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    Never seen any reference to aerobatic time, other...

    Never seen any reference to aerobatic time, other than statements like, "an experienced acrobatic pilot"....

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Because it was not relevant to the question I was...

    Because it was not relevant to the question I was asked. To recap: "Wes Liu suggested that I take a look at aerobatics-related accidents, specifically those that occur in airplanes not approved for...
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    Well, it's always hard making such a comparison;...

    Well, it's always hard making such a comparison; I've got about 4400 overall homebuilt accidents in my 1998-2018 database, but only a few dozen of each of several homebuilt types. But here's how the...
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    How much did you have to pay *her*? :-) Ron...

    How much did you have to pay *her*? :-)

    Ron Wanttaja
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    You did, at that. I should have picked up on it....

    You did, at that. I should have picked up on it.

    Ron "I'm not going anywhere, anyway" Wanttaja
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    There are testing requirements for international...

    There are testing requirements for international flights, and Hawaii also requires a pre-trip COVID test. In fact, Hawaii requires *particular* tests, which are apparently offered only on the West...
  7. "You can install SOLIDWORKS on another computer...

    "You can install SOLIDWORKS on another computer you own by simply using the same instructions and serial number you obtained from our website. Our license permits installing on as many computers as...
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    I've heard the biggest side effect of the Covid...

    I've heard the biggest side effect of the Covid vaccine is that the recipient has to tell everyone he got the vaccine. :-)

    Got my first one yesterday (Pfizer), actually had a bit of reaction to it...
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    Since the accident (CEN19WA289) happened in...

    Since the accident (CEN19WA289) happened in Spain, the US NTSB will would not be involved unless requested by the Spanish authorities. As homebuilt accidents in the US are already lower priorities...
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    Eagle/Hawk Zipping By

    Had a GoPro bolted to the wing tiedown today. Had an eagle or a hawk go zipping by in the other direction. See about six seconds in:


    https://youtu.be/rMrrgGRNEAA

    Turn your volume down, I...
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    Actually, take a closer look at the picture...

    Actually, take a closer look at the picture Sasquatch posted. The dog is wearing a hearing protector, tied under his muzzle.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Here's Sun-N-Fun's COVID policies. One would...

    Here's Sun-N-Fun's COVID policies. One would imagine AirVenture's will be similar, unless it's verified that the pandemic has been beaten down sufficiently.

    https://flysnf.org/covid-19-policy/
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    We don't yet know how the workshops at AirVenture...

    We don't yet know how the workshops at AirVenture will be affected. Likely, they will institute more distancing and work in tents with the sides up for ventilation. I believe Air Academy has its...
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    Well, it's probably less for the kids involved...

    Well, it's probably less for the kids involved than for the older folks (mostly retired) who teach at the sessions. It's hard to keep socially distant in a classroom environment where one's teaching...
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    I actually like it. It's a high box, so most...

    I actually like it. It's a high box, so most carriers will be able to stand up inside. That makes it easier to work in as well as load. The huge windshield and the high seating position gives the...
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    I think the possibility is essentially zero that...

    I think the possibility is essentially zero that EAA will require attendees to have proof of vaccination.

    I think the possibility that EAA will require volunteers to have proof of vaccination is...
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    Oshkosh 2021 checklist: 1. Chapter cap 2. ...

    Oshkosh 2021 checklist:

    1. Chapter cap
    2. Raincoat
    3. Sunscreen
    4. Tinfoil hat.....

    Ron Wanttaja
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    I had a '64 VW at first, then a '74. Still think...

    I had a '64 VW at first, then a '74. Still think of them as great little cars. Eventually I "worked up" to a 1974 "Thing." Now THAT was a POS. But when I listed it for sale, I had folks lining...
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    One of the saddest things about this pandemic is...

    One of the saddest things about this pandemic is how mask-wearing has become politicized.

    Kind of reminds me of the '70s, when the US mandated putting seat belts in cars. You had people buying...
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    So far, Covid is operating on about a five-month...

    So far, Covid is operating on about a five-month cycle:
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    It remains to be seen how this is affected by rising vaccination rates,...
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    Here's the link: ...

    Here's the link:

    https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/02-04-2021-a-new-era-airventure-planning-through-unknowns

    Key...
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    I think EAA is betting on improvement and...

    I think EAA is betting on improvement and reduction in restrictions. The trend is looking good, especially once vaccine production/distribution catches up. If SnF goes on schedule, EAA would have a...
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    What, we're complaining about the good old days...

    What, we're complaining about the good old days when home electronics could be repaired by the owner? Next we'll be waxing nostalgic about when all you needed to work on your car's engine was a set...
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    Yup. Behind the lunch box you can the the top of...

    Yup. Behind the lunch box you can the the top of a frame. It holds an original lobby card for the movie (basically a small version of the poster).

    Ron Wanttaja
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    What, you mean you don't have it any more? :-)...

    What, you mean you don't have it any more? :-)
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    (Actually, my wife got this for me for Christmas a few years back.)

    Ron Wanttaja
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