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    I have not looked at the minutia of those...

    I have not looked at the minutia of those sections, but my understanding is that aircraft on contract to a government agency also qualify as public use aircraft. I believe that the air tanker fleet...
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    The latest news says that the intel folks have...

    The latest news says that the intel folks have satellite data showing the launch of a russian type of missile at the time the airline took off. And the Iranians are reported to be bulldozing the...
  3. Thread: Medical?

    by WLIU
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    If the color vision deficiency is mild, and ATC...

    If the color vision deficiency is mild, and ATC doesn't want him, have him investigate being a pilot. Easy to get a waiver if you can tell the difference between the green and red light gun. The...
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    Kitty Hawk Kites at Kill Devil Hills...

    Kitty Hawk Kites at Kill Devil Hills that has a replica of the Wright glider that you can attempt to fly off the sand dune(s).

    Best of luck,

    Wes
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    Vacationing with pets, and bringing your dog to...

    Vacationing with pets, and bringing your dog to work has been a "thing" for a couple of years or so. More and more hotels/motels accept pets. That said, there is a fee at many locations for...
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    This is moving into troll territory..... Best...

    This is moving into troll territory.....

    Best of luck,

    Wes
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    Well you are conflating the original vagueness of...

    Well you are conflating the original vagueness of the question with my response. If I win megabucks and am able to purchase the unpopulated area of say west Texas, I could apply for, and receive,...
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    More searching on the internet by the last poster...

    More searching on the internet by the last poster will clarify a lot of misunderstandings. You will find that warbirds typically have their own FAA approved operating limitations that specify...
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    What is the real question? If you own an area...

    What is the real question? If you own an area the size of Texas and there is no one around but you, you are welcome to fly around at the speed of heat 10' AGL (14 CFR 91.119). The FAA is concerned...
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    A technician who tears down and rebuilds 100...

    A technician who tears down and rebuilds 100 engines a year or more is just more likely to do a higher quality job that a tech that does one engine a year. The practiced tech is also likely to do...
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    I have to report that saying DO-178 is...

    I have to report that saying DO-178 is non-specific is kind of like saying that FAR Part 23 is non-specific about certifying airframes. DO-178 is up to rev C and requires full documentation of...
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    Once Upon A Time At Oshkosh.... A friend...

    Once Upon A Time At Oshkosh.... A friend introduced me to an elderly gentleman who had been a ferry pilot in europe during WW II. The gentleman had saved the card deck that those pilots were...
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    No one has spoken up so I will offer the...

    No one has spoken up so I will offer the suggestion that airnav.com identifies some flight schools at the airports that you are interested in.

    I am in southern NH. Do not know where you are from...
  14. Thread: Swift Museum

    by WLIU
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    International Swift Association

    The Swift Association is a great membership organization that does its best to support the fleet of airplanes out there.

    The museum owns the type certificate for the airplane and does its best to...
  15. Thread: Zero

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    Zero

    A Mitsubishi Zero stopped at Nashua, NH for a couple of days. The ferry pilot is from the area. Think he stopped to see family on his way to a tour. Pratt & Whitney powered. Cool piece of...
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    You want the overhaul manual for your engine. ...

    You want the overhaul manual for your engine. The short version is that with the crank turned so that both valves of a cylinder are fully closed, you remove the pushrods and pushrod tubes so that...
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    There is a new checklist that the FAA has given...

    There is a new checklist that the FAA has given DARs for the builder to fill out. A builder friend just had to fill it out. The checklist is used to confirm that 51% of the work was done by an...
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    That's really great info! Thanks a lot! There...

    That's really great info! Thanks a lot! There is definitely a Sport Aerobatics article in that data.

    Great stuff.

    Wes
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    Just to throw a monkey wrench into the...

    Just to throw a monkey wrench into the discussion, you should be aware that a FAR 145 Certificated Repair Station can have an A&P designated as an authorized inspector under the authority of the...
  20. Thread: EASA Basic IFR

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    The challenge with flying into the clouds is...

    The challenge with flying into the clouds is currency. Getting some instruction will take the mystery out of flying through the clouds, but to have a skill that will save you when you misjudge the...
  21. Thread: EASA Basic IFR

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    One aspect that is easy to miss is that EASA's...

    One aspect that is easy to miss is that EASA's IFR is closer to US ATP and the newer rating is much closer to the US instrument rating. It does not appear to be less than the US instrument rating....
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    There is one carbon fiber "Falco", that came out...

    There is one carbon fiber "Falco", that came out of Oz, the Furio. I think it is a 180hp airplane.

    All used core engines cost about the same at the aircraft salvage yard. Why mess with 100hp...
  23. The rules for Exp-Ex aircraft have loosened. You...

    The rules for Exp-Ex aircraft have loosened. You still have to send an annual letter to your FSDO but for many aircraft there is no longer a radius your are restricted to for "proficiency" flying. ...
  24. Thread: Can This Be True?

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    I believe that the web site you refer to is the...

    I believe that the web site you refer to is the aeronautical equivalent of "The Onion" website ( https://www.theonion.com/). They also report that Airventure 2019 has been cancelled.

    I think that...
  25. There are Clip-Wing's done under and STC that...

    There are Clip-Wing's done under and STC that retained their original certification.

    That said, my friends who own Experimental Exhibition airplanes report that it is almost like owning an...
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