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4 Attachment(s) Leaving the community by David Brooks
One thing - one of so very many things - I learned in my five years of flying is that partisan politics does not fit into the cockpit. Most of my flight instructors have, I know, been to the right of me politically. I had a most enjoyable flight with CJ - although he has since earned my...
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November 30th 04 08:08 PM
by G KRYSPIN Go to last post
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Confusion about when it's my navigation, and when it's ATC by Mxsmanic
I fly from KLAX to KLAS, using the FMC to handle most of the flight. With the routing I put in, the FMC decides on some default altitudes and includes required altitudes for the arrival and departure procedures I select. Part of what it does is to create a descent schedule from the nominal cruise...
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January 18th 07 11:52 PM
by Mxsmanic Go to last post
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Pilot's Political Orientation by Chicken Bone
Flightinfo.com asked for pilots political orientation. Results: Democrat 22.97% Republican 57.24% Ind. 19.79% http://forums.flightinfo.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21699
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June 21st 04 06:10 PM
by Doug Go to last post
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IFR use of handheld GPS by [email protected]
I've seen other discussions get off topic and go on about handheld GPS use under IFR. And people get all worked up about it. I know there is a lot of history on this newsgroup, but I haven't followed most of it (so don't lynch me, please). It seems that a lot of pilots believe a handheld GPS...
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May 19th 06 02:04 PM
by Steven P. McNicoll Go to last post
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1 Attachment(s) IFR with a VFR GPS by Wizard of Draws
OK, I broke down and sprung for the Lowrance Airmap 2000c instead of the 1000. Wow. Normally I rent a plane that has a panel-mounted IFR certified Garmin 430, but that may change due to circumstances beyond my control in a few months. Obviously I can't file /G IFR without a proper IFR GPS, but...
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November 19th 05 11:36 PM
by Roger Go to last post
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Leaving Usnet Groups, Bye by NW_PILOT
Its been fun but I am leaving all usenet group's maby see you all at a fly-in or two over the years
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May 7th 05 04:07 PM
by Dudley Henriques Go to last post
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Change in AIM wording concerning procedure turn by Kris Kortokrax
While posting changes in my Jepp book last night, I came across the following change to the AIM. Kris Old text 5-4-9. Procedure Turn a. A procedure turn is the maneuver prescribed when it is necessary to perform a course reversal to establish the aircraft inbound on an
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October 14th 05 12:58 AM
by Ron Garret Go to last post
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No SID in clearance, fly it anyway? by Roy Smith
Had a strange thing happen to me today. I filed IFR HPN - HFD (White Plains NY to Hartford CT). The route part of my clearance came back "radar vectors Carmel, V1, Hartford, Direct". Usually out of HPN I would expect to get the Westchester-1 departure, but it wasn't in my clearance, and I when...
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November 28th 05 10:06 PM
by Ginny Go to last post
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ATC Handling of Low-Fuel American Flight by Sam Spade
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March 2nd 07 07:01 AM
by Mxsmanic Go to last post
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single pilot ifr trip tonight by Guy Elden Jr.
Just got back from a good proficiency practice flight. This was the first time I'd flown single pilot IFR at night with conditions that could potentially deteriorate to actual instrument. (cloudy, rain developing as the flight progressed, visibility dropping somewhat) The basic rundown... got the...
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November 24th 03 10:18 PM
by Thierry Go to last post
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If user fees go into effect I'm done by Larry Dighera
On 9 Feb 2007 08:46:30 -0800, wrote in : All I have to say about user fees is that if they are implemented The ATC user fee issue is a corporate boondoggle like Boeing's recent infamous proposal to lease a hundred B-757(?)...
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February 20th 07 02:02 AM
by Tony Go to last post
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"Refusing to Handle You" by Mike Granby
So, an interesting thing happened today. I am at a fly-in at Hagerstown and about to head back to my home-base at York (THV). I can see from the PC they had there that there is a line of heavy rain and possibly thunderstorms blocking my route back. There is no way around it to the north, but there...
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August 4th 05 04:16 PM
by Warren Jones Go to last post
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IFR Cancellation Question by A Lieberma
Severe clear today, so other then the safety net of ATC services, weather wasn't an issue. Coming back from HBG (Hattiesburg MS) to MBO (Madison MS) encountered the following exchange with ATC. I was already told to expect the visual approach in my inital contact with approach controller. ...
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December 28th 06 10:37 PM
by Mark Hansen Go to last post
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Some bad controllers by Jeff
Just a quick note to any of you guys flying IFR into the phoenix area. I just got back from a trip to phoenix from vegas, I had filed a composit flgiht plan, VFR untill I was by phoenix then I would request my IFR if it was needed since FSS reported overcast at 2700 and few at 600. freezing level...
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March 19th 04 01:28 AM
by Matthew S. Whiting Go to last post
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Control Tower Controversy brewing in the FAA by PlanetJ
The Honorable Norman Mineta Transportation Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation 400 7th Street, S.W Washington, DC 20590 Dear Mr. Secretary: We write to express our grave concern about the recent conduct of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in lobbying Congress for the
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December 6th 03 01:51 PM
by Everett M. Greene Go to last post
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Night flying in the mountians in a cessna 150, by NW_PILOT
Hello, I had a fun trip Friday 02-18-05 during the day I went from KVUO to KDLS to 63S "Colville Municipal Airport" 3.6 hours that drop off "cliff" at the end of 19 is very interesting. Well went to see a relative I hadn't seen for a long time was a fun day and ended back at my airplane about 7pm...
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March 4th 05 06:13 PM
by Dylan Smith Go to last post
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AOPA and ATC Privatization by Chip Jones
My AOPA membership comes up for yearly renewal at the end of September. Today, I got a membership renewal request via email from the organization. Here is my response: Dear AOPA, The question arises. Why should an FAA enroute air traffic controller who
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November 12th 03 08:26 PM
by Steven P. McNicoll Go to last post
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Riddle me this, pilots by Chip Jones
The other day, I had an air traffic situation I wanted to bounce off of the group. Those of you who don't know me, I'm a Center controller down here in Atlanta. Here's the deal. I was working a Center departure sector mixing Atlanta terminal departures of every ilk and kin with enroute...
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August 30th 03 04:02 AM
by Steven P. McNicoll Go to last post
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Phrase "landing runway" vs. "cleared to land" by Robert M. Gary
Today I was shooting approaches at MHR. Wx was 001OVC 1/8SM. When I got handed off to tower they would say "Mooney 1234, not in site, landing own risk, landing runway 22L". That doesn't sound like a landing clearance to me. What does "landing runway 22L" mean in the tower ATC phrase book? Why would...
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February 5th 08 05:32 PM
by Hamish Reid Go to last post
137 8,097
How long before /G required for IFR? by Colin W Kingsbury
Just read in aopa weekly mail today that the FAA is considering shutting down the BDL (Bradley, Hartford CT) and PVD (Providence RI) VORs. These are not exactly podunk navaids. Both are located at Class C fields with substantial airline traffic (not just RJs either) and they support a decent...
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March 3rd 05 03:02 AM
by Steven P. McNicoll Go to last post
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