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Forum: North America
8th May 2014, 22:50
Replies: 39
Views: 8,522
Posted By Desert185

...and, unless making a biased and uneducated...

...and, unless making a biased and uneducated assumption, we still don't know if age was a factor in this accident. Assumptions abound, but that doesn't make fact. If so, we would have to readily...
7th May 2014, 19:13
Replies: 29
Views: 4,521
Posted By Desert185

Good Lord Almighty! Those rates would ground me....

Good Lord Almighty! Those rates would ground me. One can only imagine the burden of extra costs were I to own an aircraft there vs here.

Seriously?
Forum: North America
7th May 2014, 18:57
Replies: 39
Views: 8,522
Posted By Desert185

Skills do deteriorate with age, but not at the...

Skills do deteriorate with age, but not at the same rate for everyone. Some pilots begin their career with a higher level of capability and set of skills than others. Blanket statements don't apply...
Forum: North America
7th May 2014, 02:29
Replies: 39
Views: 8,522
Posted By Desert185

Flyboy Keep the emotions out, but insulting...

Flyboy

Keep the emotions out, but insulting and condescending is OK, eh?
5th May 2014, 19:11
Replies: 29
Views: 4,521
Posted By Desert185

Well, if its a 300hp Six, the fuel burn will be...

Well, if its a 300hp Six, the fuel burn will be more than the 182. Both nice airplanes, though. The 300 horse is actually more comparable to a 206.
Forum: North America
5th May 2014, 19:02
Replies: 39
Views: 8,522
Posted By Desert185

Considering your age, I won't. You just don't...

Considering your age, I won't. You just don't know any better.
Forum: Freight Dogs
5th May 2014, 01:16
Replies: 68
Views: 27,557
Posted By Desert185

100ml is a pretty small crew bottle. :cool: ...

100ml is a pretty small crew bottle. :cool:

Keeping in mind that the pilots have control of the airplane with a crash axe in the cockpit, one can come to the obvious conclusion that there are,...
4th May 2014, 19:44
Replies: 10
Views: 8,018
Posted By Desert185

No 208, FAA type rating. If you have the...

No 208, FAA type rating. If you have the means...have the fun...preferably with amphibs.

Elsewhere, a type rating may be required. There's always someone to put a damper on the action.
4th May 2014, 18:11
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,124,839
Posted By Desert185

Unctuous: Ref O2 fire...If you think this is...

Unctuous:

Ref O2 fire...If you think this is a possibility, nowhere in the checklist does it say turn off the transponder and/or the ACARS, and do not talk to ATC, to include not declaring a...
Forum: North America
29th Apr 2014, 23:23
Replies: 2
Views: 2,305
Posted By Desert185

Wouldn't that decision depend on the evaluation...

Wouldn't that decision depend on the evaluation of the damage by the pilot? Getting to homebase for repair would certainly be a better option than landing at an airport where hangaring and...
21st Apr 2014, 19:23
Replies: 24
Views: 3,367
Posted By Desert185

What comes to mind for me is doing low-level...

What comes to mind for me is doing low-level scientific research over Antarctica in a DC-8 based out of Punta Arenas, Chile (Google Operation Ice Bridge).

The next happy memory is flying to/from...
21st Apr 2014, 18:59
Replies: 42
Views: 5,116
Posted By Desert185

Pirke Buy what you like that fits your...

Pirke

Buy what you like that fits your needs, what you can afford, get a good pre-purchase inspection done by a mech experienced on type and enjoy the burgers.

I followed my advice and have...
18th Apr 2014, 05:43
Replies: 48
Views: 7,294
Posted By Desert185

India Four Two I've had my 185 since...

India Four Two



I've had my 185 since 2000, and I normally wheel land it tail low at touchdown, rolling it up on the mains when it does touch. Visibility is enhanced, making it easier to...
16th Apr 2014, 16:17
Replies: 54
Views: 6,365
Posted By Desert185

Good idea to keep the brake reservoirs topped up...

Good idea to keep the brake reservoirs topped up as the pads wear. Running low on fluid and losing a brake will probably happen at the most inopportune time. Taildraggers, much more than...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Apr 2014, 15:51
Replies: 104
Views: 18,955
Posted By Desert185

Regardless of whether it is beating a dead horse...

Regardless of whether it is beating a dead horse or not, Learmount and Davies are/were right. Unfortunately, once body count reaches a certain uncomfortable and unacceptable level, the bureaucrats,...
14th Apr 2014, 22:13
Replies: 54
Views: 6,365
Posted By Desert185

We don't have crosswind gear on our shopping...

We don't have crosswind gear on our shopping carts here in the colonies...but then we have indoor markets and more than our share of bad drivers...i.e. dumb down the carts.
Forum: Tech Log
14th Apr 2014, 22:06
Replies: 36
Views: 6,799
Posted By Desert185

Mozella Not theoretical...real world....

Mozella



Not theoretical...real world. No speed brake, power off descent compensating for wind, weight and airport arrival pattern, adding power at ~1,000' AGL, if left alone by ATC, which...
14th Apr 2014, 04:08
Replies: 54
Views: 6,365
Posted By Desert185

First_Principal Borrow a shopping cart from...

First_Principal

Borrow a shopping cart from a homeless person and push it backwards. Same concept, good price, and the homeless person will feel valuable. :ok:

Wax on. Wax off.
Forum: Tech Log
14th Apr 2014, 03:57
Replies: 36
Views: 6,799
Posted By Desert185

flyingchanges: As an old guy in this...

flyingchanges:

As an old guy in this business, I'm probably going to retire for the final time the end of this year. I know that there are young guys around, including my son, who feel the same...
13th Apr 2014, 18:46
Replies: 28
Views: 3,218
Posted By Desert185

I have been asking that question for almost five...

I have been asking that question for almost five decades. The best answer I have is...pilgrims. You encounter them everywhere, not just in the air. Nothing can be done. :ugh:
Forum: Tech Log
13th Apr 2014, 18:33
Replies: 36
Views: 6,799
Posted By Desert185

I know. Mine was accomplished last summer, and...

I know. Mine was accomplished last summer, and done outside an "industry" circumstance. The point perhaps is that the concept is not necessarily encouraged (or, in fact, is prohibited), which is a...
13th Apr 2014, 18:23
Replies: 54
Views: 6,365
Posted By Desert185

I don't know if I would blame that one on...

I don't know if I would blame that one on taildraggers.
13th Apr 2014, 18:19
Replies: 23
Views: 4,287
Posted By Desert185

Been flying for 47 years, and still uncomfortable...

Been flying for 47 years, and still uncomfortable on the edge of high places. Looking down on the poor folks among the ground-borne horde and those stuck in traffic overrides any concern about who is...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Apr 2014, 18:02
Replies: 36
Views: 6,799
Posted By Desert185

To contribute a real world perspective... I...

To contribute a real world perspective...

I once did a demonstration of a DC-8-72 where I reduced thrust to idle from FL240 @ 74 NM out to a straight-in. Field elevation: 1288'. I was able to land...
12th Apr 2014, 20:23
Replies: 54
Views: 6,365
Posted By Desert185

Logie 101 When you aren't in the...

Logie 101



When you aren't in the airplane, push the shopping cart backwards in the supermarket. You'll get the hang of it. :ok:
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