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26th Oct 2020, 16:00
Replies: 16
Views: 3,952
Posted By RatherBeFlying

My Trig TT22 transponder can run about 6 hours...

My Trig TT22 transponder can run about 6 hours off one of my glider batteries. I'd love to enable ADS-B Out, but the regulatory hoops in Canada have not yet been laid out with any degree of clarity...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Oct 2020, 17:06
Replies: 3,878
Views: 174,182
Posted By RatherBeFlying

There is something inherently wrong (even...

There is something inherently wrong (even treasonous) with a party in a democracy that actively prevents citizens from voting for the other side.

I've been a campaign volunteer a number of times...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Oct 2020, 16:46
Replies: 44
Views: 2,563
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Don't get a bridge

Do shop around. One of the teeth supporting my bridge had to come out; so had a double implant with bone added in the big city - $20,000. A few years later after moving to a smaller town, had to have...
7th Oct 2020, 02:50
Replies: 252
Views: 91,357
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Red face R/T Pedantry Cluster Fandango

Reminds me of theologians arguing over how many angels can dance on a pinhead:=
1st Oct 2020, 15:17
Replies: 252
Views: 91,357
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Gliding Bronze Badge for Herc Pilot

Hopefully the local glider community can arrange a presentation for his first out landing:ok:​​​​​
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Oct 2020, 02:20
Replies: 132
Views: 9,826
Posted By RatherBeFlying

I remember a print Saab advert that showed a...

I remember a print Saab advert that showed a collision test with a moose crash dummy.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Sep 2020, 17:16
Replies: 132
Views: 9,826
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Moose collisions are a serious problem in...

Moose collisions are a serious problem in Newfoundland with a number of human fatalities every year.
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Sep 2020, 15:59
Replies: 132
Views: 9,826
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Here in the Rockies, porcupines have a taste for...

Here in the Rockies, porcupines have a taste for brake lines, along with plywood. You have to wrap your car with chicken wire at remote trailheads. I know of one lodge that hooks up its vehicles to...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Sep 2020, 04:48
Replies: 132
Views: 9,826
Posted By RatherBeFlying

There's lots of open range on public land in...

There's lots of open range on public land in Western North America. I haven't heard of cows attacking people on open range. That said calving generally happens in enclosed pastures without public...
21st Sep 2020, 16:04
Replies: 81
Views: 20,783
Posted By RatherBeFlying

As you go through your flying career, you will...

As you go through your flying career, you will likely decide to fire (as in never fly with again) the odd instructor.

Much of it will be due to personality mismatch and/or poor communication.
21st Sep 2020, 15:55
Replies: 45
Views: 13,496
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Interesting Lawsuit in the works

Gliders do occasionally land in farmers' fields.

I am waiting for the legal fallout from the first glider collision with a drone:E

That said there is work afoot to have Flarm capability in...
22nd Aug 2020, 15:52
Replies: 445
Views: 232,170
Posted By RatherBeFlying

I have the reverse of your problem. One pair...

I have the reverse of your problem.
One pair with full distance correction; fortunately I can just make out the instruments without bifocals. For far sighted people there are lower half lens...
12th Aug 2020, 14:50
Replies: 445
Views: 232,170
Posted By RatherBeFlying

You might want to contact your national CAA to...

You might want to contact your national CAA to explore their long-term experience with pilots who have undergone similar surgery.
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Aug 2020, 14:38
Replies: 129
Views: 13,127
Posted By RatherBeFlying

A Pinnacle of Bureaucratic Stupidity

It seems there was a disagreement between the port authorities and a ship owner whereupon the cargo was seized and stored in the warehouse for some years:=

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9th Jul 2020, 16:32
Replies: 104
Views: 31,988
Posted By RatherBeFlying

BB, we glider pilots use external catheters, a...

BB, we glider pilots use external catheters, a bit of tubing and bags or bottles. Saves fumbling in the cockpit.

I like these: https://www.urodry.com/products/geewhiz.html

There's a wide...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jul 2020, 01:37
Replies: 144
Views: 21,560
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Andrew's lawyers seem to be going through...

Andrew's lawyers seem to be going through channels, i.e. the DOJ, perhaps through the US embassy. SDNY does whatever it wants. Yes, SDNY's door is always open, but I suspect that it's a one way...
6th Jul 2020, 02:17
Replies: 4
Views: 2,369
Posted By RatherBeFlying

This was in the early days of passenger jets. Not...

This was in the early days of passenger jets. Not long after, certification standards required blocking in flight deployment of ground spoilers and thrust reversers.

Many lessons had to be...
4th Jul 2020, 02:25
Replies: 3
Views: 2,893
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Miscellaneous parameters in Figure 9 show 2D wind...

Miscellaneous parameters in Figure 9 show 2D wind direction and speed. The acceleration spikes seem to be a result of ground contact. Vertical speed goes from - 600 to - 1200 fpm in the few seconds...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jul 2020, 02:31
Replies: 144
Views: 21,560
Posted By RatherBeFlying

French Passport

It seems she has a French passport as she was born there.

Why she didn't promptly pull a Polanski after Epstein's demise has me totally stumped:confused:
Forum: Questions
1st Jul 2020, 15:10
Replies: 43
Views: 15,711
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Twin Otter hit iceberg on departure ...

Twin Otter hit iceberg on departure (https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19941124-2)
19th Jun 2020, 15:34
Replies: 41
Views: 55,794
Posted By RatherBeFlying

A fine illustration of the danger of the vortices...

A fine illustration of the danger of the vortices downwind and below, sometimes even above, a ridge crest.
20th May 2020, 03:00
Replies: 278
Views: 171,419
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Time for Ejection Seat Upgrade?

There's much more capable ejection seats available and a number of videos showing low level saves.

It's common for non pilots to ride in the Tutors. A command pilot ejection initiation should...
18th May 2020, 16:57
Replies: 10
Views: 6,569
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Have gotten a C-172 with full tanks, 10 flaps...

Have gotten a C-172 with full tanks, 10 flaps and four aboard off dry sand. Yes the field was licensed.

​​​​​The trick was letting the nosewheel down to just above said sand once airspeed alive. ...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2020, 01:01
Replies: 254
Views: 49,577
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Effectively a spike has been put through her foot...

Effectively a spike has been put through her foot confining her to the US and possessions. Mind you, certain client states, eg. sandpit et al,will be powerfully motivated to turn a blind eye to the...
2nd May 2020, 16:25
Replies: 20
Views: 2,344
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Perhaps there is a younger relative that would...

Perhaps there is a younger relative that would jump at the chance to learn to fly and get an instrument rating.

​​​​​​For something like a Mirage, it may be worthwhile to explore the various...
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