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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 11:48 PM
by JerryK 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 11:51 PM
by JerryK Go to last post
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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 4th 03 12:53 AM
by Michael Go to last post
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New restaurant at KSNS? by Ross Oliver
I seem to remember seeing a notice on one of the local airport bulletin boards that the restaurant in the Salinas (KSNS) airport terminal building is open again. Is this accurate? Anyone try it yet? Happy landings, Ross Oliver
December 4th 03 01:38 AM
by No Such User Go to last post
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FAA Plane Certfication by Darkwing Duck
I read somewhere that the Symphony 4 cost over $25 million to certify! Is that really how much it costs for companys like Cirrus, Lancair etc.?
December 4th 03 05:36 AM
by Darkwing Duck Go to last post
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New Aviation Terminology by DeltaDeltaDelta
Recently I dug up an article from some magazine concerning the Tenerife accident when two 747s collided due to language miscomprehension by one of the pilots. Later in the text, the author wrote that ICAO was working on a new set of aviation terminology that is supposed to be an...
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December 4th 03 09:31 AM
by Julian Scarfe Go to last post
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Question for Pressurised Baron pilots by DeltaDeltaDelta
I've been trying to find some info on this thing for quite a while now. I've been to Raytheon's site and found specs for the normal Baron only. If some of you do own the P version, could you please tell me what engines do they have? Are they the regular IO-550s or are they turbocharged? And what...
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December 4th 03 02:54 PM
by H. Adam Stevens Go to last post
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TSA Standards for General Aviation Airport Security by Larry Dighera
http://www.tsa.gov/public/interapp/editorial/editorial_1113.xml This IB will constitute a set of federally endorsed guidelines for enhancing airport security at GA facilities throughout the nation. The TSA IB is due out early in 2004.
December 4th 03 03:54 PM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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Diamond DA40-180 by lance smith
I've been flying a Diamond Star DA40-180 for a few months now and wanted to post my thoughts on it. I transitioned from a 172 to the DA40 and my FOB rents out both for about the same price. However the DA40 is much nicer: faster, more room, standard fancy electronics, and definitely sexier (sorry...
December 4th 03 05:00 PM
by Thomas Borchert Go to last post
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Headsets by pinkflyer
I've been toying with the idea of getting my headsets repainted in that harlequin paint you see on cars. You'd know instamatically what I'm talking about if you've seen those cars that change colour. Any...
December 4th 03 05:03 PM
by Thomas Borchert Go to last post
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"Four flights Thursday. ...Inform Press. ...Home by Christmas." by Don Tuite
Copied with permission from rec.arts.books: The contraption and the bicycle makers four times aloft at Kittyhawk, among astonished gulls unused to share their mastery of the wind; the air sundered briefly, the most a minute; before gravity resumed dominion over canvas, wood and wire.
December 4th 03 05:19 PM
by Don Tuite Go to last post
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Blimp goes down by G.R. Patterson III
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20031204/ap_on_re_us/blimp_accident_5 George Patterson Some people think they hear a call to the priesthood when what they really hear is a tiny voice whispering "It's indoor work with no heavy lifting".
December 4th 03 06:12 PM
by G.R. Patterson III Go to last post
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NDB's in the UK by Harvey
There is a CAA document which lists the range of a small number of the NDBs in the UK, along with the VORs. But most of the NDBs on the 1:500,000 UK map are just not in that list at all. It appears that some are not working at all, or of *very* short range. I tried to use two close by recently...
December 4th 03 08:15 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Certified to Experimental? by Jeff Franks
Just wondering. Is it possible (read practical) to take a certified aircraft (C172 for example) and have it "demoted" to an Experimental? Seems there are LOTS of great options out there for non-certified flight instruments (EFIS's and such) available for not much more than a song and a dance, but...
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December 4th 03 11:25 PM
by Michael Go to last post
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PCL for helicopters question by Slav Inger
Hi all, Sorry haven't been participating much lately, "free time" has become just a figure of speech for me lately. Quick question: I'm not a helicopter pilot, so I don't have any first-hand experience with this. A family member is an electrician and works at a hospital where they're thinking of...
December 4th 03 11:38 PM
by Jim Go to last post
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ICom A-5 Question - Battery Level Indicator by Harry Gordon
Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone. Hope you didn't over eat like I did :-( or :-) depending on your perspective. A month or so ago, I purchased the ICom A-5. It came with the rechargeable battery. I have read a lot about that battery so I know that it leaves some to be desired. After I charged...
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December 5th 03 01:07 AM
by Harry Gordon Go to last post
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Another article by Roger Long
I'm in danger of becoming a regular contributor to "Aviation Safety". My second article has just gone to press. It answers these burning questions: 1) Why is nose wheel shimmy usually reported by only two or three club members and no one else is having a problem? 2) How can you grease a...
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December 5th 03 01:18 AM
by Peter Duniho Go to last post
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Va and negative g's & fun non-acrobatic maneuvers by Koopas Ly
Me again, Va seems to be only intended to protect against excessive positive load factors. What about negative g's? Can I find a Va for negative design load factors (-1.52 g) for the C172SP anywhere? Reason I am asking is that I want to try the "floating pencil" trick next time I fly but I...
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December 5th 03 03:03 AM
by Dave Russell Go to last post
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Canadore College's DC-9 by Steve
Just wondering if anyone on this NG is involved with Canadore College's acquistion of the Air Canada DC-9 thats being donated. I'm just curious cause I can't get any information from my teachers about it.
December 5th 03 05:20 AM
by Steve Go to last post
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flying into the new Air and Space Museum by Margy Natalie
I've done a bit of research on where to put your plane if you are flying in. You can't taxi to the museum, so that is right out. Piedmont Hawthorne quoted me $10.96 for landing and $20 a day for parking, with NO transport to the museum. They did offer me a number for Enterprise rent a car and...
December 5th 03 11:31 AM
by Cub Driver Go to last post
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