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Aviation BS Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Delmarva, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Mar 1, 2016 at 7:20 AM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva [OP] Former Mayor

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    Any other pilots around? I'm VP of a Flight Services Company that does manned and unmanned flight services. We also own a local Tucson based flight school. I'm just a Private Pilot but currently working on my instrument rating.

    Now some GA eye candy:

    Our SR20 - love this plane. Took the picture before heading out of Reno for Vegas :)

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    Our former Diamond DA40 - just sold this plane last week :(

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    Our T182T - love this plane too... a joy to fly while burning ridiculous amounts of fuel... lol

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    SA Bulldog - friend's plane... blast to fly

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    Our Mooney M20C

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  2. Mar 1, 2016 at 7:41 AM
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    AMRE2ME2

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    I grew up around airports. Flew gliders for years and also built/restored a bunch of planes. Currently having more fun then ever doing some bush flying in Ak.
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  3. Mar 1, 2016 at 7:49 AM
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    I'm not a pilot.... but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night...
     
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  4. Mar 1, 2016 at 7:49 AM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva [OP] Former Mayor

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    I'd give my left nut to fly that Supercub... :D
     
  5. Mar 1, 2016 at 9:02 AM
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    Took flying lessons while in high school. Came close to my VFR license but then off to college and it had to take the back seat. One day I'll finish it.
     
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  6. Mar 1, 2016 at 9:05 AM
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    Awesome thread by the way!
     
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  7. Mar 1, 2016 at 11:59 AM
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    AMRE2ME2

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    One of the most enjoyable flights is in the spring when we fly down the Alaskan Penninsula to our Brown Bear camp. We fly right on the beach the entire way looking for dead walruses. We land on the beach and pull or cut out the tusks. We spend about a month in a small cabin on HooDoo lake hunting Brown bears, fishing, beach combing and surviving some brutal weather.
    If you have 30 minutes of your life you don't mind never getting back, here's a video I put together a few years ago on one of our trips.

    http://youtu.be/ynndVPOVWos
     
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  8. Mar 1, 2016 at 1:31 PM
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    FirstGenTundra

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    Im not a pilot but I am an aircraft A&P mechanic. Worked on small planes for a year. Liked it but not the $14 and hour I made doing it...

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    Pipe Navajo that forgot to put her landing gear down, plane was scrapped and used for parts.
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    DA42 Twin Star (I think) blew a tire on landing, prepping to tow her back to the hanger.
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  9. Mar 1, 2016 at 1:41 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Yup sure is a bitch when the wheels don't come down... :eek:

    And yup, that's a DA42 TS
     
  10. Mar 1, 2016 at 3:50 PM
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    none yet
    Are you guys looking for any aircraft mechanics?!?!?
     
  11. Mar 1, 2016 at 4:18 PM
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    I'll post a few more pictures tomorrow of that wreck.
     
  12. Mar 1, 2016 at 5:41 PM
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    never been a pilot but I did get the joy of flying an H3 sea King and also some stick time on the mighty MH-53E Sea Dragon "To fly is heavenly but to hover is Devine". I've worked on all sorts of engines from the F414 to the T-56. Give me the old Turbo props anyway over a damn Turbofan.
     
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  13. Mar 1, 2016 at 6:58 PM
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    I'm not a pilot and I'm actually staying at a Holiday Inn in CO Springs tonite. I like the Mooney M20. Bush planes are way cool. No offense, but most of the bush pilots I met in AK weren't entirely sane. I hope all bush pilots take this as a complement. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  14. Mar 1, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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    Bilstein 5100 rear, Klein train horns! Swing Case, Tekonsha P3 brake controller, Bed LED's, Weathertech window visors and floor mats,Retrofit Source Fog Lights, Bakflip cover, Ford Rapter hood leds, Hellwig rear sway bar
    Im not a pilot but Was a avation electrician in the navy. Worked on F-4 fighters
     
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  15. Mar 1, 2016 at 7:10 PM
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    I'm about to get rid of my maintenance department and outsource it... So not really on my end :eek:
     
  16. Mar 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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    I'm in the same "boat" as you. Marine Corps aviation PMEL calibration(a long time ago, F-4s, A-4s, C-130s, C-117s,helos primarily ) and still somewhat involved with aviation. Calibration of DME, Tacan, Tcas, VOR/ILS, NAV/COM, Mode S, Leak testers, etc, and related GPETE, TDME test equipment.
     
  17. Mar 1, 2016 at 9:02 PM
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    Same boat as both of you retired Navy aviation machinist mate.
     
  18. Mar 2, 2016 at 8:25 AM
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    Cirrus Vision Jet stopped by KTUS a few weeks ago and let me check it out...

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  19. Mar 2, 2016 at 8:32 AM
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    My Dad was an airforce mechanic/pilot for the Norwegian military. Since he wore glasses he wasn't allowed to be a combat pilot (no laser surgery at the time) but he did fly some experimental aircraft for R&D. Thinking on it now, he's probably lucky he survived all that.
     
  20. Mar 2, 2016 at 10:50 AM
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    Showed up at my airport today... :woot:

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  21. Mar 2, 2016 at 12:16 PM
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    There is no better sound then the roar of a Merlin.
     
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  22. Mar 2, 2016 at 6:51 PM
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    Nice. Good to hear other aviation enthusiasts on board! Guess its in my family, my big brother's an aviation mechanic and I'm a pilot. Now instead of wedgies and gut punches, I get heckled... :cool:

    Delmarva - you guys have the new ATP program set up? Need to get my multi and ATP.
     
  23. Mar 2, 2016 at 7:01 PM
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    A handfull of pictures from the last year. I've kinda become the company gypsy but it gives me a variety of different types of flying.

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  24. Mar 2, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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    Flew the Bell 206 in flight school. Fun little a/c.
     
  25. Mar 2, 2016 at 7:39 PM
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    that last one is that a bambi bucket you are hauling. You're by chance not in Washington are you?
     
  26. Mar 2, 2016 at 8:19 PM
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    It's a cargo net in the picture but that is at our fire base. Did a lot of bucket work last summer. I live in Utah but in Wyoming during summer for fire and at the moment in Oregon covering an open EMS position. I'll be helping to open a new EMS base in Colorado in April/May before going back to fire.
    Bucket drop:
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  27. Mar 2, 2016 at 9:03 PM
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    Uh, so jealous! I love Wyoming! Can't wait to visit Utah too! Want to see your national parks.
     
  28. Mar 3, 2016 at 5:35 AM
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    Ha, sore subject but we decided that the return for picking up another multi (our Baron was a lease back and the owner owes us 13k - he no pay and the airplane isn't airworthy) wasn't worth it in this market. :(
     
  29. Mar 3, 2016 at 5:44 PM
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    Curious as to why chopper controls are on the right? For cyclic control with right hand and left hand for the collective? What if I'm a lefty??
     
  30. Mar 3, 2016 at 6:52 PM
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    Then you best learn to be ambidextrous. I've known several helo pilots who were lefties.
     
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