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Crossing Mt. Shasta / Siskiyous by rps
I understand from several postings in various threads here that the best time to cross the Siskiyous comfortably is early or late in the day. 1) What would be the best time to cross in the late afternoon or early evening? 2) Would it be okay to cross about 3 hours before sunset? 3) What is the...
September 12th 05 06:23 PM
by Mike Rapoport Go to last post
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It sucks, but which way? by Hilton
Hi, Just to throw in a little humor here as the 'lift' thread heats up: Assume you're gliding in a Piper Warrior or Archer doing 80 knots in no wind conditions with the engine at idle. If you try open that little air vent on the pilot's left, it is forcibly sucked outwards. Makes sense until...
September 12th 05 05:11 PM
by Bob Chilcoat Go to last post
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Better than a Garmin 396? by Larry Dighera
VistaNav™ from Mercury Computer Systems of Massachusetts is due to debut this month. With its 5" by 8" 100 DPI LCD display, 3D solid-state inertial navigation system with a WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, 3D solid state gyros, and a Bluetooth® wireless interface, VistaNav™ looks like just what pilots...
September 12th 05 03:54 PM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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2 "emergencies" this AM by Robert M. Gary
My partner and I went up in the Mooney this AM to take advantage of the unusual overcast at MHR. Tower was reporting around 1,000 overcast with vis around 3. We took off from our little foothills airport (non-tower) right behind a Luscome who seemed to depart right into the soup. In the 2 hours it...
September 12th 05 03:06 PM
by Paul kgyy Go to last post
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Katrina fall-out by Jay Honeck
I wonder if the insurance companies (and the federal government) will FINALLY wake up to the fact that building permanent structures below sea-level in a hurricane zone is folly? Just in the last couple of years (after paying out billions to re-build homes along the Mississippi -- again) these two...
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September 12th 05 02:21 PM
by Ash Wyllie Go to last post
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Helicopter knocks out cable car, killing nine. by Martin Hotze
On 10 Sep 2005 14:51:48 -0700, Flyingmonk wrote: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4216052.stm Alps cable car crash kills nine The cable cars take visitors up to glaciers the glacier is used as a skiing resort. it is about 1 or 1.5 hours drive by car from my place.
September 12th 05 06:19 AM
by George Patterson Go to last post
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Ping: Dave Gamblin by Jay Honeck
I've been trying to email you off-group about your new Rogues Gallery photos, but no joy. Please email me at with the following info about your new plane: a) Year/make/model b) N number c) Other info in your profile still up to date?
September 12th 05 03:00 AM
by Dave Go to last post
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More NORDO NEWS by john smith
Top Gun - The Sequel The Top Gun logo is a Trademark of the Paramount Pictures Corporation If you asked 10 pilots to name their favorite movie, all 10 of them would say "Top Gun".* Maybe it's because "We have the need. The need for speed"; or because we have all had the thought of requesting the...
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September 12th 05 02:03 AM
by Jay Beckman Go to last post
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OT - Search engine question by Jay Honeck
Go to Yahoo and type in "Iowa City Airport". The first choice that comes up is "Eastern Iowa Airport" -- the Cedar Rapids, IA airport! How do they *do* that? It doesn't appear to be a paid advertisement, since it appears along with the rest of the search results. This kind of stuff drives me...
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September 12th 05 01:39 AM
by Jay Honeck Go to last post
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Epic LT by Flyingmonk
Anyone else read the ariticle/seen the pictures on the Epic LT in Pilot Magazine? That is one SEXY machine. It is made by AIR, LLC. I think AIR stands for Aviation Investment and Research or something like that. When my ship comes in, I'm gonna get me something like that, if not that. Wow, just...
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September 11th 05 11:54 PM
by Matt Barrow Go to last post
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I saw a UFO by Rob
Unidentified by me, anyway. Last Sunday a group of friends from work went down to Skydive Arizona in Eloy, AZ to make tandem jumps. Although I took my first jump last time the group went down there, and boy is it a hoot, I didn't jump this time. I did however round up a couple of friends to fly...
September 11th 05 10:18 PM
by Flyingmonk Go to last post
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NTSB: USAF included? by Larry Dighera
On Wed, 09 Jul 2003 01:20:47 GMT, Dave Hyde wrote in Message-Id: : Larry Dighera wrote: the NTSB report fails to find that the military pilot contributed to the cause of this mishap despite his failure to see-and-avoid. That is a glaring...
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September 11th 05 10:33 AM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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fuel subsidies for Angle Flight pilots by sashley
Angel Flight America is trying to raise $2 million to offset the cost of fuel. Does anyone know how they propose to subsidize Angel Flight missions? The problem, of course, is the rule regarding sharing expenses. I suppose that if an Angel Flight pilot flies two passengers, Angel Flight could pay...
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September 11th 05 09:25 AM
by Peter Duniho Go to last post
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AOPA credit card for the wife? by Robert M. Gary
My wife doesn't fly but I thought maybe I'd get her to apply for the AOPA credit card. I've already exceeded my max rebate for the year. I wonder if it makes a difference that she's never touched the controls of an airplane nor does she care to. :) -Robert
September 11th 05 06:00 AM
by Peter Duniho Go to last post
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T-Birds by Big John
Following in 5 September 2005 AW&ST. Quote Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16s made contact during a performance at Chicago Air and Water Show on Aug 21, prompting the team's immediate landing. The #3 (right wing) and #4 (slot) aircraft touched during the Diamond formation's pass-in-review,...
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September 11th 05 02:50 AM
by vincent p. norris Go to last post
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Opinions on AOPA legal services ? by Don Byrer
Hi again, I am about 10 hours from my Commercial ticket and plan to have my CFI my the end of the year. AOPA legal plan would be ~$52/year for Commercial/CFI Any comments...good/bad/indifferent??? Thanks, Don Don Byrer
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September 11th 05 02:45 AM
by Chris Schmelzer Go to last post
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Starting new C172s by navghtivs
I have flown it 6~7 times now, and still find starting the engine of new Cessna 172S quite tricky, and often I have to try two or three times to start it. I never had problem in older C172s. So what's the trick, guys? How much throttle (1/8, 1/4 or 1/2 inch) do you open? How fast do you advance...
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September 10th 05 09:33 PM
by xyzzy Go to last post
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Testers Needed: Metar Wx Reports on Your Cell Phone by [email protected]
Looking for pilot beta testers to help us test a new Metar weather txt messaging service. Your account is free in exchange for helping us to test. Visit us at www.wxnotice.com.
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September 10th 05 07:45 PM
by john smith Go to last post
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Landing Critique by Marco Leon
See video of a hard(ish) landing at: http://www.flightlevel350.com/viewer.php?id=4137 Did this guy land a bit short of the runway or was his glidepath a bit too shallow? Something else? It's hard to tell from the video but maybe some PA-32 drivers can give some insight. Or maybe someone fluent...
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September 10th 05 05:29 PM
by N93332 Go to last post
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New tablet PC of interest? by Jon Carlson
I just noticed the new Fujitsu P1500... Check this one out.... http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/Ecommerce/buildseriesbean.do?series=P15D Small form factor, 1024x600 resolution, touch screen (not active digitizer), convertible form factor so keyboard is built in. 2.2 lbs, roughly 9" x 6" size...
September 10th 05 03:39 PM
by hjarrett Go to last post
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