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by AirFrame
Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: turbo encabulator
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: turbo encabulator

Ah, nothing like the classics. I did a quick search but couldn't find the second video... There are two, this is the first that is more of a sales pitch, the second is the service instructions. It's not as good, but it fits once you've seen the first one. I hate it when my differential girdle spring...
by AirFrame
Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: taildragger checkouts
Replies: 37
Views: 3215

Re: taildragger checkouts

fuel @ 500 $ an hour...... not a chance. In the L29 when asked about fuel burn I usually provide a practical example. Imagine a Guiness pint glass full of Jet A, now calculate how many seconds the engine has been running.....that is how many glasses you will need.... That's 450 gal/hr, about 3.5 ti...
by AirFrame
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pentagon can't explain 'missile' off California
Replies: 27
Views: 2224

Re: Pentagon can't explain 'missile' off California

floydb wrote:Pentagram can't explain the missile or whatever it was that hit their own bldg, how would they explain one in Californy :mrgreen: .
Oh, don't start that cr*p again... Isn't feeding the tinfoil hats illegal? :lol:
by AirFrame
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot charged in Norman Wells death
Replies: 113
Views: 14478

Re: Pilot charged in Norman Wells death

One would require more facts to make a solid conclusion. What altitude and location was the pass planned at? Was it planned and agreed to do a low pass over the apron area at less than 10 feet of altitude? That's indeed the question. I couldn't tell from the story that the two pilots involved were ...
by AirFrame
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: taildragger checkouts
Replies: 37
Views: 3215

Re: taildragger checkouts

An L39 costs around 15% of what a P-51 costs. And the maintenance is far, far less. I agree on both counts (and was already aware of both facts). I was thinking more in terms of the incremental cost of taking someone for a 1 hour flight. Assuming you've already got an L-39 or P-51 that you can affo...
by AirFrame
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: The Dangers of these new Backscatter X-ray Scanners
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: The Dangers of these new Backscatter X-ray Scanners

Welcome to yet another scene in the ongoing security theatre.

At this rate, instructors will soon be required to pat down student pilots before every training flight. :P
by AirFrame
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logbook Apps for Iphone/Ipad touch
Replies: 19
Views: 2654

Re: Log Book App

I think if I had a better way to edit spreadsheets on the iPhone I would just stick with a spreadsheet. The logbook programs are always lacking in one way or another. Either they don't let you import/export your data, or they aren't customizable to give you extra fields for things you want to track,...
by AirFrame
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: taildragger checkouts
Replies: 37
Views: 3215

Re: taildragger checkouts

Okay, an L39 would be cool. But another price point above a P-51, no? And it's not a taildragger, so it really doesn't belong in this thread... :) I think what might discourage me most from the "ride in a P-51" places is that they're commercial operations... I'd feel like I was buying a ride. Which ...
by AirFrame
Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Formation Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 2546

Re: Formation Flying

"...flying airplanes is really not all that difficult so it attracts some of the most mentally challenged people in society." A user named "human garbage" might want to avoid snide comments with that as his signature. What is the fascination with formation flying anyhow? I've done it a few time and...
by AirFrame
Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: taildragger checkouts
Replies: 37
Views: 3215

Re: taildragger checkouts

I suspect i'd be as disappointed with a ride in a P-51 as the earlier poster. I'm speechless :!: Don't misunderstand... I think it's an awesome airplane, and love the sound of that engine. But I temper that with the knowledge that any P-51 that I could afford a ride in wouldn't be one that I could ...
by AirFrame
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Formation Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 2546

Re: Formation Flying

I can see how alot of that would be overblown, but is the part about the 2 aircraft doing a 360 to come in final again not true? I'll wait for the updated CADORS before addressing the incident in question. But I'll give some general Formation info as background: Standard landing procedure for a for...
by AirFrame
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Formation Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 2546

Re: Formation Flying

As someone who was witness to this event as a member of the formation, I will point out that the CADORS report as written does not reflect accurately the events that transpired. I'll leave it at that, the formation leads have talked to Transport directly and I expect the CADORS report will be update...
by AirFrame
Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: taildragger checkouts
Replies: 37
Views: 3215

Re: taildragger checkouts

With Remembrance day coming up shortly also time to pay respect to those that didn't do it for the fun of it, some paying the ultimate price . Something to think about when we think we need more stuff. I suspect i'd be as disappointed with a ride in a P-51 as the earlier poster... I've been up in a...
by AirFrame
Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Easy way to get CADORS regularly?
Replies: 9
Views: 2106

Re: Easy way to get CADORS regularly?

toelessjoe wrote:Try busting minimums on a regular basis, Or taxiing over a runwaylight.
LOL... No, I did mean getting *other* people's CADORS. I hear about my own directly... :P
by AirFrame
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Easy way to get CADORS regularly?
Replies: 9
Views: 2106

Easy way to get CADORS regularly?

I'm wondering if there's an easier way to get regular CADORS reports... I'm thinking ideally something on the lines of an RSS feed, that you could configure with the same search parameters as the regular CADORS query. But even an RSS feed for each region, that is only updated when the report is firs...
by AirFrame
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fatal Crash - Mabel Lake
Replies: 24
Views: 4490

Re: Fatal Crash - Mabel Lake

A friend flew up to the Mabel Lake Resort last thursday... Called for PPR first, was told they would need a tee time. So they called the golf course, and got a tee time. While having lunch at the golf course, they called the pro shop and cancelled the tee time. No problem. They talked to the owner, ...
by AirFrame
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transition Lenses
Replies: 9
Views: 1338

Re: Transition Lenses

Another vote for Zenni Optical. I have been buying glasses from them for about 8 years now. $80 will get you stylish glasses with transitions lenses, if you want to try it for yourself. I wear them while flying and have no issues. The previous poster is correct that they do not transition fully in t...
by AirFrame
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: DSLR Question
Replies: 34
Views: 1082

Re: DSLR Question

I shoot for part of my living, and to a person all of my associates who shoot full-time feel that Nikkor produces the better glass - I've had both top end Canon and Nikkor glass and don't see any real difference in everyday use. ... Even the once Canon dominated sports photography is starting to se...
by AirFrame
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: DSLR Question
Replies: 34
Views: 1082

Re: DSLR Question

After many years spent schleping F3s and the like, through jungles, swaps, over mountains etc., a nice light weight "consumer" rig looks pretty good to me. Perhaps a D60, XTi or the like will just fine. Not everybody wants/needs a pro rig. Very true. I can't speak for the D60, i'm not famililar wit...
by AirFrame
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: DSLR Question
Replies: 34
Views: 1082

Re: DSLR Question

I've shot/shoot both Canon's and Nikon's top end gear, and while there' been a perception for years that Nikkor produces the better glass (you got it backwards) I've seen zero evidence of this with direct comparison of my own stuff. The overwhelming majority of Pro photographers would disagree with...
by AirFrame
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATC language usage
Replies: 31
Views: 1801

Re: ATC language usage

I would no sooner speak french while flying an airplane than I would speak english while making love.

Right tool for the right job, n'est pas?
by AirFrame
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada plane diverted after man (not pilot) steals beer
Replies: 45
Views: 2835

Re: Air Canada plane diverted after man (not pilot) steals beer

Good thing those three didn't try to take any peanuts... They might have been assaulted!

(sorry)
by AirFrame
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: DSLR Question
Replies: 34
Views: 1082

Re: DSLR Question

If you're just taking holiday snaps, any old camera will do. If you'd like to get beyond the same old photos that everyone takes, you'll need to consider a more professional setup. And by that, I mean you'll need to spend the money and get Nikon or Canon. Both Nikon and Canon have good bodies and go...

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