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by JimP
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Aircraft Ownership
Topic: End of one era, start of another
Replies: 4
Views: 3299

End of one era, start of another

The end of January through early February was a busy time for me. In a one-week span, I participated in an owner-assisted annual on my 75 Grumman Traveler, then sold it to a gentleman from Atlanta. One day later, I flew to Wyoming to pick up a 78 Commander 114 Hot Shot... Much as I loved flying the ...
by JimP
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Aircraft Ownership
Topic: New Plane!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3988

Re: New Plane!!!

I'm a little late to the party - been "offline" for a while - but wanted to add my "congratulations" on your new plane. Commanders are awesome! (I just purchased one myself - more on that in a new post...)
by JimP
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Interesting Aviation/InfoSec Article
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Re: Interesting Aviation/InfoSec Article

And, THAT, gentlemen, is why there will ALWAYS be a need for a "real pilot" in the cockpit. It is more difficult (though not completely impossible) to "hack" the pilot than it is to hack a computer system. Every time I read about "pilotless airliners", I get the willies...
by JimP
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Logbook Memories
Topic: 3 Days, 3 Flights
Replies: 4
Views: 3836

Re: 3 Days, 3 Flights

LNSflyer, Congratulations on getting your ticket. I know there is nothing quite like that first flight with a passenger! Combination of "rush" and a huge feeling of responsibility, second only to the sense of accomplishment when you return them safely to terra firma. It's now 35+ years lat...
by JimP
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Aircraft Ownership
Topic: My First Purchase Experience: Lessons Learned
Replies: 10
Views: 7638

Re: My First Purchase Experience: Lessons Learned

Yeah... Purchasing an airplane really can't be justified economically (at least for most of us), but the emotional impact of even just saying "My airplane" -- well that's just priceless.
by JimP
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Aircraft Ownership
Topic: My First Purchase Experience: Lessons Learned
Replies: 10
Views: 7638

Re: My First Purchase Experience: Lessons Learned

C5Guy raised some excellent points. I think joining the type club for your airplane type is essential to the purchase process. There is a wealth of information specific to that particular airplane, and the type club folks know it all. And having been a member of the CFO (Cardinal Flyers Organization...
by JimP
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Logbook Memories
Topic: A Gorgeous Day in Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 3134

A Gorgeous Day in Texas

Today dawned clear and cool here in the Dallas area - one of our first real "fall" days. A perfect day for flying. So after church, D'Ann and I drove to Aero Country (T31), pulled our beautiful red and white '75 Grumman AA5 Traveler out of the hangar. After watching a Bonanza, a Vargas Kat...
by JimP
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Crew cars
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Re: Crew cars

The "unwritten rules" are pretty much "put in at least as much fuel as you used". And since most of these cars don't get the best fuel mileage, err to the "more is better" side... It is a good idea to check with the FBO ahead of time for availability, and you should alw...
by JimP
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Flight Gear
Topic: PIREP: Zaon XRX Portable/Passive Collision Avoidance System
Replies: 5
Views: 5030

Re: PIREP: Zaon XRX Portable/Passive Collision Avoidance System

Yes, it would. Lots of flying clubs use these and move them from plane to plane all the time. All you need is access to the aux power plug (aka - cigarette lighter socket) and access to the headphone jacks. Takes about 60 seconds to connect, and sits on top of the glareshield. PS - It may have saved...
by JimP
Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Aviation Answers
Topic: Camping with your Cessna
Replies: 3
Views: 4843

Re: Camping with your Cessna

I would NOT try to hang a hammock from the tie-down ring. The tie-down ring are engineered to handle vertical tension loads (wind over the wing causing the airplane to "lift"). They are NOT engineered to handle massive side-loads (shear) such as a hammock supporting your body weight would ...

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