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    I thought for a minute you were talking about the...

    I thought for a minute you were talking about the Sturgis experience. Then I see I'm perusing the EAA forum.
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    How are you going to deal with this?

    Interesting bit from the FAA. Considering insurance dictates for getting insured, this letter could throw a wrench into transition training and initial training for the pilot just finishing his...
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    Thanks Ron, I had IFF on the Cobra decades ago...

    Thanks Ron,

    I had IFF on the Cobra decades ago while flying in unfriendly territory, so flying my Pitts doing maneuvers and them in the F-16, means head on a swivel. Only way I know!
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    ADS-B on Air Force planes?

    We live near a restricted area which is used by the Air Force for target practice and occasionally they work with grunts on the ground. Are their F-16's ADS-B equipped. While they often fly overhead,...
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    I haven't read the NOTAM but it should be no...

    I haven't read the NOTAM but it should be no sweat. You guys do all have ADS-B...right?

    I'll be social distancing and watching the event on flight aware. Much safer than flying in formation with...
  6. Thread: Sun and Fun

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    Sun and Fun

    I'm surprised that no reports on the show down south have been published. Is it a lack of interest, attendance or lack of money?
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    And here I thought it would be a story about Fall...

    And here I thought it would be a story about Fall colors and apples falling to the meadow below. I wonder how much this cost the taxpayer to launch a SAR mission not to mention that any mission...
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    Hey Wing Nut,on another forum I read pilots...

    Hey Wing Nut,on another forum I read pilots condoning flying and hovering low at night over a crowd with little room for error in the event of a tail rotor failure or other mechanical issue that...
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    I tried to delete the above post since it appears...

    I tried to delete the above post since it appears not many people share my enthusiasm. Please disregard the above post.
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    Space X launch right on time today

    Being old enough to remember the Sputnik missions and our competition to the moon under the Kennedy administration, I was glued to the NASA TV channel today and watch the Falcon fly. Our landing on...
  11. That's an interesting history you have and I...

    That's an interesting history you have and I enjoyed reading it. However "40 second Boyd" was known for his E-M theory, energy management, and later the OODA loop. He was a successful Major at...
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    "The background at Willow Run that day was 707's...

    "The background at Willow Run that day was 707's with the tubular noise suppressor taking off and landing. Shucks, I missed the unsuppressed JT3's and water injected JT4s!" By Second Segment.
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    One of the best airshows I ever attended was...

    One of the best airshows I ever attended was Jimmy Franklin flying a Piper Aerostar 600 in Aspen Colorado back in the early 90's. He used the surrounding mountains and terrain to mask and unmask his...
  14. "I'm currently a DoD logistics planner (and was...

    "I'm currently a DoD logistics planner (and was one for most of my 20 year USAF career before that) so I understand a thing or two about the 2nd and 3rd order effects of this type of undertaking"....
  15. "Somewhat back to normal". I live in a State...

    "Somewhat back to normal". I live in a State where maryjane is legal. What are you guys smoking?
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    "Are you not paying attention or understanding...

    "Are you not paying attention or understanding the gravity and magnitude of this world-wide pandemic. If not, time to cull the herd. Better still, let's remove all the warning stickers and let Mother...
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    Per AvWeb and other aviation sources. "Sun ‘n...

    Per AvWeb and other aviation sources.

    "Sun ‘n Fun has been postponed until May 5 to 10, 2020 on concerns over the spread of Covid-19. According to Tampa’s foxnews13, the city of Lakeland made the...
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    Future events affected

    With SNF 1st week of April, AV last week in July, and the Olympics last week in July and first week in August, these large venues may well be affected by the current virus infection. It'll be...
  19. I've flown in weather similar to that in Army and...

    I've flown in weather similar to that in Army and Guard helicopters. We proceeded very slowly and if it got worse did a pedal turn 180 or simply landed.

    The seen or unseen pressure to fly the...
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    Having many hours at altitude while navigating my...

    Having many hours at altitude while navigating my 727 from here to there with a high altitude chart, I still like the feel and looks of a WAC chart in my lap while flying the RV4. I did install an...
  21. I agree with Mike M 100%. Been there, done that....

    I agree with Mike M 100%. Been there, done that.

    I've been in similar circumstances flying helicopters in the Army and civilian.

    Vietnam Vet
  22. Tom, I'm glad you pointed out EAA's vigorous...

    Tom,
    I'm glad you pointed out EAA's vigorous opposition mounted in 2008. I suppose my mind was on financial matters having been forced out at age 60 a year earlier from my bankrupt airline and being...
  23. It'll be interesting if EAA will provide more...

    It'll be interesting if EAA will provide more pushback on this issue than they did with the ADS-B implementation. AOPA and EAA welcomed this additive with open arms and devoted much time to promote...
  24. The big day has arrived. The fed's want your ID

    If you can stay awake long enough to read through this https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_90-114B.pdf
    you’ll recognize virtually all of this pertains to airlines and...
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    Last time I attended OSH was in 2000, the 25th...

    Last time I attended OSH was in 2000, the 25th anniversary of Van's aircraft. We were crammed cheek to cheek near the main entrance with all the pedestrians bumping and fingering the displayed RV's....
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