Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    I was chatting with some tower folks up at Ft. McMurray up yonder and they raise that same hell at the airports, too!


    Dave
  2. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    Those are some amazing pics, Motomike!
  3. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Wow. :eek2



    Those Mars shots are simply amazing. :bow
  4. BeeDub

    BeeDub Havagoowan

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    Me, taking off from a Ft. Lauderdale heliport. My name ain't Tommy either, had to borrow the headset (I'm in CA). :D

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  5. BeeDub

    BeeDub Havagoowan

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    Okay, just one more fun beach flight. This was about a year and a half ago and it was my last flight to date. I do miss it.

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  6. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Cool!

    Thanks Beedub!!
  7. BeeDub

    BeeDub Havagoowan

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    Those ARE awesome! I love amphibians!!!

    I have a somewhat far-fetched dream of one day bringing an old Grumman Albatross back to life.
  8. BeeDub

    BeeDub Havagoowan

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    No problem! When I saw this thread I remembered I had those stuffed somewhere in my hard drive. Maybe I'll post them up to the helicopter thread where those pros can laugh at me. :lol3
  9. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    I recall a few years back seeing a show on the travel channel where an old pilot had spent his life savings on a run down albatross, did a complete I overhaul on it and renovated the interior to be like a modern RV and he and his wife where flying all over the world in it. I think the interview was at lake powell and they showed him flying in and pulling up to the dock.

    My father and I were dying on the couch.
  10. BeeDub

    BeeDub Havagoowan

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    That's awesome! I wish I'd seen that show. I even know where to find the fixer uppers...
  11. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Not mine. Someone emailed them to me a while back, and I had since deleted them. I just did a Google image search.

    I wish I could take credit for them!
  12. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    I saw something similar in a magazine. Might be the same people. They also had a couple of PWC's in pods under the wings that they could lower right into the water.
  13. SgtMike

    SgtMike facebook.com/mikeraces

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    I build racing shock absorbers... you hiring? I'll move (Charlotte, NC).
  14. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    must not let a cool thread die!!!
    This is what you get to do, when someone mistakes the flap switch for the gear switch, on rollout.
    Reader's digest pictorial...
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    Nothing like working your ass off under someone's scrutiny and deadline to be perfect, only to rush on a shitty paint job....
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  15. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    Don't those retractable gear planes have squat switches that won't let the gear come up with weight on them? Or was someone trying to raise flaps on final? :huh
  16. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    Perhaps on newer planes... May not be the case on this one...
    This guy landed, and on rollout, hit the wrong switch...
    Gear folded up, and skidded to a stop off the edge of the runway.
    Did plenty of damage.. gear doors, nose skins, belly skin, both flaps replaced, minor firewall/gear wheel well damage...
    Not to mention the damage to the guy's huge ego...

    The guy in the red sweat shirt owns it. His brother is the one who flew it and caused the incident.
    His brother also owns the cub in the back ground, and is the same cub I posted earlier in the thread...
    The super cub is also a hangermate with this bonanza and Cub.

    The next door hanger has the Stearman (posted earlier), and a T6 Texan...
    There's some cool toys at this little airport..
  17. EvilGenius

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    Awesome!

    So how do you like what you're doing?
  18. crampfan

    crampfan Banned

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    they still make you tear the engine down for a prop strike?, looks like he got him a new popo. I ground looped my old Taylor, the airframe damage was a piece of cake compared to the cost of the engine work.
  19. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Knew a guy with a Navion that folded the gear on start up. He had an A&P working on the gear earlier, went to fly the plane, didn't check the gear switch and when he started it, as soon as the hydraulics came up to pressure, whammo!

    He is a high hour pilot and active CFI also. Checking the gear switch was #2 on the checklist.
  20. Rider2898

    Rider2898 Adventurer Wannabe

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    Yep, engine overhaul is still manditory after a prop strike.
    We had a costomer that owned 2 bananzas. When I started the shop was finishing up replaceing the belly and engine after the owner bellied in one of his planes. About a month or 2 after his first bonanza was back flying his other bonanza appered in the shop needing a new belly and engine. :rofl