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by DG_pilot
Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TAF Question
Replies: 10
Views: 8408

RE: TAF Question

It refers to the minimum and maximum temperature. In your example, the minimum temp. was 9 degrees C at 01Z and the maximum temp was 18 degrees C at 12Z.

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by DG_pilot
Mon May 26, 2003 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: T-storms And Light Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 3818

RE: T-storms And Light Aircraft

Yeah, we used both IFR and VFR on the trip, so it was interesting comparing the two. While IMC at one time Center advised us of some weather ahead and so we promptly contacted Flight Watch and they indicated very little if nothing was ahead of us. Turned out Flight Watch was correct. Why the discrep...

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by DG_pilot
Mon May 26, 2003 3:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: T-storms And Light Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 3818

T-storms And Light Aircraft

For pilots who routinely fly aircraft without any dedicated weather-avoidance equipment, like myself, exactly how do you decide when enough is enough when it comes to thunderstorms and picking your way through frontal activity? Clearly there are defined limits when it comes to compromising a line of...

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by DG_pilot
Sat Apr 19, 2003 11:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teaching 8s-on-pylons
Replies: 22
Views: 11198

RE: Teaching 8s-on-pylons

Yeah, same here Jhooper. I just remember, "if it moves back, pull back."

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by DG_pilot
Sat Apr 19, 2003 1:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teaching 8s-on-pylons
Replies: 22
Views: 11198

RE: Teaching 8s-on-pylons

I particularly like number 2.....it greatly simplifies things.

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by DG_pilot
Sat Apr 19, 2003 12:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teaching 8s-on-pylons
Replies: 22
Views: 11198

RE: Teaching 8s-on-pylons

""The second is the Gliem CFI Maneuvers manual. It has everything that the AFH has, plus information on the FOI, etc. It's basically a super-elaborated CFI PTS. It's very helpful when creating lesson plans, and learning the maneuvers."" So does it gives tips on teaching each maneuver as you were doi...

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by DG_pilot
Fri Apr 18, 2003 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teaching 8s-on-pylons
Replies: 22
Views: 11198

Teaching 8s-on-pylons

While I can do these myself, I am a little worried about teaching them since I am working on my CFI. For those of you with experience, are there any small things that really seem to help your students understand them? Then there's pivotal altitude. I know simply that it is the altitude at which the ...

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by DG_pilot
Tue Feb 25, 2003 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anyone Done An Internship?
Replies: 3
Views: 2084

RE: Anyone Done An Internship?

What ones did you look into?

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by DG_pilot
Tue Feb 25, 2003 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Does America Need Friends Like These?
Replies: 35
Views: 2336

RE: Why Does America Need Friends Like These?

To EVEN suggest two innocent citizens are the equivalent of Islamic fanatics, such as Bin Laden, who have killed THOUSANDS of people is sickening and just plain wrong. How dare you say that about anyone! What you said Ilyushin96M says a lot about YOU.

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by DG_pilot
Tue Feb 25, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anyone Done An Internship?
Replies: 3
Views: 2084

Anyone Done An Internship?

Does anyone have any experience with NWA internships? I am currently working on my resume and cover letter and could use a little insight toward anything that would better my chances. On internships in general, what kinds of flight time did you list? What do you believe they are looking for most. My...

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by DG_pilot
Wed Feb 05, 2003 10:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logbook Worries
Replies: 7
Views: 5220

Logbook Worries

My logbook is not the cleanest it could be. There are errors here and there that have been corrected, several different colors of ink, and even some white-out that I used earlier in my flight training before I knew that was a no-no. My signature has even changed significantly over the last several y...

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by DG_pilot
Thu Jan 30, 2003 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NWA 742 Pilots
Replies: 5
Views: 2465

XFSUgimpLB41X

Just thought I'd let ya know I checked out your site. Nice set of pictures. I particularly like the Saratoga cockpit shot and the King Air shots.

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by DG_pilot
Thu Jan 30, 2003 8:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 1200 Hours Minimum To Fly The PA32?
Replies: 17
Views: 5520

RE: 1200 Hours Minimum To Fly The PA32?

Plenty of pilots who don't fly 757s pay their bills.....

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by DG_pilot
Thu Jan 30, 2003 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 1200 Hours Minimum To Fly The PA32?
Replies: 17
Views: 5520

RE: 1200 Hours Minimum To Fly The PA32?

Forget the 230 hours for the 757-- I wouldn't want to fly it then if I had the opportunity anyway. I'd rather build my time in a variety of aircraft and environmental conditions. It builds experience and character. It's also more fun that way...

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by DG_pilot
Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logging XC Time
Replies: 3
Views: 3263

RE: Logging XC Time

I should have started keeping two columns some time ago. Now I'm out of columns and am about to start my CFI training, so maybe it is time for a new logbook?? Does ALL your time flying between airports (even pre-Private) count in the XC-ALL column?

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by DG_pilot
Thu Jan 23, 2003 6:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logging XC Time
Replies: 3
Views: 3263

Logging XC Time

A few people I know are logging any time flown to another airport as cross-country. This is 'after' they have fulfilled all the Commercial XC requirements (ya know- cross-country has to be 50+ NM away). Their reasoning is that this method is what Part 135 employers and so on prefer/use. I, as well a...

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by DG_pilot
Tue Jan 14, 2003 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your Most Memorable Flight As A Pilot?
Replies: 34
Views: 5621

RE: Your Most Memorable Flight As A Pilot?

Before getting my Instrument rating, my instructor and I flew home from a XC in night IMC, with rain and snow the whole way. It was SOLID. We went to 10,000 for a while and took advantage of a temperature inversion. There was even a couple flashes of lightning. One of the neatest things was St. Elmo...

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by DG_pilot
Tue Jan 14, 2003 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Pilot Jobs Besides CFI For Me?
Replies: 14
Views: 5104

RE: Any Pilot Jobs Besides CFI For Me?

"The flying you do with them is all night single pilot IFR."

That MAKES me want to have more then 500TT before working with them. lol
Know what I mean?

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by DG_pilot
Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sats Report
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

RE: Sats Report

I wasn't necessarily talking about traffic volume.

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by DG_pilot
Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Pilot Jobs Besides CFI For Me?
Replies: 14
Views: 5104

RE: Any Pilot Jobs Besides CFI For Me?

Jhooper,

Is that 62 instrument you have actual or simulated or both? I have similar numbers and was just wondering, that's all. Is your degree in aviation?

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by DG_pilot
Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sats Report
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

RE: Sats Report

"Eliteism at it's best, remember there are drivers, and then there are those who love to drive. Heck even in aviation there are pilots who flying is nothing more than a job for them, and then there are those who just love to fly." It is not eliteism. There is a difference between an activity being s...

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by DG_pilot
Tue Jan 14, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sats Report
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

RE: Sats Report

Even the Eclipse project is stalled due to engine problems. Meanwhile orders have been pouring in for the Cessna Mustang. As mentioned in a recent issue of Flying magazine, the Mustang is realistic, the Eclipse is not. I believe the SATS program a waste of time and money. Sure, there will be several...

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by DG_pilot
Tue Jan 14, 2003 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sats Report
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

RE: Sats Report

...include something about it being "pie in the sky."

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by DG_pilot
Fri Jan 10, 2003 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking For Small Town Americana
Replies: 32
Views: 1450

RE: Looking For Small Town Americana

Most anyplace in the Midwest...nicest people in the world, low crime, clean air, and cheap living..

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by DG_pilot
Sun Dec 29, 2002 9:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Midwest To NC Journey
Replies: 1
Views: 1266

Midwest To NC Journey

So I have this big idea to fly my Cub (PA-11) from here in the midwest out to First Flight (or surrounding area) North Carolina next summer. I haven't began to sort out the details yet, but I know it 'could' be done. It wouldn't be a fast trip by any means- and its not suppose to be. It would requir...

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by DG_pilot
Tue Dec 17, 2002 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue's Little Secret
Replies: 49
Views: 3221

RE: JetBlue's Little Secret

If someone mentioned JetBlue to the average person that lives other then around NY, they would be like "Jet what?"

JetBlue bla bla...

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by DG_pilot
Wed Dec 11, 2002 8:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Propellor Accumulators
Replies: 7
Views: 11285

RE: Propellor Accumulators

"Basically- when a multi-engine airplane loses an engine (or shuts it down)- oil pressure is lost in the governor. This will cause the prop to go into feather" But does it actaually go into feather, or just to the low RPM detent? "Piston multi-engine planes have a guard mechanism that doesnt allow t...

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by DG_pilot
Tue Dec 10, 2002 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Birdstrike On A C-152
Replies: 23
Views: 4950

RE: Birdstrike On A C-152

I had a dove impact the plastic landing light cover on a Bonanza one day. I was at about 100 KIAS. Other then being real loud, there was no damage.

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by DG_pilot
Tue Dec 10, 2002 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Propellor Accumulators
Replies: 7
Views: 11285

RE: Propellor Accumulators

I forgot to add that I have always thought that accumulators are generally for trying to restart an engine that has already been feathered (by changing the angle, causing it to start windmilling). Is this correct?

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by DG_pilot
Tue Dec 10, 2002 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Propellor Accumulators
Replies: 7
Views: 11285

Propellor Accumulators

I need help with understanding prop accumulators. I understand they inject accumulated oil to bring the prop out of feather in the event of an engine failure. However, I have a few questions. Why would the props go to the feather position in an engine failure anyway? Where could I find some good pic...

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by DG_pilot
Sat Nov 16, 2002 5:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Good Aircraft Electrical System Books?
Replies: 2
Views: 4305

Good Aircraft Electrical System Books?

Hey all, Can anyone recommend any books they have read dealing with light aircraft electrical systems? I'm trying to learn some particular systems in a little more detail, but first need a general book to help with some terms and concepts. However, I am not looking for materials that require a physi...

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by DG_pilot
Fri Nov 15, 2002 4:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mandatory To Contact Class C Approach?
Replies: 19
Views: 19707

RE: Mandatory To Contact Class C Approach?

Looks like we have conflicting answers now. I was also always under the impression that contacting Approach itself was optional. What is Approach going to do that Tower isn't? If I give Approach a call at 10-15 miles out, they will be handing me off to Tower in about a minute (or real soon) usually ...

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by DG_pilot
Fri Nov 15, 2002 12:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mandatory To Contact Class C Approach?
Replies: 19
Views: 19707

RE: Mandatory To Contact Class C Approach?

You would definately want to contact them, ecspecially these days, but we were just debating whether a pilot would "have to". So in theory, a pilot could enter the outer shelf (which contact isn't mandatory) and then must contact the Tower (emphasis added) to enter the airspace depicted on the chart...

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by DG_pilot
Thu Nov 14, 2002 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mandatory To Contact Class C Approach?
Replies: 19
Views: 19707

Mandatory To Contact Class C Approach?

In one of my classes, there was some debate as whether contacting Class C Approach was mandatory under VFR. I looked in the FAR/AIM and here is what I found that is relevant-- unless I missed something. ------ 3-2-4. Class C Airspace a. Definition. Generally, that airspace from the surface to 4,000 ...

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by DG_pilot
Thu Nov 14, 2002 1:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Red Tape During Flight Training
Replies: 16
Views: 4315

RE: Red Tape During Flight Training

Dragongoalie, Part 141 usually = red tape. Take your books, logbooks, medical, and your other stuff out to your local airports. They will be happy to see you, and will often have plenty of time and effort to spend with you. Not to mention, it will be cheaper. Shop around for an instructor. Ask past ...

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by DG_pilot
Tue Nov 12, 2002 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Random Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3691

RE: Some Random Questions

Jetguy, "You can fail to plan for your eventual engine failure and place your trust in the laws of probability. But remember, if you choose this path, the danger doesn???t go away, it merely lies in wait and when the inevitable occurs, the laws of physics (and gravity) take precedence." I like how y...

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by DG_pilot
Tue Nov 12, 2002 10:06 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 150+ Safety Cards For Trade
Replies: 8
Views: 5464

RE: 150+ Safety Cards For Trade

How much would you ask for the AF Concorde card? Just curious.

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by DG_pilot
Tue Nov 12, 2002 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Random Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3691

RE: Some Random Questions

For the record, my scenario about the 3000 foot runway with the 50 foot obstacle at the end is one I have seen more then once. I am still working on my multi, but throughout the years, I have seen people frequently take light twins into airports with less then 4 to 5 thousand feet of runway. Were th...

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by DG_pilot
Tue Nov 12, 2002 1:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maybe A World Record For Pilot Age
Replies: 35
Views: 3474

RE: Maybe A World Record For Pilot Age

B747Skipper, Your post reminds me of how my dad and grandpa spent time with me flying our family PA11. I never realized it at the time, but those early experiences have been etched into my memory. I'll never forget the time dad let me "line up the plane for landing." I ran inside and told mom immedi...

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by DG_pilot
Sat Nov 09, 2002 1:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Random Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3691

RE: Some Random Questions

Discussions like these are what I enjoy on this board. Ya know what I mean? I will try to type more later.

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by DG_pilot
Fri Nov 08, 2002 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Random Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3691

RE: Some Random Questions

Jetguy, I understand your answer on my engine-out scenario question. The thing I do not know is what is considered normal for twins as far as runways. I am brand new to them so I know about nothing as far as what people routinely land their light twins on. So the accelerate-go (and stop?) charts sho...

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by DG_pilot
Fri Nov 08, 2002 9:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Random Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3691

Some Random Questions

Hey guys, The other day I was in class day-dreaming about flying and came up with a few questions I cannot easily come up with answers for. Maybe you guys could help me (and prob. some others) out? How does a remote-communications outlet (RCO) work? Does the RCO itself just pick up the local signal ...

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by DG_pilot
Wed Nov 06, 2002 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tips For A CFI In Training
Replies: 5
Views: 2808

RE: Tips For A CFI In Training

Normal Speed,

So you are doing your CFI before your multi? I would have liked to done that, but it wasn't going to work out as well. As you probably know, we are about at the same places in our training.

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by DG_pilot
Wed Nov 06, 2002 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Beech Baron
Replies: 9
Views: 16034

RE: Beech Baron

Night_Flight, Thanks a ton for the insight. Can you tell me more about "matching the throttles while taxiing"? Do you mean to just ensure that both engine are producing equal power during the taxi? I don't think I'm familiar with the 3x6 rule for descent planning. Also, is there somewhere I can find...

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by DG_pilot
Wed Nov 06, 2002 11:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Beech Baron
Replies: 9
Views: 16034

RE: Beech Baron

Learpilot, Yeah, the one that I am flying is a Be58 as well. I did notice the heavy elevator, but it seems like it is easy to get used to. You said you cruised at 23-23 and reduced the power 2 inches every 2 minutes from about 20 miles out from your destination. So did you use somewhere in the neigh...

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by DG_pilot
Wed Nov 06, 2002 8:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Beech Baron
Replies: 9
Views: 16034

Beech Baron

Hey all,

I just started training on the Baron and was wondering if anyone with twin and/or Baron experience had any tips or old war stories they would like to share. I just logged my first hour of multi time, which I thought was great.

Thanks a ton!

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by DG_pilot
Sat Oct 26, 2002 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Today's Pop Quiz - 10/25/02
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

RE: Today's Pop Quiz - 10/25/02

Cdfmxtech,

I really love the quizzes, but throw a few in for us smaller plane guys too!  Wink/being sarcastic

-D

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by DG_pilot
Sat Oct 26, 2002 3:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VHF Nav/Com Signals
Replies: 4
Views: 2461

VHF Nav/Com Signals

Hey guys, Why are VHF Nav/Com signals rarely disrupted by storms and other atmospheric phenomena, whereas LF/MF waves are subject to many disruptions (i.e. mountain effect, coastal effect, night effect etc..). I know much of difference is that LF/MF waves are reflected off the ionosphere back toward...

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by DG_pilot
Thu Oct 24, 2002 2:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What To Look For In Good CFI Training?
Replies: 14
Views: 4611

RE: What To Look For In Good CFI Training?

I decided this morning that I better do my Multi first for the sole reason that there is little chance I will finish the CFI stuff before I go home for Christmas Break. This is not what I had planned, but I think it will all work out fine in the end.

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by DG_pilot
Wed Oct 23, 2002 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What To Look For In Good CFI Training?
Replies: 14
Views: 4611

RE: What To Look For In Good CFI Training?

Good idea Jetguy... Another thing...how many of you guys created CFI binders for your CFI training? I'm expecting mine to be around 150 pages, including chapters such as flight theory, engines and airframe, instruments, meteorology, navigation, medical factors, Advisory Circulars, the FAA Special Em...

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