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    My alias comes from the fact that the first site...

    My alias comes from the fact that the first site I used the name on specifically disinclined using real email addresses or names (spam issues).
    It wasn't aviation, so flyingron was a pretty...
  2. The thing that is marked COMM and OMNI is an...

    The thing that is marked COMM and OMNI is an ancient NAV COMM with a built-in indicator. COMM for communications receiver and OMNI was another name for VOR (remember VOR stands for VHF...
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    Flightline area in Vintage primarily. No, he...

    Flightline area in Vintage primarily. No, he didn't say what it was, but I was given to believe it was something sprayed either during or after the field is "hayed" before the show. He did...
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    The other reaction at Airventure is that the...

    The other reaction at Airventure is that the grounds are treated with some chemical that many (such as me) are sensitive to and it is photoactivated. I showed up at the medical center many years...
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    I'm sorry JBlack, but your knowledge of English...

    I'm sorry JBlack, but your knowledge of English punctuation usage is incomplete. There are a few times when quotation marks are used other than literal quotations. One is when describing words...
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    It's Alaska guide. My mistake.

    It's Alaska guide. My mistake.
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    Yep, not only left the red board, but AOPA...

    Yep, not only left the red board, but AOPA entirely. The closing of the board (and the disaster of the Hangar) were just the last straw in demonstrating that they are so out of touch with the...
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    The EAA plays the no donation required gambit for...

    The EAA plays the no donation required gambit for two reasons: one it avoids them running afoul of rules in states where a raffle (even to benefit a non-profit, i.e., void where prohibited by law)....
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    Just about everyone in our crowd uses the Cabelas...

    Just about everyone in our crowd uses the Cabelas Arctic Guide domes. They will stand up to an Oshkosh thunderstorm.
    I bring an Aeropress and a JetBoil.
  10. If you want to know the ownership, there are...

    If you want to know the ownership, there are companies that will perform that for a fee. You start with what the name on the FAA records says. It will either be a US individual (LPR or citizen)...
  11. Traditionally, they sell you a set and will buy...

    Traditionally, they sell you a set and will buy them back at the end minus a nuisance fee (like $5).

    But the answer is it is poor planning to not have your own. The NOTAM and the guidance of the...
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    My favorite was reading the warnings on a propane...

    My favorite was reading the warnings on a propane flame thrower thing that I bought for my wife to weed with. One of the "important safety tips" was "Do not apply the flame to the propane tank to...
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    There was a story of someone finding a wrench...

    There was a story of someone finding a wrench buried inside the fuselage of a Navion decades later. It was amusing because the A&P who found it was working with the guy who lost it (I was wondering...
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    No, he just proudly displays his poor piloting...

    No, he just proudly displays his poor piloting technique on youtube. Everything from stuff which is just stupid to showing a near complete loss of control on approach and flying a route contrary to...
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    He should go watch the Jerry Wagner videos if he...

    He should go watch the Jerry Wagner videos if he really wants to have fun.
  16. You don't ride much, do you? If you do, think...

    You don't ride much, do you? If you do, think about how you get on the horse again.
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    It ought to work as good if not better than the...

    It ought to work as good if not better than the old Nextel service. You don't need 4G/LTE to make this work. The datarates are small. Sprint transitioned the old Nextel service into the newer...
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    How is this thread likely to be any different...

    How is this thread likely to be any different than the last one you started on this subject? http://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?9361-Youtube-Hang-Glider-Pilot-Cloud-Flying&p=79592#post79592
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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...
  21. 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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