Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. flanga

    flanga Delusions of Adequacy

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  2. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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  3. GTomic

    GTomic Sanguine

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    N53059 is Assigned

    Aircraft Description

    Serial Number 18502347 Type Registration Individual
    Manufacturer Name CESSNA Certificate Issue Date 05/27/1987
    Model A185F Status Undel Tri
    Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Single-Engine Type Engine Reciprocating
    Pending Number Change None Dealer No
    Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 51531626
    MFR Year 1974 Fractional Owner NO
  4. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Hopefully there is a coat of clear over all that polish!!! The C185 is the plane I hope to own one day soon. Lots of range, plenty of power and very useful payload. They hold their value extremely well and it is hard to find a good one for less than 120K. The FBO I fly out of in SZP (CP Aviation), is working on upgrading two really, really nice 185s right now, one of them is owned by Baron Hilton. I get major wood everytime I walk over to check on the progress on them.
  5. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Can someone here host a video if I email it to them? I have had a cool video of the Super Scoopers picking up water for a while now, but I don't know how to put it up here.
  6. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Do you have a Smugmug account? If so, you can host it there. Or try YouTube.
  7. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Have SM, tried to do it, won't let me. It's an avi file and I don't have a fucking clue what that means.
  8. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    :lol3 YouTube says they support avi files.
  9. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    I likes me some ragwing taildraggers...
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  13. WOXOF

    WOXOF Just wander'n

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    Beautiful Super Cub :thumb

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  14. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    I don't remember which fire this was from, but it was 2 or 3 years ago. The lake is in the middle of a bunch of mansions in Thousand Oaks...


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  15. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    BIG TIRES & BIG PROPS!!!!

    Needs a bigger prop!


    Dave
  16. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Mike I'm glad you went to the effort to share the vid, that was sweet. Not an easy scoop in that little valley in the Santa Ana winds.

    The last fire we had over here in Simi Valley, I climbed up on top of the hill behind my house with a hand held and watched and listened to all of the aerial attacks going on over on the other side of the valley. All 4 of the CDF planes were running a typical pattern: upwind, crosswind, downwind, & base with their drop on the final. EXCEPT the CANOOKS, who always came in direct, causing the aircontroller to have others do 360s and jump through hoops to stay out of their way. You could tell the CANOOKS were not well liked with their tactics by the chatter from the other pilots.
  17. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    I am guessing that the operating costs has something to do with their tactics. I don't remember the exact number, but I think they are based here at a cost of a couple of million dollars, and I'm sure the city/county/state are responsible for cost of ops. Ergo, get your ass there ASAP, drop and repeat with haste.
  18. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Mars scooping at Lake Elsinore...

    [​IMG]
  19. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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  20. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Now that's MEGA aviation!!!!