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Cool attitude indicator by Jay Honeck
Everyone has seen those "Laser Levels" advertised on TV. I own one, and (although it's relatively useless) it's very cool. Wouldn't it be slick to have a gyro-stabilized thin red line projected onto your panel, graphically displaying the actual horizon? Talk about situational awareness in the...
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April 13th 05 05:32 PM
by Bob Moore Go to last post
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My first aerobatic lesson by Marco Rispoli
This was so much fun I decided to share the story ... Marco walks to the aerobatic instructor and introduces himself. Marco is already out of his mind with terror. Rationality left the premises a long time ago. The instructor has fangs and horns and a red tail and smells of ozone and sulfur. He...
April 13th 05 02:21 PM
by Marco Rispoli Go to last post
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Comanche accident averted last evening by [email protected]
Just another day of flying in the bay area yesterday - or so I thought. It was past 7:45 pm. Beautiful evening sunset. Winds [email protected] No gusts. No turbulence. I was on my third touch and go. A Comanche was inbound and cleared to land on RWY31. I was cleared for the option (number two) and requested...
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April 13th 05 10:02 AM
by Roger Go to last post
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AOPA shutting down their message board by OtisWinslow
They announced they were shutting it down on Monday. Supposedly it's going to reopen in about "4 to 6" weeks. In the mean time they say they're going to "upgrade" it but they haven't decided what software because their lawyers are looking at ways to tighten up the rules and protect them. This came...
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April 13th 05 05:25 AM
by Greg Esres Go to last post
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Failure #10 by Capt.Doug
I was heading down island on Easter Sunday to do a little bone fishing, cruising at 11,500' in a Navajo Chieftain with a 20 knot tailwind, just me and some calypso music on the AM radio (ADF for you student pilots). The autopilot was doing a fine job. Then the right engine hiccupped. It was a small...
April 13th 05 02:49 AM
by Capt.Doug Go to last post
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Sun N Fun Pireps? by Jay Honeck
This is the first year since 2001 that we haven't attended, and I'm experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Anyone "live at the scene"? What's new there this year? -- Jay Honeck Iowa City, IA Pathfinder N56993 www.AlexisParkInn.com "Your Aviation Destination"
April 13th 05 02:10 AM
by Kimberly Fromal Go to last post
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Cigarette Lighter Adapter- Cessna 172 by TF
I attempted to plug in my portable GPS unit into a 2003 172 and ... I couldn't. The "standard" cigarette adapter has been replaced with a smaller something. I didn't have time to look too closely as to what the new outlet is. The GPS was just a backup and I was just going locally . Question....
April 13th 05 01:01 AM
by TF Go to last post
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Orlando Class Bravo by Ehvee8or
Greetings all, I'm a low-time private pilot in the Tampa Bay area, planning a trip this weekend over to Cape Canaveral (KTIX - Spaceport Regional) to see the shuttle sitting on the pad. I've flown through Tampa Class Bravo before, and learned that approach control sends VFR traffic flying east to...
April 12th 05 11:41 PM
by Ben Jackson Go to last post
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Flight Applications Poll by Nicolas Dufour
Hello I'm doing a little poll among you to know if in your pilot activities you are using Linux applications, for flight planning, navigation reports, etc. If you have a favorite application, tell me then i can update the document "Linux Aviation HOWTO". Thank you
April 12th 05 09:00 PM
by Frank Go to last post
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Reading back altimeter settings? by Paul Tomblin
Does anybody have a good handle on when ATC wants you to read back altimeter settings? On a single IFR flight on Tuesday, I encountered several controllers who I'd check in with, and they'd give me an altimeter setting, and that would be it, and 2 (both in Canada, BTW) whom when I didn't read back...
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April 12th 05 04:53 PM
by Matt Barrow Go to last post
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Beech Sundowner/Sierra PIREP wanted by Don Byrer
Saw an interesting article in Private Pilot mag about the Sierra. Roomy & stable....sounds like my kind of plane. Prices look decent; and the FG Sundowner even cheaper (and more insurable for a 150-hour pilot than the RG Sierra) Looking for something that can handle two large adults + baggage...
April 12th 05 05:41 AM
by Don Byrer Go to last post
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Citation by Hilton
Hi, Any (good) books on Citation I/II systems and/or how to fly it? Anyone selling the 'manual'? Any other recommendations appreciated. I'm *thinking* about doing a type-rating sometime during the next 12-18 months, and figured I could start looking at the plane now. BTW: I have the King's and...
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April 12th 05 04:11 AM
by Hilton Go to last post
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What it's all about by Jay Honeck
Yesterday was one of those glorious early spring days that can only happen in the Midwest. The air was crisp and dry, so that when you stood in the sun you were warm, but a step into the shade required a sweater. The wind sock was just flopping around, the horizon was razor sharp, and the pattern...
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April 12th 05 12:56 AM
by Grumman-581 Go to last post
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Angel Flight gets some good local press by Dave S
The following made the Sunday edition of the Houston Chronicle, the only daily English paper in the 4th Largest US city. http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/3126650 The first few viewings are "free", after that, repeated browsing requires a free registration. First couple...
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April 11th 05 06:36 PM
by Peter Duniho Go to last post
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Wasted Trip by W P Dixon
Hi Yall, Just got back from Winchester ,VA. I went up there to fly an old L3 , but after having the arrangements made for the last week after I drive all the way up there, I am told that no one had put me on the schedule. ( Had been having to reschedule due to bad weather for a month). Of course...
April 11th 05 05:46 PM
by W P Dixon Go to last post
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Prelim NTSB report, Pilatus accident in PA by vincent p. norris
Fo those who inquired about this accident, here is the preliminary NTSB report: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20050331X00387&key=1 vince norris
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April 11th 05 02:52 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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No more partial checkrides. :( by Robert M. Gary
I just called a local examiner to ask what will happen if the weather isn't good enough to fly with my student tomorrow. He said that the Sacramento FSDO recently told him that he is not allowed to begin a checkride (i.e. do the oral) unless he believes there is a high probability of finishing the...
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April 11th 05 01:41 PM
by Ron Natalie Go to last post
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Tire for Hire by TaxSrv
"jsmith" wrote: In Ohio, if you are travelling 16 mph or more over the posted speed limit, you can be charged with reckless operation in addition to speeding. What section of the Ohio Revised Code says that? I came up dry on the Anderson's web site. Fred F.
April 10th 05 05:15 PM
by jsmith Go to last post
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This was found in a FAA ATCT by Peterpan
Letter found in FAA ATCT breakroom Funny Protected Class or the Subtle spread of Perversion?
April 10th 05 01:47 PM
by S. Go to last post
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AOPA Security alert? by C J Campbell
Okay, I know security is important, but this reads like DHS or AOPA have been taken in by an April Fools prank. I mean, really, a terrorist who goes by the name of Hijaq? ------------------------------------------------------------------- AOPA ePilot Special Airspace Bulletin April...
April 10th 05 12:56 PM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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