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    I dropped my AOPA membership quite a number of...

    I dropped my AOPA membership quite a number of years ago, to a large degree because I got sick of them alleging that they had done this and done that and done the other thing all by themselves, while...
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    Thanks for that video -- it was good.

    Thanks for that video -- it was good.
  3. Apologies, Hal -- guess I'm remembering a year...

    Apologies, Hal -- guess I'm remembering a year too early; looks as if my age is getting in the way.
  4. Perhaps you mean FSX, which came out in late 2005...

    Perhaps you mean FSX, which came out in late 2005 -- it was the last version made, so far.

    As to FS "coming back," it appears that it'll only run on X-Box or Windows 10, and will be a subscription...
  5. I don't have data, but I do have some experience....

    I don't have data, but I do have some experience. The AA1s have a small wing area, and not much flap, and they're not exactly over powered, either. And like all those Grumman American planes, that...
  6. Thread: EASA Basic IFR

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    To start with, it isn't the "classical IFR...

    To start with, it isn't the "classical IFR pilots" who prevent you. Second, I might agree that what you propose would be great IF you can guarantee that those "simple short-term IMC conditions" will...
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    Actually, they both stem from that source, Ron....

    Actually, they both stem from that source, Ron. The Bell System was still using both at least into the 1970s. And not just the plug/jack, but also the electrical characteristics (impedance, etc.)...
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    In case he wasn't joking... Bill, most any...

    In case he wasn't joking... Bill, most any aviation headset will work with almost any AUDIO source* (whether it's an aviation radio or a stereo/HiFi or a boom box) that has a inch plug, or can be...
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    I've not had access to that P-51, but over the...

    I've not had access to that P-51, but over the years I've seen that FS flight models often leave a lot to be desired. For all the beauty in the appearance, the behavior is sometimes defying the laws...
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    Since seeing your post above, I took a look at...

    Since seeing your post above, I took a look at See How it Flies (I'd never heard of it before) and it does have a lot of good information, but in spite of disclaimers in the text, in the first...
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    I don't know much about Youtube tutorials, but I...

    I don't know much about Youtube tutorials, but I can offer thoughts on reading material. A word of caution, though, that simming forums, Youtube videos and other materials from those who are not real...
  12. Thread: EASA Basic IFR

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    You can get that kind of training without getting...

    You can get that kind of training without getting another rating/certificate. Just get a CFII to work with you, explaining what you're after, and spend some time (and money) getting the training you...
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    Don't paint with such a broad brush. Certainly...

    Don't paint with such a broad brush. Certainly there are those with that attitude, but there are others who do it as much for the enjoyment of helping someone into aviation as for the money, and in...
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    There was a sequel??? :rollseyes:

    There was a sequel??? :rollseyes:
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    A beautiful shot -- thanks Ron.

    A beautiful shot -- thanks Ron.
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    What's the second one?

    What's the second one?
  17. Thread: Ferry Permits

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    I don't have the "official rule," but taxiing is...

    I don't have the "official rule," but taxiing is not flying. I'm under the impression that a ferry permit is for flying it somewhere, and that you can taxi without needing that. After searching, the...
  18. That Mooney may not meet your operating cost...

    That Mooney may not meet your operating cost goals. Those costs are likely to be as much as, or more than the costs if you bought new. Since it's "been parked for a few years but is currently going...
  19. Thread: EASA Basic IFR

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    That's what we have now. "IFR Lite" sounds as if...

    That's what we have now. "IFR Lite" sounds as if they're contemplating reduced capabilities. Given how often weather isn't as predicted, and people encounter unexpected conditions, it doesn't sound...
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    It took me about 9.5 hours (tach time in a Chief)...

    It took me about 9.5 hours (tach time in a Chief) to solo, never seeing pavement or an electrical system. I've had students solo in under 10 hours, but I've also had one that took over 30 hours. So...
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    We often do that. Last night we ate at Olive...

    We often do that. Last night we ate at Olive Garden (Stuffed Chicken Marsala) and brought half home, which we'll eat tonight. We probably shouldn't have gone out yet, though, since we've still got...
  22. That big airplane must be "making hay..."

    That big airplane must be "making hay..."
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    I did call and get the passwd changed, but it...

    I did call and get the passwd changed, but it appears that the new web site has increased dependency on third party sites, since there are a whole lot of sites on which I must allow Javascript, and a...
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    The password issue hasn't been fixed, it seems to...

    The password issue hasn't been fixed, it seems to me. I can get to the main page (though it's slow) but each click on reset password says it works but I've never received the email. I tried several...
  25. Thread: Mac users

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    To use what? For the Microsoft sim that's...

    To use what? For the Microsoft sim that's probably what you need to do, but X-Plane is available for the Mac and Linux, as well as for Windows. Check out their website.
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