Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. monkeydad

    monkeydad Long timer

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    Exactly. I let the pressure get to me to continue.

    After we tied down, the four of us, all Private Pilots with instrument rating, sat for a beer and as I was apologizing like crazy they all cut me off and said how relieved they were I turned back.

    No one said anything to me in flight.

    We all learned a valuable lesson.
  2. a572mike

    a572mike Adventurer

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    Just got back from a pancake breakfast fly in at Havre, MT. They had 4 airplanes giving Young Eagle rides and the FBO had full service 100LL for $4/gallon.

    My wife rode along with me today, it's the first time that she's been to a fly in with me and she had a great time. Now, she thinks that we need 50's apparel to match our all original '58 Skylane to wear to fly ins...
  3. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Sounds like you just created a monster - congratulations!

    Great that she enjoyed it.

    jdg
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  4. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Plus a few packs of Chesterfield's? In the 70's I thought 50's GA planes were about as hip as fat Elvis. Now days original or restored to original 50's planes are quite cool, with period correct paint jobs. Things like a '56 180, or Navion, or an early Tuna Tip 310 with the rear nacelle exhausts. Just a few modern add ons in avionics and better seat belts make for a practical, reasonably affordable and classic plane. I'd take restored to original 180 over a Cirrus any day.
  5. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Never have flown the 180. Have time in the 140 and 170. My dream tail-dragger is a nicely restored 195, with updated avionics.

    jdg
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  6. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    195. Never flown one, or flown in one - there are real beauties out there. I could see top line analog King avionics, a modernish AP and a GTN-650. But no G500 or G600, Aspen, or Avdyne flat glass. Maybe I'm a moran but doing that seems sacrilegious.
  7. jdgretz01

    jdgretz01 n00b

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    Have to agree with you on that.

    Jdg

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  8. Beemer Bob

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    Flew to WV77 yesterday for free food. My instructor and friends were there even with the threat of storms. A great day to fly.
    My instructor is the 3rd from the right, I am second from the right and we are standing in front of my 140. I learned to fly at WV77 in 1985/86. I love that place.
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  9. Rich B

    Rich B Long timer

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    Hey Bob, you coming to New Phila next Sunday for breakfast? I should be there
  10. Beemer Bob

    Beemer Bob Long timer

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    Rich, I had planned on camping out at WV77 next weekend but my plans are pretty dynamic. I may see you at Harry Cleaver....
  11. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    I find the psychology of their silence interesting. Literally, their lives were at stake. And not one asked you to turn around. I don't know what that says, but it says something!
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  12. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer

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    Even friends should practice Cockpit Resource Management.

    NFE
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  13. KHJPHOTO

    KHJPHOTO Old Man and the Road

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  14. KHJPHOTO

    KHJPHOTO Old Man and the Road

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    MASTER OF THE EUROPEAN SKIES.....In the early years anyway.
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    Don't miss the coming Air shows! Be sure to bookmark. www.SeeYouDownTheRoad.ORG.
  15. a572mike

    a572mike Adventurer

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    I used to kind of feel the same way. Here's the 182, it's been in my in-laws family since '71. I became its keeper about 6 years ago.

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  16. a572mike

    a572mike Adventurer

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    It's similar to the one that was on the 1958 180/182/Skylane Brochure

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  17. RomnCPO

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    IMG_1565.JPG 75th anniversary airshow at Tinker Airforce Base in Oklahoma City.
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  18. chazbird

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    Similar? That's awesome! Well done.

    Is the Sip 'N Dip still around? Loved that place!
  19. a572mike

    a572mike Adventurer

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    The paint is original, it's been hangared all of its life.

    Yes, the Sip 'n Dip is still there. The only time we ever go there is when we have friends visiting from out of town, as you got to see it to believe it. Otherwise, we don't go there, it's always way over crowded, there are very few places to sit, and it takes forever to get a drink.
  20. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Yep. and not limited to flying situations.
    I didn't realise I did it when out mountain biking. We would go remote and we had a planning session before hand and would talk about the progress along the way. not just where we were etc, but hungry, had enough to drink etc.

    I only realised it when the penny dropped in a Human Factors recurency we had to do at work. I said this and some people looked at me sideways 'huh" and others thought, "oh, here he goes again......"