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Old 11-04-2010, 09:05 AM   #1246
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I haven't seen this video posted yet:




Meet The WWI Fokkers on The Flightline TV show from Mike Francis on Vimeo.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:34 PM   #1247
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:36 AM   #1248
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So, what do you suppose is up (or down) with the A380 engines?

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Old 11-05-2010, 05:17 AM   #1249
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A380 engine...

Bird strike? Volcanic ash? Bad turbine blade? That monster on the wing from the Twilight Zone episode with William Shatner?
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:37 AM   #1250
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Completely off of the current subject......................




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Old 11-05-2010, 11:18 AM   #1251
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Sweet! F-22 tearing it up overhead right now in preperation for tomorrow's airshow...I need to get some pics!




Grrrr! Crappy cellphone camera!

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Old 11-06-2010, 08:06 PM   #1252
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A nice pic I took early one morning several years ago at the flight school while waiting for glassy water conditions to complete that portion of my seaplane rating. The instructor insisted on actual glassy water, not simulated. This was the morning I finally got 'er done.

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Old 11-07-2010, 08:40 AM   #1253
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Besides being a nice picture that certainly shows the no-horizon aspect of glassy water.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:54 AM   #1254
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Explain this glassy water stuff please.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:27 AM   #1255
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Explain this glassy water stuff please.
When landing a floatplane on glassy water it is impossible to tell how high above the water you are. You just see a reflection of the sky. The danger is either hitting the water surface too hard or flaring too early because you can't tell how high you are. The trick is to land near a shoreline if possible to give some visual reference and to set up an approach with a power setting that will give you about 100 feet per minute decent in a nose high attitude. You basically fly it onto the water without flaring. This technique also works for ski planes on a cloudy day when there are no shadows
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:14 AM   #1256
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One of my pals used to toss out one of his (floatable) cushions if the water was too smooth. He'd land next to it, taxi back, and pick it up.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:12 AM   #1257
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When landing a floatplane on glassy water it is impossible to tell how high above the water you are. You just see a reflection of the sky. The danger is either hitting the water surface too hard or flaring too early because you can't tell how high you are. The trick is to land near a shoreline if possible to give some visual reference and to set up an approach with a power setting that will give you about 100 feet per minute decent in a nose high attitude. You basically fly it onto the water without flaring. This technique also works for ski planes on a cloudy day when there are no shadows
Thanks, I've only been in a float plane one time, I figured it was something like that, but never had it splained to me.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:43 PM   #1258
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:14 PM   #1259
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AWESOME altitude !
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:13 AM   #1260
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