Vaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2321 times:
James, I can see that you were flying a High Wing so I'm naturally thinking it was a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Thanks for the very nice photo and this is what I can tell from the instrument panel. Please correct me if I am wrong.
You can see just enough of your 6-stack to be able to figure out how you were doing at the point the photo was taken.
It appears that your ASI is indicating just below 100 knots (the photo is a bit blurry).
The artificial horizon gyro is looking almost level.
The altimeter is showing 2,740 feet (I suspect you have it set for above sea level not AGL).
The turn bank indicator is showing a very slight right bank of around 3 degrees.
The HSI is indicating 300 degrees (North/West bound).
The VSI is indicating a climb rate of 50 feet per minute.
And the engine RPM gauge is showing that you have your airplane in a cruise setting (perhaps a little high-but within the green arc -- and I don't know how you were flying the airplane at that particular moment).
Like all of us on a.net who love to fly...................simply amazing isn't it!
MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2271 times:
Just remember, airplanes are just like women...stroke them gently, my friend, and they will take you to new heights of pleasure and joy; Grab them too hard or rough, and they will fight you every step of the way!
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.
DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5793 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2271 times:
Even this Teasip likes the way TAMU looks from the air... I like Kyle field from the ground at the last UT-A&M game too, but that is another story entirely.
Easterwood is a fine airport, another example of well-run Aggie excellence (we who attended UT are very pleased with our Agricultural and Mechanical Branch at Brazos County ).
Dive on in, the flying's fine, and central and south Txas has almost limitless opportunities for great flying trips as you work on and, ultimately secure, your license. Then it just gets better. Enjoy every minute, OK?
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
KDALAggie From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2251 times:
Were you there today when the 737-200 flew in? I'm assuming it was a 732. I was driving south from Villa Maria down Wellborn and saw parts of it on final.......It was probably about 12:30ish 1:00? Didn't want to get in a wreck!
I wrote one of my good buddies who works in the TTI building and has an office facing KCLL, it's awesome. Haven't heard from him yet. Wish I could have seen the Thunderbirds from his office it's that good.....let me know.
Wish I could do the flying too....gotta wait for the job and to save the money though.
Oh yeah, Sccutler, look at the campus master plan for A&M for the next 20 to 50 years. It will be a LOT more different than it is now. I did some work for my masters in the preliminary stages and they caught a lot of flak for some changes that I'm assuming are there to stay. I'd be interested to show ya'll and talk to ya'll especially now that I know there's a fellow A.netter in my town. WHOOP!
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 67
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1865 times:
Congratulations. Way cool present at any age. The white-knuckle thing will go away without your even noticing it.
Turning 30 was a non-event to me, although turning 29 almost killed me. I flew a Cessna 206 eight and a half hours on that day with a really heavy itinerary: EKO-TVL-SAC-ILA-AXW-WLW-RBL-SVE-EKO. Good day's work, but what hurt was that I figured that I was officially too old to get hired by an airline. Ten years later I was just the right age!
Flew a lot with an Aggie in Vietnam. He must have been around 1962 or so, and a great guy.
And Vaporlock a small point here, but important. The altimeter cannot be set to indicate height above the ground. There are three basic modes:
QNE - will read flight level with a reference pressure of 29.92"hg or 1013.2MB
QHN - will read height above Sea Level
QFE - will read height above a specific Airport Elevation (not ground level)
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.