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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

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

  1. Apr 29, 2021 at 7:02 AM
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    justinmbowen

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    I learned to fly in a tail-wheel (Citabria) in high school. I haven’t flown in a small plane in many years now, but I still love tail wheel more than the rest of my flying experience.
    Like @CFI AandP said, go fly with your husband or get your own endorsement! It’s the best!
     
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  2. Apr 29, 2021 at 9:46 AM
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    Husband and I call the Citabria the ‘Chupacabra’ :rofl: They look like fun little planes and ive heard nothing but good things.
    Im getting my TW and spin/upset recovery stuff once PPL is done (hopefully by the aerobatic school in southern NH) then need a few more hrs in the experimental for my tow rating. Husband is going to be our tow pilot this summer at the hang gliding park and Im scrambling to cert to be his relief pilot for when he needs a break. The plane we’re ending up in is an experimental ‘Dragonfly’ tug with tailwheel. Its a flying boom with a rotax basically but the thing is fun as hell.
    2F232DE3-F46C-4FDC-850B-BAECAB15FCDE.jpg
     
  3. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:22 PM
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    I agree with Justin, if there is a plane and instructor nearby where you can earn your tailwheel endorsement then do it! They are not the easiest plane and instructor to find. I finally got my endorsement last year right before the pandemic started after finding a plane and instructor nearby for reasonable rates plus the ability to rent the plane solo after the endorsement. It was some of the most fun and humbling flying I have done.
     
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  4. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:52 PM
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    The tug on hang-gliders with a 2 stroke 582?!

    Fly'n by the seat of your pants.. bet it is a thrill.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2021 at 6:44 PM
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    The one we will be flying has a 912. Gets you up faster. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. May 1, 2021 at 11:25 AM
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    For some reason I am not getting alerts for new replies in this thread....I keep missing cool updates!
     
  7. May 1, 2021 at 5:55 PM
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    Finally taking a vacation!
    Will be able to go to National Naval Aviation Museum | Official Website several days in June. Been there several times and it never gets old. Not much of a beach person, but I never regret spending a week in Pensacola. The wife sleeps in and I go to the museum almost every morning. Takes several days for me to take it all in.
     
  8. May 1, 2021 at 8:33 PM
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    Nice, I went to Destin today. The water looked so nice! It was neat approaching over the water and landing over top of the buildings. Had to be on speed and slope for the 5000’ runway!
     
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  9. May 2, 2021 at 1:12 AM
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  10. May 2, 2021 at 6:07 PM
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    ...^^^... I remember that movie ... it was pretty good for its' time ... lol

    IIRC ... David Jensen (actor) was a former military pilot was in that chase.

    IIRC .. It was the "Bullitt Car Chase" in helicopters.
     
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  12. May 6, 2021 at 9:31 AM
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    Look closely at the Zero in there. There's a bullet hole in the fuselage from when the Allied troops would approach the Zeros, if the Japanese pilot survived the crash, they'd shoot at the Allied troops while hiding in the lower cockpit. Once this strategy was discovered, it became SOP to shoot that area of the plane as you walked up to ensure the pilot didn't shoot you first.
     
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  13. May 6, 2021 at 7:47 PM
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    I just saw something I've never seen before. I live in northwest Arkansas. Tonight around 945pm, I saw 47 airplanes flying in a tight single file coming from the southwest to to the northeast. It was night and I only saw a single light for each plane and could just barely hear anything. They must have been pretty high to barely hear 47 planes. Moving fairly quickly. And I think I heard something, but not sure if it was my mind playing tricks thinking I was.

    Any ideas? Does the military move planes like that in single file? Satellites? Aliens?
     
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  14. May 6, 2021 at 8:43 PM
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    Starlink satellites.

    [​IMG]

    They're slowly spreading out and should be pretty invisible once they're at altitude.
     
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    Most definitely aliens. I’m a pilot so I can speak from authority on this matter.
     
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  16. May 6, 2021 at 8:54 PM
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    I've heard astronomers are concerned about visibility due to starlink.
     
  17. May 7, 2021 at 3:25 AM
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    Ahhh, that explains it. My view was much more overhead and not on the horizon like that. They were coming over the house one at a time. Was pretty cool to see.
     
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  18. May 7, 2021 at 7:25 AM
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    Not gonna lie. I saw the same last night in south Louisiana and it totally freaked me out. But then I remembered I had literally watched the Falcon 9 launch live on Youtube and did a facepalm. I am not a smart man.
     
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  19. May 7, 2021 at 8:13 AM
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  20. May 7, 2021 at 9:27 AM
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    My friend in South Dakota saw them last night also. I still haven’t been able to see them myself yet
     
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