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by kellyrw
Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Aircraft Ownership
Topic: Cessna 100's Inspection AD
Replies: 1
Views: 3020

Cessna 100's Inspection AD

Does anybody have any good information/insight into the new inspection AD Cessna is putting out. The AD for the C150 is out, 208 pages. My A&P said that if he charged me $1/hr for the inspection on my 172, I couldn't afford it, and it's repetitive. The consensus among pilots, A&Ps, CFIs and ...
by kellyrw
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: UCAP Ambassadors
Topic: Aviation Merit Badge
Replies: 4
Views: 4840

Re: Aviation Merit Badge

Good luck. I've tried the same thing with (surprising to me) zero response. As an Eagle Scout and former Scoutmaster, I signed up as an Aviation Merit Badge counselor two years ago and have not had one contact among the two dozen or so troops in our area. Once a year, I do participate in a Merit Bad...
by kellyrw
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Light Sport Aviation/Sport Pilot
Topic: Is "selfishness" part of the problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 4492

Re: Is "selfishness" part of the problem?

I think Propfan hit on the defining issue, mission. We've all heard that when we are initially contemplating an aircraft purchase, defining our mission should be foremost. For me, a significant part of the mission was to be able to take more than one other person with me. In that context, the issue ...
by kellyrw
Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Light Sport Aviation/Sport Pilot
Topic: Is "selfishness" part of the problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 4492

Is "selfishness" part of the problem?

I believe most people in the aviation community are aware of the various discussions surrounding the success/failure of the LSA/Sport Pilot issue (they're too expensive, cross-country capabilities, rental/instructor availability, etc.) During a recent scuffle with the FAA re: 3rd class medical requi...
by kellyrw
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Aviation Answers
Topic: Origin of the term rotate.
Replies: 1
Views: 1514

Re: Origin of the term rotate.

Mentioned this at our EAA meeting tonight. An old AAF pilot said they were taught to "rotate" about the horizontal axis to "take-off". Flight training was quick and dirty, lot of emphasis on controlling airplane on all three axes. They did not "take-off" (much like a ri...
by kellyrw
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Aviation Answers
Topic: Central Region Medical Office
Replies: 1
Views: 1621

Central Region Medical Office

Just posting this here as a heads up for anyone flying in the midwest and looking at an upcoming flight physical. There is a new (not sure how new) Regional Flight Surgeon running the Central Region Med Office in Kansas City, Dr. Larry F. Wilson. It appears from my experience, as well as other pilot...
by kellyrw
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Flight Gear
Topic: Best Handheld GPS?
Replies: 8
Views: 3282

Re: Best Handheld GPS?

A big plus for the AV8OR, IMHO, is the cost of update vs. Garmin. I doubt VFR pilots update every 28 days but if that is a consideration, compare the difference.
by kellyrw
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: New Private Pilot
Replies: 8
Views: 1900

Re: New Private Pilot

Ditto. Welcome to the party.
by kellyrw
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #158 "Mach Point Five Six"
Replies: 47
Views: 18268

Re: Episode #158 "Mach Point Five Six"

Wow, those break downs in prices really threw me. I invite anyone that wants to learn to fly to move to Missouri. I spent $4,230 - ground school, rental plane, instructor, written, DPE and a kneeboard (this was late 2007). Took my checkride with 40.3 hours (last 1.2 was a dual cross country to get t...
by kellyrw
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Aviation Answers
Topic: A Pilot's Library
Replies: 11
Views: 3801

Re: A Pilot's Library

I think Stick and Rudder by Langeweische should be read by anyone starting lessons, and every 6 months thereafter. An excellent set is The Proficient Pilot by Barry Schiff. His articles in AOPA Pilot always seem stilted to me, but there is more information in the books than you can begin to assimila...

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