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    Lomcevok I saw a Bocke Jungmeister perform this...

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    I saw a Bocke Jungmeister perform this maneuver at an airshow in Mojave, California. I did not realize how old the aircraft was or how long ago the maneuver had been developed. I just...
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    A glimmer of hope goes dark

    In 1969 I had the privilege of meeting the working types in simulation at McDonnell Aircraft. At the time McDonnell had the contract for the flight simulators for the C-5A and the a-7E. They were...
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    Upside down, inside out and backwards

    When I was building stick and tissue paper models and trying to fly them with twisted rubber bands double-knotted I found some magazine articles about aerobatic aircraft. Though I never read about a...
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    Jai Lai is a sports game that was in Palm Beach...

    Jai Lai is a sports game that was in Palm Beach and Telex is the International equivalent of Domestic TWX we used in 1978-1981 for Field Service messaging.
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    Endeavour is a regional airline and would have...

    Endeavour is a regional airline and would have taken me to/from OSHKOSH with a hop in one way from Atlanta and the other from Detroit.
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    One of the precautions I was given for who I knew...

    One of the precautions I was given for who I knew and what I knew from an engineer at PWA was "When working on static electricity. Don't point!" I chose silence, celibacy and poverty rather than...
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    Small Arms Vulnerability

    The current Russian (I almost typed Soviet) threat to the Ukraine kept me up last night past 1:35 AM until 5 this morning and now into the day. My first experience with combat information in 1965 was...
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    On The Other Hand

    Not the song, the aircraft design. I began my career in aircraft with an older senior engineer in a two-man office. He survives in the names I use now online (therunwaybehind, 2ndsegment) that are...
  9. I really appreciated this video. I cannot walk...

    I really appreciated this video. I cannot walk over a mile now and was seeking flights less than 1000 miles with one stop at a major hub.
  10. Yeah! It's easy. Fly from Aspen to Telluride and...

    Yeah! It's easy. Fly from Aspen to Telluride and back. Personally, I plan to try sprinting down Canary Hill here first, the last 10 feet of the pavement before Heron then working my starting point...
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    What a jerk

    Actually, you can just pull the engine through if the timing and mixture are just right. The OK Cub model engines showed this. Bu-u-u-ut, all good things come to an end. As Leonardo DiCaprio's buddy...
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    Like all of my posts this is not a "I'm telling...

    Like all of my posts this is not a "I'm telling you." this is a "You tell me." I have never used head phones. My father was an amateur radio guy on 2 meters and 10 meters and then 75 meter phone in...
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    This was a time when there were goals to use...

    This was a time when there were goals to use "commercial engines" instead of the Continental and Lycoming radials and major inline air cooled engines. I also rode in a school bus with the high school...
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    Since I didn't make it this year because my...

    Since I didn't make it this year because my walking radius now is only a mile and not 3.75 miles as I had hoped for, I'm looking for a service that uses M-114's for trams? 160 hp Chevrolet power is...
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    When I first opened my mind to where I was in...

    When I first opened my mind to where I was in 1965, I had been an office mate of Don Brimley who was a friend of Don Douglas Jr. He spent most of his days working out reliability predictions for...
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    I watched Charles Howell III on the EAA podcasts...

    I watched Charles Howell III on the EAA podcasts and actually used my EAA member ID. He is 2 years younger than I and got to do some truly great stuff on instrument landing never using terms like CAT...
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    I just finished reading my Aviation Week & Space...

    I just finished reading my Aviation Week & Space Technology, specifically the "Fixed Focus" article by Graham Warwick, their Washington reporter. It says the Alia is only being tested by pilots. It...
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    Where I am no longer present is automotive...

    Where I am no longer present is automotive technology. I parked the yellow MPG Pinto my sister gave me when she couldn't get good money on a trade in 1987. My driver's license expired two years later...
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    Here is something most folks here would want to...

    Here is something most folks here would want to ignore. When I worked for Pratt & Whitney in 1978-1981 it was before a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC )was a common form of engine...
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    I've liked your comparisons previously and this one is really impressive. Have you tried to fly the TBM to it's range predictions? I flew it to Kansas City one day and tried out all the anti-icing....
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    The major obstacle to my saying "I know how to...

    The major obstacle to my saying "I know how to fly" is the flat panel displays "roll the wrong way" in the real sense rolling the on screen display instead of the seat while adding seat forces to...
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    One Sunday in 1980 Jim Beaver wanted to charter a...

    One Sunday in 1980 Jim Beaver wanted to charter a Grumman Trainer in Lancaster and fly to Mojave to look in on Bert Rutan. We ate the $100.00 hamburger and then sauntered over to the porch of Scaled...
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    The heat of summer had passed. The contract for...

    The heat of summer had passed. The contract for the Apollo Range/Instrumented Aircraft was ours. Now the task was to configure a Military version of the new DC-9 airliner and sell it to the USAF....
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    Gathering Necessary Resources

    The first official data I held in my hands in 1965 was printouts on fan fold 124 character wide computer print outs. It was the trajectories of the proposed Apollo capsule for various orbits to make...
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    What was really in my way getting to the flight...

    What was really in my way getting to the flight line in 1965 and continues to censor even today? I had an English teacher in Freshman year who was not Honors English. I opted out of Honors as maybe...
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