too fine a point, but if the clouds are scattered then it is vfr, scattered clouds don't constitute a ceiling. No matter how high or low the bases of the clouds are, it they are only...
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    The Spitfire long distance flight never got much...

    The Spitfire long distance flight never got much notice here in the U S, and seems to have pretty much dropped from the news altogether. But they still have their internet site and you can still...
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