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25th Sep 2020, 14:32
Replies: 26
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Posted By Victorian

If it was an electric gauge I'd be with you 100%....

If it was an electric gauge I'd be with you 100%. But it isn't, it's mechanical. And it's continued working OK for 8 yrs and 1000 Hrs to date.
3rd Sep 2020, 14:01
Replies: 26
Views: 9,465
Posted By Victorian

Going back to 2013: The problem went away...

Going back to 2013:

The problem went away after changing both (perfectly serviceable) electric and mechanical pumps. It was never explained, and has not recurred in 1000 hours flying since. My...
31st Jul 2020, 20:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
Posted By Victorian

Agreed there’s a ‘low volts’ light on the...

Agreed there’s a ‘low volts’ light on the annunciator panel, but that’s not what got my attention one summer morning climbing out of El Paso, Texas in a 172 ‘R’ model. What I did note was the OAT...
2nd Mar 2020, 15:40
Replies: 16
Views: 4,829
Posted By Victorian

Hello. I took a 152 across the Canyon more than...

Hello. I took a 152 across the Canyon more than once at 11,500’. Solo. No problem at all with airspeed, stalling etc and still a little bit of climb left in the bag. But it did take a long time...
4th Feb 2020, 14:19
Replies: 15
Views: 2,448
Posted By Victorian

Agreed it's not easy to rent for longer periods,...

Agreed it's not easy to rent for longer periods, but it's definitely possible without committing to 5 hrs per day, which is impracticable for a private pilot. Much depends on forming a relationship...
3rd Feb 2020, 19:01
Replies: 15
Views: 2,448
Posted By Victorian

I think that the renter's insurance covers the...

I think that the renter's insurance covers the deductible, or 'excess' in European terms, which is why it's so cheap. The whole issue of subrogation is another bag of worms with little hard...
3rd Feb 2020, 13:57
Replies: 15
Views: 2,448
Posted By Victorian

Northaire, Prescott, Az have 310's as well as a...

Northaire, Prescott, Az have 310's as well as a fleet of 172's. Prescott is 100mi N of Phoenix at 5000' elevation in class D airspace. By 172, it's 1 hr to the canyon, 2Hr to Vegas, 3 hr to...
13th Sep 2019, 22:09
Replies: 0
Views: 1,000
Posted By Victorian

Wellesbourne

The long running battle to save Wellesbourne as an active airfield has taken another surprising turn with the apparent withdrawal of a petition on the the local authorities' 'democracy' website. The...
29th Aug 2019, 13:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,393
Posted By Victorian

I've no idea about the rental situation in...

I've no idea about the rental situation in Flagstaff, but I've flown for many years with Northaire at Prescott KPRC who have a substantial 172 fleet.
19th Jun 2019, 11:30
Replies: 30
Views: 7,636
Posted By Victorian

I very much support Fuji's initiative in raising...

I very much support Fuji's initiative in raising this issue here. It has been exhaustively discussed in another place, but my perspective is somewhat driven by being present at a recent presentation...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st May 2019, 15:12
Replies: 100
Views: 13,968
Posted By Victorian

Well I remember the night Grace died, or I think...

Well I remember the night Grace died, or I think I do. It was a great shock in our rural community. Actually we were more concerned about the horses that died in the fire...
4th Feb 2019, 12:47
Replies: 37
Views: 9,376
Posted By Victorian

Dan You mention navigation specifically....

Dan

You mention navigation specifically. What you may not see from your present situation is that tablet based navigation apps have totally transformed cross country flying here, and in most other...
29th Jan 2019, 15:25
Replies: 29
Views: 9,006
Posted By Victorian

What comes before a fall? Happily for me this...

What comes before a fall? Happily for me this turned out OK, but...

Climbing out at last from an especially cold and unwelcoming field, in the corner of my eye I thought I saw something on the...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Oct 2018, 10:29
Replies: 67
Views: 8,414
Posted By Victorian

My story is similar! I stopped at Klamath Falls...

My story is similar! I stopped at Klamath Falls for an overnight and on departure the FBO guy said "Did you go to Train Mountain?". "What?!!!" I replied. I was on a schedule and as I flew away I was...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Oct 2018, 14:32
Replies: 67
Views: 8,414
Posted By Victorian

Yes, but KDRO is 30 min from town and is...

Yes, but KDRO is 30 min from town and is expensive for car rental. Animas is 5 mins by cab from the Train Station. Perhaps we should run a competition for railways with the most convenient airports -...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Oct 2018, 12:44
Replies: 67
Views: 8,414
Posted By Victorian

There were three types of geared locos - Shay,...

There were three types of geared locos - Shay, Heisler and Climax. That one is a Heisler, although 'Climax' might be more in keeping with some contributions to this thread.

All three types can be...
3rd Aug 2018, 15:38
Replies: 8
Views: 2,653
Posted By Victorian

Northaire (http://northaire.com/), Prescott,...

Northaire (http://northaire.com/), Prescott, Arizona has steam and glass 172's in a fantastic setting just 100 mi from the Grand Canyon. Year round good weather and cool at 5000' elevation at a FAA...
1st Mar 2018, 11:47
Replies: 13
Views: 4,868
Posted By Victorian

Totally endorse Alex's excellent post above. Some...

Totally endorse Alex's excellent post above. Some thoughts:

1) I'm not sure why you would choose a permit when the PPL has the same requirements.

2) Ask the NZ CAA if they will accept relevant...
27th Feb 2018, 13:58
Replies: 13
Views: 4,868
Posted By Victorian

I can't speak to the visitor permit route, but a...

I can't speak to the visitor permit route, but a lifetime NZ PPL can be had with some local work. They require mountain flying (as mentioned above) and also low flying experience. They may accept...
23rd Feb 2018, 13:09
Replies: 51
Views: 9,050
Posted By Victorian

An interesting observation from the Space X...

An interesting observation from the Space X people is that powered recovery is best delayed until the very last moment, because every second spent decelerating or hovering is an extra 32 ft/sec/sec....
22nd Dec 2017, 12:12
Replies: 23
Views: 5,193
Posted By Victorian

As a long distance touring pilot I'm enjoying the...

As a long distance touring pilot I'm enjoying the show immensely - quite a lot of stuff I didn't know, and quite a lot I did, like ATC in Europe vs USA!!

In the show, they place a lot of emphasis...
21st Sep 2017, 15:48
Replies: 6
Views: 3,234
Posted By Victorian

That's a truly epic post! Thanks so much! ...

That's a truly epic post! Thanks so much!

I've just completed UK - Oslo - Malmi - Warsaw - UK, VFR, for the fourth time and often wonder about the St Petersberg possibilities, especially when...
30th Jun 2017, 11:41
Replies: 34
Views: 3,899
Posted By Victorian

Probably the most frank and open accident report...

Probably the most frank and open accident report I've seen. Absolutely chilling....

It's nice to think modern VFR GPS would have prevented that. Thanks for finding that, Jan99.
28th Jun 2017, 17:54
Replies: 34
Views: 3,899
Posted By Victorian

More than just interesting! Absolutely...

More than just interesting! Absolutely fascinating! Thanks so much for posting that link.

Does anyone know what happened at the end of the trip? He makes references to a 'crash'
28th May 2017, 18:00
Replies: 12
Views: 3,107
Posted By Victorian

I was quite surprised recently to see that the...

I was quite surprised recently to see that the main exhibit in the foyer of Berlin's Technik Museum is a 172. Why a Cessna in Berlin's museum? I wondered before the penny dropped. It's Rust's Cessna!...
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