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Old 12th Jun 2009, 02:30
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SoCalif
Posts: 898

I must know you, Putt, and you can't be Stan Lipnicki. I knew Al Smith at DAC also.

The avionics manufacturers wrote Pilots' Guides, and few of them reached the pilots. They were too expensive to just hand out, after all. Besides, how many pilots would have read them?

Today, it's so easy to put a PG on a site, with unlimited access.

I did get to provide limited pilot training during re-currents. One Capt. said, "Don't use it in Wx; it attracts lightning." I was caught flatfooted by that, but recovered, saying, "Your old radar transmitter was 60,000 watts peak. This new radar transmitter is only 100 watts; it won't attract lightning.

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