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    James, how would you rate the paint and interior...

    James, how would you rate the paint and interior on a scale of 0-10?
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    Interesting question. I don't know why there are...

    Interesting question. I don't know why there are many loss-of-control accidents blamed on the pilots, despite having previously proven their skills to a CFI and DPE. I suppose one might review the...
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    Arcane? I think that's the easy part.

    Arcane? I think that's the easy part.
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    Is this not the EAA? We should design and build a...

    Is this not the EAA? We should design and build a flying tram to move people from one end of the show grounds to the other!
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    Not in my experience.

    Not in my experience.
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    A monorail could be fast and efficient, but...

    A monorail could be fast and efficient, but Disney uses it as another way of managing (i.e., slowing) crowds. You wait and wait and wait in line for a monorail, and when Disney is ready, they send...
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    Please not Disney! Disney has perfected the...

    Please not Disney! Disney has perfected the science of crowd control by managing how long people spend in transit to their destination, so only the number Disney wants are present at any time.
  8. Do you really think a pilot who can't figure out...

    Do you really think a pilot who can't figure out he is too close to the aircraft in front of him in fifteen miles will be able to in twenty-five? That's just ten more miles of wasted fuel, pilot...
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    I don't know if it was the same event, but I was...

    I don't know if it was the same event, but I was very impressed when I saw Pelton at a forum with FAA Administrator Huerta. Several attendees asked pointed questions of Huerta, and Pelton did not...
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    AOPA might have guidance or a service to handle...

    AOPA might have guidance or a service to handle the transfer. I'd get an expert in the type to inspect it either pre-buy or pre-flying it myself.
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    Portable power pack for camping

    Any suggestions for a portable power supply for airplane camping?

    I've been using a Schumacher XP2260W jump starter (picture attached) for a few years. It has a lot of great features besides...
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    I already digitize all my maintenance records and...

    I already digitize all my maintenance records and invoices without paying any subscription price.
    My type club alerts me to fleet-wide service difficulties. I do pay a subscription to them.
    What...
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    My GPSs have no opinion on airspeed.

    My GPSs have no opinion on airspeed.
  14. Don't the jacks take most of the weight off the...

    Don't the jacks take most of the weight off the wheels?
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    Can you deal exclusively with your friend the...

    Can you deal exclusively with your friend the shop owner?
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    I don't think the local A&P can ground your plane...

    I don't think the local A&P can ground your plane unless you hire him for an annual inspection. Outside of that event, you, the owner, get to determine its airworthiness on any given day.

    Your...
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    We all lose a little bit if Gary doesn't fly in....

    We all lose a little bit if Gary doesn't fly in. We wouldn't get to see Gary's plane, and he might not come without it. Even if we didn't notice who and what wasn't there, we would miss out on...
  18. Max, your autopilot may seem reliable in clear...

    Max, your autopilot may seem reliable in clear weather, but I don't trust them. I've had autopilots shut off in turbulence during approach and turn in unexpected directions and fail to intercept a...
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    Well, if you had the schedule and planned to...

    Well, if you had the schedule and planned to avoid it, I can understand your frustration. However, if you planned a flight for that day, you must be aware of the adverse weather conditions that could...
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    Where are the schedules published? The last notam...

    Where are the schedules published? The last notam just says late morning to early afternoon Saturday and early morning Sunday. Which mass arrivals are scheduled for Friday?
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    Why, is YOUR arrival at Oshkosh more important...

    Why, is YOUR arrival at Oshkosh more important than mine?
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    "Why, does your kid have rabies or something?"

    "Why, does your kid have rabies or something?"
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    Monday and Tuesday. Otherwise, you won’t know...

    Monday and Tuesday. Otherwise, you won’t know what you missed at the beginning. But you will hear about what you missed later, which will be a lot.
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    To be distinguishable with an IR camera, two...

    To be distinguishable with an IR camera, two things must emit different intensities or wavelengths. I wonder how much of a temperature difference typically exists between a thermal and the air...
  25. I hope you succeed. My family changed a lot from...

    I hope you succeed. My family changed a lot from the time I started taking flying lessons till I bought a Cessna that could theoretically carry them. I say theoretically because, while it has six...
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