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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

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

  1. Apr 14, 2021 at 5:49 PM
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    No air bladder. There's a series of sealed compartments. These floats are PK1800's, and they have six such compartments per float. Part of the preflight is to check each compartment for water by taking a pump and sticking it in each of the pump outs on the top of the floats. No float is completely water right, but these are pretty close. Might get a cup of water total out of them over the course of a week.

    I can take a picture of the pump outs tomorrow if you or anyone is interested in seeing them.
     
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  2. Apr 15, 2021 at 5:52 AM
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    Finally starting my PPL back up after my school had shut down, only 4 hours to go. :bananadance:
     
  3. Apr 15, 2021 at 7:44 AM
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    They shut down when you had 4 hours to go? Boy, I’d be so mad
     
  4. Apr 15, 2021 at 9:06 AM
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    No, 4 hours til flying. This will be attempt #3. Started while stationed in Virginia, moved home and tried to start back up after I recovered from my shoulder surgery (took about a year) then the school closed due to covid after taking one lesson last March. Third times a charm? o_O
     
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  5. Apr 15, 2021 at 9:21 AM
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    Oh, dang. Stay motivated and you’ll knock it out quick!
     
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  7. Apr 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM
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    Best of luck!
     
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  8. Apr 15, 2021 at 6:25 PM
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    Took my 3rd time before I got my license. Just wrong time and place on the first two and couldn't really commit the time and money.
     
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  9. Apr 16, 2021 at 7:33 AM
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    Scheduled for three 2hr sessions per week until its done. Husband needs a relief tow pilot so thats the end goal: PPL, TW, Spin, Tow.
    Flew around PWM a bit yesterday, was nice to be back in it and remembered most of it (my landings still leave a lot to be desired). I have an aversion to pulling the nose up just due to habit coming from a glider the last 20 yrs with no power so thats going to be interesting to overcome.
    Having that whirly thing in the front is gonna take some getting used to. :rofl:
     
  10. Apr 16, 2021 at 8:46 AM
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    Good thing you got twenty years experience with non-whirly thing in front. Should the whirly stop keeping you cool, you'll be in glider mode.
     
  11. Apr 16, 2021 at 6:07 PM
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    Kind of cool how you can make out the ice roads still on the rotting ice.
    PXL_20210416_221554939.jpg PXL_20210416_221401583.jpg
    And just another shot of her put to bed. No touching up. The pixel just has a good camera/camera software. PXL_20210417_004553511.jpg
     
  12. Apr 16, 2021 at 6:38 PM
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    ...^^^... Great pics ... especially the bottom one ... :thumbsup:
     
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    I tried to get a shot like that last evening while I was doing some work outside, but what I thought was my phone in my back pocket was actually a bottle of Maguires scratch and swirl remover. Didn't want to miss out tonight. The weather is suppose to turn tomorrow. Winter wants to give us a last parting shot.
     
  14. Apr 16, 2021 at 8:37 PM
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    This kind of flying looks SO fun. Do you do float instruction? :D
     
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    I am on the Transport Canada float instructor list, yes. And it is super fun! I just wish my plane had more space, and covered more ground per tank so I could do pilots and paws like yourself.
     
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    The pilots n paws flights are super fun. My work schedule has been totally crazy the past couple months so I haven’t been able to do a PnP mission in a while. I’m not familiar with Transport Canada, what is that?
     
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    We have 4 dogs. All rescues. I can only imagine how rewarding those PnP flights must be. Transport Canada is our regulator. Similar to what the FAA would be to you.
     
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  19. Apr 19, 2021 at 6:50 AM
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    Congrats. The instrument rating is probably the most difficult rating. The rest of them are somewhat redundant. Are you planning on getting your CFI’s?
     
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    Yep - Commercial, Multi, then CFI, II, Maybe MEI if they will let me...ha! Then building hours or working towards some career. Going to get tail and float along the way too. Gotta find a way to afford a float plane and then fly it too...All in time!
     
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