Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. MelissaToBeMe

    MelissaToBeMe Been here awhile

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    I can't believe that I'm just now seeing this thread. Please excuse me- I have 331 pages to catch up on.:clap
  2. GuyRocket

    GuyRocket Been here awhile

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    As long as they happen in the proper order, there are few things that go together better than airplanes and beer! My family had a silver replica of my RV made for me. I turned it into a tap handle too--I'll have to find a pic.
  3. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    So, didja bring your own personalized tug along? :deal

    PM's gonna have a huge fan base this year!
  4. Keith

    Keith Slabbing it

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    Any more info about the Formula 1 racer?
  5. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    LOL, yeah they have a kick ass little flying tiger tug!

    To be honest, I didnt fully understand what i was getting into when I signed on. As time is going on, I am more and more realizing just what this year is going to be like with the mods that have been made to PM. I honestly feel like i got the Willy Wonka golden ticket at times!
  6. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    I can actually contribute to this thread! I just got back from a fishing trip to Canada, way north on the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border, which means...float planes! I may not have the year right, but our transport to the fishing camp was this 1953 deHaviland Otter Turbo which this company has 2 in their fleet...the pilot let my 8 yr old be on the stick for the return flight and bank a nice turn. I think it was one of his highlights, for sure!
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    The boys got to do a lot of this...
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    The company also has a cool old Beaver. I remember flying in this one years ago on one of my earlier trips here...
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  7. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Love it. Wish you had video. :D You get a lot of neat airplanes, for what surely must be a small airport in southern Missouri. Is your airport conveniently placed for travelers or something?


  8. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    A long time ago in this thread I posted an audio file of me getting to start the engine on the Beech 18 we have at our A&P school.

    They brought it inside finally and are starting to restore it.

    Here it is as it stands now.

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    Here's a cabinet of some of the paperwork from the previous owners.

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  9. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    Actually, I miss quite a few shots because I'm working sometimes...:D

    I think we do a bit of business from coast-to-coast flyers because of our location. Also, no ramp fees, decent approaches, a control tower, and the ability to get in and out are appealing to some of the corporate types. My friends who are not aviators are often surprised when I tell them about the going's on at the airport here too. Maybe people who don't hang out at their local airport every day just don't understand what really goes on or how much commerce takes place out there. We've got about 80-90 based aircraft including a handfull of corporate jets and maybe 7-8 helicopters. Here's the lowdown...

    http://www.airnav.com/airport/KCGI
  10. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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  11. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    Waynes Worlding.

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  12. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    The plane ID thread has fallen off the edge of ADV. Was this plane included?

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  13. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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  14. DMZ

    DMZ Castor Bean Addict

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    Is it one of the Air Force's/NASA's hypersonic X planes?
  15. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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  16. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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  17. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    It's like a vindication. Change it to "5th Grade teacher" and it would be spot on. Up yours, Ms. Sheppard!

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  18. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Gentlemen, you have a race!

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  19. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    That turbo Otter looks to be heavily loaded judging by how low the rear of the floats are sitting in the water. Hot, calm day with a big load means a long takeoff run for float planes. If you can get it up on the step it should get off though. :wink:
  20. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Yeah, it was full with 7 or 8 guys who were leaving the camp, all their gear and tons of fish on ice. Cool weather, maybe low 60s. I think from pulling from the dock, he was up in less than a 1/4 mile. I was impressed. The little plane that came in a few times would do it in about 200 yards. I couldn't believe how quick it was, but he was usually empty..