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    Dave, you may see it as anyway you chose. but the...

    Dave, you may see it as anyway you chose. but the title in the first post on the topic said "hang gliders flying in clouds."
    And Ron if you lose a valuable plane like a B-52 not to mention the crew...
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    It would be borderline insanity for a F 111 or...

    It would be borderline insanity for a F 111 or any other to be flying 500k at ground level in traffic. If they are going to do that, it should be in one of the many military restricted areas than can...
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    Dave, as one of the Bonanza pilots who are often...

    Dave, as one of the Bonanza pilots who are often "screwing around" down there at 300 ft AGL when for instance I am taking off or landing, are you as a military crew aware of FAR 91.117 which says no...
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    Mr. Black, I find it a little hard to believe...

    Mr. Black, I find it a little hard to believe that a Cessna Caravan is flying as low as the hang gliders in that video and especially near or in a cloud. I don't know the area of Sylmar, but perhaps...
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    Don't know where that 155lb limit comes from, it...

    Don't know where that 155lb limit comes from, it sure doesn't fit the hang gliders I have flown, which are a set of hollow aluminum tubes with a nylon fabric cover, and since you mostly launch by...
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    In your FArs that you quote, where does it say...

    In your FArs that you quote, where does it say "hang glider". I think and most pilots likely also that an ultralight is something with an engine, which a hang glider does not have. In the video shown...
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    "If a plane were to punch trough the cloud". I...

    "If a plane were to punch trough the cloud". I would guess that a hang glider has the same right of way as a glider, or sailplane thus has right of way over a powered plane.
    If you really are...
  8. Well, it's not like there are any larger or more...

    Well, it's not like there are any larger or more important or real pressing issues than model airplane flying for the FAA to concentrate on, like maybe the Boeing Max.
    Let's all go the meeting with...
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    Dana, the space in the enging compartment is very...

    Dana, the space in the enging compartment is very tight for my Bonanza, changing a battery is a real chore, so 2 would not fit. I did use an Odessy in my other plane, light. small and worked fine,...
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    Finally, after trying my best to be patient while...

    Finally, after trying my best to be patient while my plane sat over at Steamboat at the shop, they phoned just now to say they have started on the annual.
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    Let's say you want to develop a material for nose...

    Let's say you want to develop a material for nose cone that can stand to go from exteme heat to cold and back to heat. You can do it in a lab for perhaps a $million or as part of a space flight which...
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    Dana , if I asked anyone why small ships go into...

    Dana , if I asked anyone why small ships go into the north Atlantic, they have a real answer, there is a fishing industry. One Japanese man just paid $1.8 million dollars for a single large tuna...
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    There is a very funny skit on Sat nite live, of...

    There is a very funny skit on Sat nite live, of Sir Walter Raliegh phoning back to tell his sponsor the Queen of his discovery of tobacco in the new world. "yes, that's right maam, its a plant and...
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    You guys write a lot of complicated technical...

    You guys write a lot of complicated technical stuff. but I tho i haven't read it I am unlikley to be convinced by fiction from 1979. My question is really pretty simple. I know about com satellties...
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    Ron, that's awful, I didint think anyone could...

    Ron, that's awful, I didint think anyone could take away the romantic feeling of a full moon, but you have. I'll never shake hands with Frank Borman the same way again.

    Now, to be serious for a...
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    Cirrus Thoughts

    I don't own a Cirrus, but have had a few hours flying them and have several friends that do own them, and they are certainly in the news.
    They are a success as for as marketing, me must have half...
  17. Have you ever noticed that all the line control...

    Have you ever noticed that all the line control model planes, also known as U control, have the line attachment on the end of the left wing, therefore they only fly in counterclockwise or left...
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    Pilot Dating

    Some ladies like to fly and some don't and some are open to a new adventure. I don't think I have ever had a passenger who didn't enjoy it. So it' s good idea for a date.
    This one is a little more,...
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    First of all, he's near the clouds, not in them....

    First of all, he's near the clouds, not in them. He seems to have ground contact at all times, even if misty and judging by the sunny blue skies in most views, he has good vfr that way also. You can...
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    The missile story sounds possible, but it may...

    The missile story sounds possible, but it may change. Years ago there was an airliner that left NY and blew up in midair. Someone who I know from EAA wrote a story about a U S missile fired by the...
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    There are news reports that say an Iran missle...

    There are news reports that say an Iran missle shot the plane down and reports that say that is not likley. It may get to be a case of "altenate facts". Hope not, what really matters is the...
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    Latest Boeing Crash

    At a time when Boeing is in a dive, there is another crash in Iran, this time a standard 737, not the Max, and it happened minutes after takeoff during climb, no mayday call, one story is a witness...
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    I have received several letters in the mail over...

    I have received several letters in the mail over the last few years re registration of my 3 airplanes. The seem to be legit and I have gone on line and done the registration procedure in about 10...
  24. I have stood next to Deford's airplane and it...

    I have stood next to Deford's airplane and it really does a good job of replicating a Spitfire, If and that is a big IF you don't consider the engine, which is an Allison and not a Rolls Royce. Just...
  25. Most of my flying now is in my Bonanza which...

    Most of my flying now is in my Bonanza which holds 108 gal and burns about 18 gph leaned out in cruise at 170K and twice that at full throttle climb. About 3 hour legs are what I normally plan to...
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