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Old 08-06-2014, 19:46   #76
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Re: Really Cool Plane -

"If it was in Biscayne Bay, that must of been you and a couple of hundred of your best sailing buddies. "

AVB, that was a long time ago when Homestead AFB was still a SAC base.
Biscayne Bay wasn't quite so busy then.
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Old 08-06-2014, 20:02   #77
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I think the 152 is good, but a 172 might hold I little better in a breeze.

A good way to turn your 172 into an anchor is have a bad day doing a low level buzz of a boat. He can hook his rode to your sunken plane for an anchor. In fact a 172 looks a bit like one of those old admiralty anchors. That's combining sailing and flying into one fun sport
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Not a old War Bird, but a thrilling ride.
Wonder if there was some loan fisherman who got upset about this. Be sure to have the sound up. Song is excellent.
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Nothing like a 40kva high tension line to put a stop to that gallop !!
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a64 - I love the 140. Many fond memories flying it. I think it's the highest I ever bounced an airplane when a downdraft caught me at about three feet above the runway on landing once. We used to go out and practice driving down the runway centerline on one main, then roll over to the other main, trying to keep it right on the centerline. That and the largest package of Costco toilet paper out cutting wipers will really teach ya what your feet are for. I miss that old girl. Still see her sitting forlornly out on the ramp waiting for the new (old) owner to come take it out.
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Pretty little 140...does it have the C85 or the C90 ??
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:41   #82
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It's a C85. Many have put 0-200's in but even if I had the money I wouldn't.
I bought it originally to teach the kids in but haven't done that. I ought to I guess.


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Some guys have stroked the engines them and like it.
They were great little planes, I was raised with all the old taildraggers and have owned most of them over the years, too may to count. Kinda like sailing, different skill level to fly those as today's pilots think the rudder peddles are for keeping their socks apart.
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Nothing like a 40kva high tension line to put a stop to that gallop !!

Yup and all boils down to what standard you want to fly to.
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Or a cable car cable in Italy.
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Yup and all boils down to what standard you want to fly to.
Which standards do you refer to?
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Which standards do you refer to?

Forget about some government conspiracy to control what you do [that occurs in financial circles and elsewhere]. Air legislation covers most aspects of flying with regard to safety. What it doesn't control is lack of dicipline in adhering to safety measures. Flying at low level is for ag pilots and others who have operational reasons to do so and are trained for the hazards. Average recreational pilot has no business being there. Power lines are invisible from an a/c. An engine failure leaves you with little options where to land. A previous owner of one a/c I owned killed himself that way. If you are a betting man and you want to bet that your single engine will keep going with the other option of a fatal air crash, then you don't value your life much.
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If you are a betting man and you want to bet that your single engine will keep going with the other option of a fatal air crash, then you don't value your life much.
Well you know what they say about twin engine aircraft, "you are twice as likely to have an engine failure". Flying behind one PT-6 is about as safe as it gets.
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Well you know what they say about twin engine aircraft, "you are twice as likely to have an engine failure". Flying behind one PT-6 is about as safe as it gets.
Illusions of safety are just what they are, illusions.
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Illusions of safety are just what they are, illusions.
No, actually they keep safety records about these things. A PT-6 is more dependable than a Toyota.
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