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by Soccer-Jock
Wed May 02, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #277 "Guaranteed Late Arrival"
Replies: 5
Views: 1994

Episode #277 "Guaranteed Late Arrival"

The discussion of airports best for training and when to solo prompted me to check my log book. I fell into the category of training, with actual flying, once or twice per weekend though I did my studying throughout the week. I trained as an adult and received my private ticket as an adult. My instr...
by Soccer-Jock
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep# 262
Replies: 17
Views: 4976

Re: Ep# 262

I haven't even listened to the episode yet... but I've already had a great chuckle over the title!
by Soccer-Jock
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: "Dave's Innate Shyness" UCAP #258
Replies: 4
Views: 2228

Re: "Dave's Innate Shyness" UCAP #258

I commonly transport dogs on my plane. I've transported cats, rabbits, and even an Iguana... though I drew the line at transporting a snake because it reminded me too much of a bad movie. However the thought of placing a (live) turkey on board has never even crossed my mind. I suppose I'm just not l...
by Soccer-Jock
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: brush up on your communication skills
Replies: 16
Views: 4580

Re: brush up on your communication skills

9 out of 10, great communicator. must be IFR. hmmm. IFR... No. Great communicator? I'd like to think so, but I doubt any better than most. :D In fact, radio com was a very difficult thing for me to overcome. How I did it was running a scanner, tuned to tower Freq., in my garage workshop 24/7. Repet...
by Soccer-Jock
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: brush up on your communication skills
Replies: 16
Views: 4580

Re: brush up on your communication skills

I think it's supposed to be more like the KEH sound in the first part of "KEnnedy" or "KEndra" I'm sure you're probably right. I'm reminded of a VERY experienced, extremely calm (and frankly, one of my favorite) tower controllers at St. Pete KPIE. I chuckle a bit each time I hea...
by Soccer-Jock
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Cheap Flights
Replies: 0
Views: 744

Cheap Flights

For those who haven't already watched this... There is a very good PBS documentary that I found buried on Netflix called "Cheap Flights". The Journalist who did most of the work on it is 30-year broadcast veteran AND private pilot: Miles O'Brien. He's done journalism and research for PBS, ...
by Soccer-Jock
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Flying holiday in Southern Florida and to the Bahamas
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Re: Flying holiday in Southern Florida and to the Bahamas

You'll want to be certain you check with the FBO, school or whatever entity you're planning on renting that plane from... My experience so far is that many FBOs will not allow their rented aircraft to be flown to the Bahamas. Each FBO appears to have their own differing reasons. I'm 0:6 right now an...
by Soccer-Jock
Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #255 "The Reno Tragedy"
Replies: 15
Views: 4949

Re: Episode #255 "The Reno Tragedy"

Just wanted to chime in.
You guys did a great job with this episode.
Your comments and general discussion were very careful. Thanks for your effort!
by Soccer-Jock
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #252 "Avalanche"
Replies: 10
Views: 3659

Re: Episode #252 "Avalanche"

Ah, speak with authority and conviction and it makes you right. Well I certainly agree this tends to work with some politicians, or at least they think so. :D I like the simple answer: It's Jeb's fault. For me "acro-" tends to conjure images of the Flying Wallendas. Indeed Webster's dictio...
by Soccer-Jock
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Answers
Topic: Newbie with questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3117

Re: Newbie with questions

Congrats on your buy. The Tomahawk is a solid machine. And in my opinion if you have done your homework and selected one in good maintenance, properly STC'd, with reasonably low frame-time you should have many years of enjoyment. With all said, they can be an exceptional buy for the price. These bir...

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