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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by justinmbowen, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. May 30, 2020 at 10:45 AM
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    theredofshaw

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    Anybody see the launch in person?
     
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  3. May 30, 2020 at 1:07 PM
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    I wish!
     
  4. May 30, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    I did. We got about a minute of visual before it was in the clouds and gone.
     
  5. May 30, 2020 at 1:56 PM
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    I've been very lucky living in this area the last ten years and working at Kennedy Space Center the last year to see plenty of launches from some awesome places.

    As far as importance, this one is obviously way up there. As far as where I saw it from, conditions, etc it was fairly low, but cool nonetheless.

    Screenshot_20200530-165553_Video Player.jpg
     
  6. May 30, 2020 at 3:12 PM
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    Still better than my view!
     
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  7. May 30, 2020 at 6:23 PM
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    Well....3rd generation pilot took flight today. Grandpa started in the Air Force in 1959 and ended in 1997. I started in 1986 and still going strong with 20 years so far at NJA. My youngest began his journey today. 6846F4B1-61FD-459F-BEE4-2FC2CED23C14.jpg
     
  8. May 31, 2020 at 8:07 PM
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    Thanks for saying so. It's hard to take a bad picture of a float plane. And the environment they operate in kind of lends itself to provide the perfect backdrop. She's indeed a beaut though.Or she was. We had a hail storm about a year and a half ago that left some holes and ringworm. It's covered in colour matched patches. Maybe recovering it entirely when it comes out of the water this fall. It's a shame, cuz whoever laid that paint on did such an awesome job.

    The guy I own this plane with out here at the lake, he had sold his two planes, a really built and modded PA-12, and a Citabria 7GCBC. He was very generous, allowing me to fly them whenever I wanted, which would be a couple of times a week whenever I was off work and out at camp. Float flying is addicting. Anyways, we were sitting around in his hangar one afternoon, both kind of feeling a bit of regret about not having a plane to fly. Long story short, he showed me this yellow Champ that was advertised in the COPA (Canadian equivalent of AOPA), we enquired, and 10 days later the airplane had completed the journey from Orillia to Kenora on a flat deck behind his Ram. He told me the second he saw, he knew he was coming home with it. We trailered it because it hadn't flown in over a year, and there's a lot of inhospitable territory between there and here if you run into trouble. Glad we did, because there were certainly a few issues to take care of before we could jump in and go flying. Some mods over that first winter, droop tips, vortex generators, and the big one, shortening the back float struts so it sat properly in the water. Winter number 2, the O-320 and borer prop went on.

    It brings us a lot of joy, and it's a rewarding thing to be able to share that, so if for whatever reason, you find yourself up in this corner of Ontario, the offers open to come out and do some flying

    And one shot from tonight, leaning out the door as I taxied in. It was a perfect evening for flying.

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    That was fun, got it first try. Pretty sure I would have starved to death or run out of fuel in real life though.
     
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    That’s a shame. I actually enjoy riding those old birds. To me, they were quieter and generally more comfortable than anything comparable.
     
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    That was hard. I am not patient enough
     
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    That was super hard. Thought I was a good stick.
     
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    Congrats on winning the grand prize!

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