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Overweight takeoff / flight by Koopas Ly
Howdy again, After reading NTSB reports that attribute the cause of the accident to exceeding the airplane's maximum takeoff weight, I began wondering about the effects of an overweight takeoff within C.G. limits. Specifically, what would I have to do differently when flying an airplane that's...
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December 3rd 03 11:53 PM
by Michael Go to last post
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Underwater egress by Duane MacInnis
I just did the "Dunk-U" course yesterday. www.dunk-you.com This was the most interesting thing I have done in a long time. Gives a whole new perspective to flying over water. Required by my pals at www.angelflight.ca Rule #1 -- Wear your life...
December 3rd 03 10:51 PM
by JerryK Go to last post
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California to Argentina by Paul Millner
Howdy, A couple of us are planning on flying my turbo Cardinal RG from California to Argentina next October... my buddy was born there (Argentinian British) and is returning for a family reunion. I've flown about 3,500 hours, in the US, Canada, and Mexico, but never further south. There's quite...
December 3rd 03 10:48 PM
by JerryK Go to last post
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Light Twins. How soft??? by Montblack
I keep hearing "the market for Light Twins is soft." Anyone have any tales to tell? Are used Light Twins not selling these days, or are they selling for what some would consider "bargain" prices, or both? Did the economy's shake-up knock quite a few people out of the Twin tree - people who were...
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December 3rd 03 10:38 PM
by JerryK Go to last post
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Lyc oil temps by brucrx
Is it true that 180F is optimal?
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December 3rd 03 10:32 PM
by G.R. Patterson III Go to last post
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Amazing Wind Shear Today by Jay Honeck
We flew to Rantoul, IL today -- home of the Chanute Air Museum, on the site of the former Chanute Air Force Base. The wind was predicted to be howling -- winds aloft were calling for 54 knots at 6000 feet! -- but the sun was shining, and we were enjoying our first Saturday off since last Oshkosh....
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December 3rd 03 10:23 PM
by G.R. Patterson III Go to last post
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Touchscreen Electronic Flight Computers by DeltaDeltaDelta
An aviator friend told me today that he heard about a new electronic FC with a touch screen instead of the usual keyboard. However, he did not know the make or model. Did anyone hear about this device? I'm very inserested in getting one, but searching the net, I only find CXs and Techstars. Any...
December 3rd 03 05:50 PM
by DeltaDeltaDelta Go to last post
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TWC by Jerry Jesion
Anyone see the report on the Weather Channel about the pilot who crashed in the Rockies just west of Corons pass in late 1998? On the way to Steamboat Springs from Boulder, got caught in a blizzard and went down. No real injuries, and they were found by a cross country skiier after a few hours. ...
December 3rd 03 05:19 PM
by Snowbird Go to last post
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Characteristic airplane injuries by Ben Jackson
The fuel selector in my Comanche is ringed by the pushbuttons that let you read the quantity in tanks other than the selected tank. My index finger is just long enough that I manage to scrape my knuckle on one of these each time I switch tanks in a counter-clockwise direction. In a Cessna 172D I...
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December 3rd 03 03:51 PM
by Paul Sengupta Go to last post
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35 Airports In One Day Web Site by Paul Magid
A couple of years back a pair of brothers (?) rented a Piper Arrow and flew it to 35 airports in the San Francisco Bay Area starting at Reid Hillview and ending up back there. One of them did a web site describing this exploit. For the life of me, I can not find the web site. I really liked that...
December 3rd 03 01:20 PM
by Kyler Laird Go to last post
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R/C Airplane Flight Characteristics by Ralph the Red
Here's a good question. How come when you stall an R/C Airplane and kick full aileron at it you can't get a stall spin like in real planes? I've tried it with multiple R/C planes and never have seen anyone else have it happen. Is it a weight or wing loading issue?
December 3rd 03 11:41 AM
by David CL Francis Go to last post
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in search of J.C. Kamienski by Snowbird
has anyone heard from Jill Kamienski? A year ago she was in ATC school and made several interesting posts about her progress and training there. any idea where she wound up? Sydney
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December 3rd 03 06:02 AM
by Paul Sengupta Go to last post
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GPS Choices by Sully
I was wondering if I could get some input from others on a few GPS's? I have been looking at the Garmin 196 & Street Pilot III as well as the Lowrance 500 & 1000. The major advantage that I see with the 196 is that you can use it for turn by turn directions in a vehicle. I have been looking at...
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December 3rd 03 02:20 AM
by Gerry Caron Go to last post
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Anyone know how to update an old Loran database? by Tom Jackson
I have looked around on the 'net, and cannot find any reference to being able to update an old Apollo loran database (like can be done with the modern GPS units.) I have an Apollo 604, with the latest update (1999, I think.) It seems to me, that there must be some tech-wizards out there who...
December 3rd 03 02:15 AM
by Tom Jackson Go to last post
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Lindbergh's other family by Larry Dighera
This news is a bit shocking: ------------------------------------------------------------------- AVflash Volume 9, Number 49a December 1, 2003 ------------------------------------------------------------------- LINDBERGH'S SECRET LIFE CONFIRMED Three German siblings said last week that DNA...
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December 3rd 03 12:30 AM
by Phil McAverty Go to last post
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Medical deferred by Kevin Young
(Also posted to rec.aviation.student - apologies if you're reading it a second time!) My class 3 medical has been deferred to the FAA. I'd be grateful for any advice on how to proceed and what to expect. Is this really as long and convoluted a process as I've heard? There are 2 companies that...
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December 2nd 03 09:18 PM
by Kathy Go to last post
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Rec.Aviation Member Pix Webpage by Jay Honeck
Stop by and see the latest additions to our Rogue's Gallery of Rec.Aviation participants: - Brian Sponcil & Christine Remmert's '75 Piper Warrior - Gene & Sue Seibel's '66 Cherokee 180 - Rick & Debbie Pellicciotti's '88 Waco Biplane! See all these, and more, at...
December 2nd 03 08:39 PM
by Jay Honeck Go to last post
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Guard Frequency Question by G.R. Patterson III
As most of us have been doing these days, I spend a fair amount of flight time listening to 121.5. This frequency has always had some sort of low level hiss and crackle on it that I don't hear on other communications frequencies. Does anyone know what causes this? George Patterson Some people...
December 2nd 03 07:55 PM
by G.R. Patterson III Go to last post
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Private Pilot Oral by Pete
Hey All, Just started reading this group, and as soon as I complete my X countries, I'll be more focused on my oral test prep. I wanted to hear about others experiences during their Oral portion. So if you would, share :) Cheers Pete
December 2nd 03 05:41 PM
by Corky Scott Go to last post
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transponder codes by Guy Elden Jr.
Just got back from a _great_ trip down to Atlanta and back to Caldwell, NJ over the Thanksgiving holiday. Departed 8:25am Tuesday morning with my wife in a 172SP, got in around 3:50pm to Gwinett Field (LZU) after a 20 minute fuel stop at Roanoke Regional (ROA). Trip back up was about an hour...
December 2nd 03 05:21 PM
by Steven P. McNicoll Go to last post
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