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  1. Just did a Zoom meeting with some chapter members...

    Just did a Zoom meeting with some chapter members to try it out. It actually worked pretty well. Did a screen share of a Powerpoint presentation. Did a handoff of being the the presenter/host to...
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    Place two sacrificial blocks of hardwood into the...

    Place two sacrificial blocks of hardwood into the vise to hold the part to be bent. The wood will provide thermal isolation from the vise as you apply heat. You can also put the desired bend...
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    You do not say how much PIC time there is in your...

    You do not say how much PIC time there is in your logbook. Folks have learned to fly from zero in a retract airplane but I will guess that their insurance bill is high for a while. I hear that...
  4. Um, no. When you are down in the canyons the...

    Um, no. When you are down in the canyons the line-of-sight signal fails. Your onboard GPS can get a signal but the ATC antenna on the other side of the hill can not "hear" you.

    Don't believe...
  5. The problem with all of that logic is that the...

    The problem with all of that logic is that the accident airplane was a helicopter. The pilot could have slowed to 50kts instead of 150kts. Every open field was a landing spot. The reports say...
  6. As you can see by comments here and by comments...

    As you can see by comments here and by comments in the press, most folks would like to apply technology to solve people problems. As noted in the previous post, its not a technology problem. ...
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    You know, I do not miss trying to refold a...

    You know, I do not miss trying to refold a sectional chart while the Pitts attempts to roll inverted with my hand off the stick. The moving map software in the tablet strapped to my knee makes life...
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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...
  10. Thread: Medical?

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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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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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