Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    AFAIK, BFR and you're legal. Have the instructor spend a little extra time with you and you should be good. Then get out (alone) and do a little flying to get comfortable in the cockpit before dragging anyone along with you. That's what I did after about a six-year layoff.
  2. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    +1, if you're leasing the FBO might require some extra dual before they will rent to you.
  3. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    I have to stop giving my shit away. :lol3

    S.C.
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    I thought it was awesome and I think I just found some new riding music, too :D
  5. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    That was great.

    :thumb :thumb

  6. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Oh, BS. I didn’t see anybody in there doing their best to kill them. :patch
  7. GuyRocket

    GuyRocket Been here awhile

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    I got my private in 1991 while working at Wendys (free food) and living at the airport for free. I quit flying in about 1993 because that sort of lifestyle was not sustainable. Fast forward to 2007. Renewed medical. Spent some time reading and reviewing regulations and their changes. I basically pretended that I was preparing for the written again. I then spent about 7 hours with a CFI and got signed off (BFR). No big deal really. Go for it!

    Guy
  8. Gernick

    Gernick Long timer

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  9. gbranham

    gbranham Double eye

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  10. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    "FiFi" just flew over at about 500' AGL.
  11. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    [​IMG]

    In my opinion, this would have made a much better choice for the joint strike fighter. Far less expensive, far simpler. We wouldn't be in the mess we're in with the F-35 now. And it's better-looking.
  12. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Beauty is in eye of the beholder.
  13. cross-country

    cross-country .

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    It's the happiest looking aircraft eva!

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  14. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    We needed a modern version of the A-6 for a strike fighter. A dump truck, not a Ferrari. What a mess.
  15. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    I'm sure Boeing would have found a way to make a soup sandwich of it and milk it for a few billion in over-runs too.
  16. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    It was a much more conservative design. I doubt it.
  17. PvtIdaho

    PvtIdaho Deck Spotter

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  18. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    That Boeing design just flat fell short on too many areas. It was simpler, yes, but it was also nearly entirely wrong... or poorly thought out.

    I'm not Lockheed fan-boy, but when there are only two choices and one is just a total WTF moment, the other will win.
  19. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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  20. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Why not just update the F-4 with increased payload and some stealth trickery?

    It'd be the best of both worlds.