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    Plus one to all of the above. I would add another...

    Plus one to all of the above. I would add another suggestion. If you have access to a decent desktop flight sim program such as X-Plane or MSFS, AFTER you review the You Tube videos, put the NOTAM...
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    Yes, this is very cool!

    Yes, this is very cool!
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    I always opt for an IFR slot myself, but I do it...

    I always opt for an IFR slot myself, but I do it so I know that I can get in. As you know, if the weather is better than 4500 and 5, you are supposed to cancel IFR and execute the VFR approach. That...
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    Well that's a new take on social distancing!

    Well that's a new take on social distancing!
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    AV NOTAM is up, so you can get all the current...

    AV NOTAM is up, so you can get all the current frequencies there. Some new information for the Fisk approach.
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    According to the panel layout I pasted, that...

    According to the panel layout I pasted, that square cut out could be for an "automatic pilot instrument panel." On review, however, I am inclined to agree with L-188 that there does seem to be cut...
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    It is a law of nature. I flew to OSH at the end...

    It is a law of nature. I flew to OSH at the end of July this year, as a fueling stop between Traverse City and Peoria. I asked the Basler guys about what it was like without AV this year. I was told...
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    I was pointing out that your narrative did not...

    I was pointing out that your narrative did not read like teasing. At least not teasing in the manner of good humored ribbing. We can all make mistakes in writing that can be taken in ways contrary to...
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    Looks nice! I don't know if this will help, but...

    Looks nice! I don't know if this will help, but I offer it anyway. Description of the required placards can be found in the FAA Type certificate: http://www.douglasdc3.com/faa/a-669.pdf. Download...
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    My wife put down a deposit on a new trailer! This...

    My wife put down a deposit on a new trailer! This year will be the last with the 2006 Toyota Sienna. I have begun to call it Apollo 8 because, by the time we get rid of it this fall, it will have...
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    It certainly did not read like you were teasing,...

    It certainly did not read like you were teasing, not one bit. Saying that you were once a cadet does not grant permission to malign them. They base right outside of the Warbirds area, so I have...
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    there are commercial flights to Appleton (ATW)....

    there are commercial flights to Appleton (ATW). You would have to change planes somewhere between AUS and ATW. There are shuttles between ATW and OSH AirVenture. You could also make a reservation for...
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    Ron, I forgot about that. I knew some people that...

    Ron, I forgot about that. I knew some people that did that. They weren't all in the "hold my beer and watch this" crowd. Some of those seatbelts were somewhat less than mechanically reliable. The...
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    Tom, Thanks for posting the link to the video....

    Tom,

    Thanks for posting the link to the video. I also got my helmet from E-Bay, in very good condition. After limited success in converting it to GA, I got help from the people at Pilot Avionics...
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    I use an SPH-4. Not as high tech or comfortable...

    I use an SPH-4. Not as high tech or comfortable as an HGU-55, but it is more period appropriate for my plane. The retractable visor is nice. Dual visors (gray and clear) is even better. Tinted visor...
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    That reminds me of something I saw at Roberts...

    That reminds me of something I saw at Roberts International Airport, Monrovia, Liberia. The Ministry of health had a booth checking for Yellow Fever vaccinations. This is still big in Africa. No...
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    Rest in peace. We sometimes disagreed on tis...

    Rest in peace. We sometimes disagreed on tis forum, but such is the spice that makes life interesting -- and forces you to re-examine things you held to be true. I will miss him here and regret never...
  18. I have to admit that is excellent. Too bad other...

    I have to admit that is excellent. Too bad other places...like OSH...aren't anywhere near that good. The OSH scenery still has the old control tower and approach light that stick up 50' AGL,...
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    a famous test pilot, was a famous test pilot --...

    a famous test pilot, was a famous test pilot -- and former commandant of the aerospace research pilot school. So, although never an astronaut, he was responsible for training military astronauts....
  20. Side to side motion simulates yawing, and...

    Side to side motion simulates yawing, and particularly uncommanded or uncoordinated yaw, which are each extremely undesirable. No need for a rotating platform for that. Otherwise, in a properly...
  21. I am going to amend and revise my previous post....

    I am going to amend and revise my previous post. For me as a pilot, my original comment stands. But, I have a different comment as a flight instructor, based on out chapter's flight simulator set up....
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    And don't apologize about using steam gauges!...

    And don't apologize about using steam gauges! Like most things, they wear and need servicing from time to time.
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    Beechcraft door popping open on takeoff.:) Barons...

    Beechcraft door popping open on takeoff.:) Barons have the same endearing trait. "Noisy and distracting" is a good way to put it. It is also likely to clean out the cockpit of any loose articles....
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    For penetration, you call for the GBU-57 Massive...

    For penetration, you call for the GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) 33,000 pounds. B-2 can cary two of them. I got briefing on it at Whiteman AFB when my son was an ordnance tech (ammo) there.
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    I have flown with a previous dog of mine in a...

    I have flown with a previous dog of mine in a Piper Warrior (Rottweiler). She was trained for Search and Rescue and we flew to exercises and actual searches. I buckled the lap belts of the back seat...
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