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    "Six turning, four burning.....uh, make that two...

    "Six turning, four burning.....uh, make that two turning, two burning, two smoking, two joking, and two more unaccounted for."
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    Exactly. The B-36 is a personal favorite of...

    Exactly. The B-36 is a personal favorite of mine. I would love to see the EAA restore one to flying condition....maybe we could call it "Magnesium Overcast"?
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    Very cool....thanks!

    Very cool....thanks!
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    Odd question....

    This may sound like a rather strange question but for non-national charities like the EAA, how would one go about trying to find an aircraft to raffle off for fundraising for a non-profit? We are...
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    Which explains why they had a corporate jet a few...

    Which explains why they had a corporate jet a few years back smash into the ground that was rising towards the runway threshold. To quote Maxwell Smart, "Missed it by that much".
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    Frank, you just started the thread I was dreading...

    Frank, you just started the thread I was dreading when I read through the magazine. Any mention of any sort of non-VFR operations tends to have the same effect on many members of this forum as...
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    Condolences to the families and friends of the...

    Condolences to the families and friends of the victims. I hate seeing this avoidable sort of stuff claim lives.
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    If you look back over my posts, you will find...

    If you look back over my posts, you will find that I have plenty of good things to say about the EAA and I have been a contributor to The Experimenter. My issue is mostly with the local chapters...
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    Interesting but mushing into the water and nearly...

    Interesting but mushing into the water and nearly every common crash scenario are pretty different critters so I am not sure you can judge ruggedness by a more or less controlled ditching.

    I am...
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    There is a reason why I am kicking around a stick...

    There is a reason why I am kicking around a stick shaker/pusher and a ballistic parachute plus easy spin/stall recovery for my design.
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    I live basically in Avon. Yeah, it's not there in...

    I live basically in Avon. Yeah, it's not there in any usable fashion. I don't know if it's actually been bulldozed yet, but when I last went out there, it was as good as gone with crumbling material...
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    I would if it had not been turned into a...

    I would if it had not been turned into a subdivision already.
  13. You beat me to it Bill but I was about to ask...

    You beat me to it Bill but I was about to ask Kayla95 if she has ever seen how floppy/flexible the wings on gliders are?
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    Kind of hard to become a "leader" of a group that...

    Kind of hard to become a "leader" of a group that wants nothing to do with outsiders. Add into that I have zero desire to associate with them for both political and just general dislike of their...
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    Actually the procedure they followed was...

    Actually the procedure they followed was developed by NASA during tests evaluating the issue of tailplane icing.



    Right. On that we agree.



    Um....Vickers Viscount, DC-4s, the Convair...
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    Panic and fear are more powerful than almost any...

    Panic and fear are more powerful than almost any other force on the human mind. As someone else pointed out, training is a partial answer but even then you are still going to get folks who will...
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    I think that crew catches a lot more **** than...

    I think that crew catches a lot more **** than they should honestly. They were in the mindset of icing (references to transcripts about "the worst icing they had ever seen" etc) and in an aircraft...
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    I caught grief from BOTH of the local chapters...

    I caught grief from BOTH of the local chapters about the fact that I am actually designing my own aircraft rather than assembling a kit. Apparently the fact that I want something specific and...
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    It definitely sounds like one of the chapters...

    It definitely sounds like one of the chapters here. The other is effectively dead so I do not think there is much else to say about them. I get enough paranoid xenophobic conspiracy...
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    Again it is one of those things that the field...

    Again it is one of those things that the field came to treat as true without any evidence to back it up. CO2 levels will increase postmortem and a short burst of exertion immediately prior to impact...
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    Well, among the folks who actually bother to read...

    Well, among the folks who actually bother to read the forensic literature, yes it has. You still hear folks- including NTSB investigators and even their safety and survivability folks- treat it like...
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    Ron, the so called control surface injuries to...

    Ron, the so called control surface injuries to the hands and feet are poor indicators of who was actively in control at the moment of the crash. A lot of known pilots do not have them (poor...
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    *facepalm* Good grief....

    *facepalm* Good grief....
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    For crash survivability, "deaths per mile" is a...

    For crash survivability, "deaths per mile" is a poor comparison. If we had an accurate number for GA operation hours, it might make sense to use "X crashes per 100,000 hours" or something like that...
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    SB, a major reason for the attitude of "you only...

    SB, a major reason for the attitude of "you only need it for risky flying" is that a lot of GA pilots are by their very nature rather risk tolerant and pretty sure they are personally better than the...
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