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by Laminar
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode 493 - "Papa-Foxtrot-Mike"
Replies: 0
Views: 6270

Episode 493 - "Papa-Foxtrot-Mike"

On the gliding achievement badges... There are three fundamental badges, each with three components: Silver 1000 meter climb 5 hour duration 50 kilometer distance Gold 3000 meter climb 5 hour duration 300 kilometer distance Diamond 5000 meter climb 300 kilometer distance to a goal 500 kilometer dist...
by Laminar
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode 492 - "Orographic Lifting"
Replies: 0
Views: 5223

Episode 492 - "Orographic Lifting"

Jeb's description of the terrain in Florida reminds me that the glider pilots call Route 27 (N/S highway in the center of the state) the "Florida Ridge." The elevation there is in fact a tiny bit above average. But the good thermals found over the road are probably more due to drainage tha...
by Laminar
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Trying to win a bar bet
Replies: 5
Views: 7659

Re: Trying to win a bar bet

Good sleuthing, thanks, Jeff!

I wonder how many biplanes have radar altimeters.

-Rick
by Laminar
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Trying to win a bar bet
Replies: 5
Views: 7659

Re: Trying to win a bar bet

What aircraft is this? No clue. It's a picture of a picture hanging in a bar. They both look like temperature gauges to me, but I don't know much about CHT or EGT in big engines, especially in Celsius. And I have no explanation for the dual scaling on the lower center instrument. The oil temperatur...
by Laminar
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Trying to win a bar bet
Replies: 5
Views: 7659

Trying to win a bar bet

What are the left and center instruments in the bottom row?
-Rick

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by Laminar
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: UCAP #440 - "Wasabi"
Replies: 1
Views: 4903

UCAP #440 - "Wasabi"

Hey, thanks for the shoutout to Erin Connor, Miss Vermont!

It's about time our state is recognized for celebrities better looking than Bernie Sanders!

-Rick
by Laminar
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Amazing OFL caught on video.
Replies: 3
Views: 6569

Re: Amazing OFL caught on video.

I hate it when that happens.
by Laminar
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: UCAP #415 - TOP GUN
Replies: 7
Views: 6090

Re: UCAP #415 - TOP GUN

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into TOP GUN.
by Laminar
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Logbook Memories
Topic: Logbook #1 filled
Replies: 2
Views: 6092

Re: Logbook #1 filled

Congratulations, Bruce! And congratulations on not losing the logbook during your hiatus.

-Rick
by Laminar
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Meetups
Topic: Nashua NH Meetup?
Replies: 17
Views: 17408

Re: Nashua NH Meetup?

You're right, Mike, it really has been a long time!

I wish I could make it, but I'll be at the World Air Games that day!

-Rick

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