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    I'm familiar with Pegasus. There's one in the...

    I'm familiar with Pegasus. There's one in the Udvar-Hazy center with the name "Maggie" on it named after the daughter of Orbital's founder David Thompson. I went down on a tour with a bunch of...
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    There was a big fiasco when the NRO was found to...

    There was a big fiasco when the NRO was found to be stockpiling cash in their basement. It was their insurance policy against a launch (or other) catastrophic failure and they had to call up...
  3. Thread: Pilot Dating

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    Yes, Tang predates the space program. Tang came...

    Yes, Tang predates the space program. Tang came out in 1957, but it wasn't popular until they picked up on marketing it as the drink John Glenn took into space. Teflon and Velcro are even decades...
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    I think you nailed it. That's a picture from...

    I think you nailed it. That's a picture from the Curtiss museum. Neat little place to visit.
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    And for those who are digging in the US Code,...

    And for those who are digging in the US Code, Public Aircraft is defined in 40102 and 40105.. It's not enough that it be owned by a government agency, you have to use it for a government function...
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    Actually, they're military aircraft operations. ...

    Actually, they're military aircraft operations. Public aircraft operations covers non-military, but still government-owned aircraft. The Maryland State Police got into some hot water for not...
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    i disagree. He's in controlled airspace, he's...

    i disagree. He's in controlled airspace, he's higher than 1200 feet. I also believe he is actually in the clouds (and certainly loses ground contact) at several points.
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    Aircraft registry actually responds pretty...

    Aircraft registry actually responds pretty quickly to email inquiries. https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftemail/

    Actually, if you have a May 31 expiry, I think the letter should be coming out in...
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    What ever you do make sure: 1. You don't lose...

    What ever you do make sure:
    1. You don't lose the magic cookie they send you by snail mail for the renewal site.
    2. That you've already dealt with any other changes (address, owner's names).
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  10. I had a friend in a non-ADSB out equipped plane...

    I had a friend in a non-ADSB out equipped plane show up at my place for New Years (I'm a mile inside the CLT mode C veil). He actually went through the inane authorization process to get out of...
  11. Thread: Medical?

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    ATCers have to have second class.

    ATCers have to have second class.
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    Well Kim, why don't you follow your own advice? ...

    Well Kim, why don't you follow your own advice? That's a nice non-FAA article you provided. The FAA doesn't allow such lenses to pass the color tests.

    Here is the color vision page from the FAA...
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    I agree, the extra two cylinders mandated a...

    I agree, the extra two cylinders mandated a different exhaust, but it's the exhaust that makes the odd noise in the A model.
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    It's the USAF A model that has the funky exhaust....

    It's the USAF A model that has the funky exhaust. As bill aludes, you here only about half the firings on either side making it sound like it is not running smoothly. The later B/C models (Navy)...
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    First, you should find an AME with a clue. ...

    First, you should find an AME with a clue. There are a number of reasons why a person might fail the standard Ishihara color tests from poorly maintained plates to crappy fluorescent lighting in...
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    NATA is a great organization. If you're flying...

    NATA is a great organization. If you're flying or maintaining one of the aircraft they cover, you need to be a member.
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    A copy of the CBC broadcast here: ...

    A copy of the CBC broadcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2_bLEqmBi0

    A written copy exists here: ...
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    The instructor who did my instrument rating gave...

    The instructor who did my instrument rating gave me a printed copy of this the night before my checkride and told me my only assignment was to read it. All of his students had left him notes in the...
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    Yep. I actually had a Xaon XRX PCAS but it's...

    Yep. I actually had a Xaon XRX PCAS but it's currently sitting on the shelf. It however, doesn't see a simple transponder on it's own. It needs something else to interrogate the transponder...
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    It's adapted out of a Generac portable generator...

    It's adapted out of a Generac portable generator motor. The big problem I think is that Generac has stopped producing the original engine. Generac is reprehensible with their parts availability...
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    You don't have to fly within ADSB-required...

    You don't have to fly within ADSB-required airspace, only airspace that has ADSB service coverage which is a much larger area.
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    In fact, you MUST operate your transponder (if...

    In fact, you MUST operate your transponder (if you have one) in controlled airspace.
    The ADSB-required rules apply to what we used to know as the places you HAD to have a transponder/encoder before....
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    I have friends who stay at Rellumtdats (on the...

    I have friends who stay at Rellumtdats (on the corner of Knapp and the Diagonal road ? Waupan?). Very close in to Vintage and there's a couple of food trucks/trailers that are right there.

    We...
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    COMFORT, too. I'd hate to do the five hour...

    COMFORT, too. I'd hate to do the five hour legs I've done in the Navion in some other aircraft.
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    You'll note that while it has a nose gear, it...

    You'll note that while it has a nose gear, it doesn't have a steerable one. Not really worth the complexity back in its day. It was rather amusing when someone was flying a Curtiss replica into...
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