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by ruckin
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Callback #397 - is about UAVs
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Callback #397 - is about UAVs

Wow the latest callback is all about UAV and the things that go wrong :shock:

http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/publications/callback.html

Spooky.

Ruckin
by ruckin
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: How do we make airports fun?
Replies: 11
Views: 3038

Re: How do we make airports fun?

Jack, One thing you didn't notice about that marina is the locked gates and barb wire on the shore side of all of those docks. Most marinas have the locked gates and if you are just "hanging out" to check out the boats those people tend to call the cops or try to shoo you off. I have spent...
by ruckin
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: #275
Replies: 10
Views: 2417

Re: #275

Last night I was talking to a person that has time in a 172 on floats out of KRNT (Renton WA) and I asked him about how long the run up took. He said that the checklist is very short and it hardly takes any time at all even if you are slow and methodical about it. He also said that you are not on th...
by ruckin
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Online resource - Flying Lessons
Replies: 0
Views: 436

Online resource - Flying Lessons

Dave obliquely mentioned Thomas Turner during episode #275 when talking about fuel exhaustion. Mr Turner publishes an online newsletter called Flying Lessons. Some weeks are more interesting that others but I usually read both this and the NASA callback. The flying lessons can be found at: http://ww...
by ruckin
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #269 "Beer Barrel Poker Run"
Replies: 12
Views: 3683

Re: Episode #269 "Beer Barrel Poker Run"

Interesting discussion on the effectiveness of an ELT (or lack there of). I am probably biased based on my recent SAR training and the fact that I live out west where there are lots of uninhabited mountainous terrain... I won't debate if 121 or 406 is a better frequency but being able to encode your...
by ruckin
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: it's a bird, it's a plane...
Replies: 0
Views: 434

it's a bird, it's a plane...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScWJkUhCi6g

it's RC superhero! (78" tall rc plane that looks like a superhero). It would be so fun to buzz the neighborhood with this...
by ruckin
Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: TFR Question
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: TFR Question

Thank goodness I didn't get caught playing with my balsa free flight glider... I guess I need to pay a little closer attention next time a VIP TFR pops up in my neighborhood :oops:
by ruckin
Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #255 "The Reno Tragedy"
Replies: 15
Views: 3578

Re: Episode #255 "The Reno Tragedy"

Champguy, if there are two (or more) sailboats on the water they are racing even if one of them doesn't know it! 8-) I have raced in development classes and in the more static one designs as well as several "handicap" fleets . In the development classes you need to innovate and adapt or yo...
by ruckin
Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: TFR Question
Replies: 3
Views: 854

TFR Question

I have managed to get on one of the FAA mailing lists so I am informed of upcoming events and notices in my location... The most recent one got me thinking... Apparently some VIP is going to be in Seattle on Sunday Sept 25th. and a TFR restricting flight within a 30 nm radius will be in effect. Ther...

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