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by sballmer
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: 468: Glass vs Steam
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

468: Glass vs Steam

Gentlemen, I just listened your discussion of Glass vs Steam gauges on UCAP468. Great discussion, but felt the urge to share a few thoughts. - Jack mentioned readability - one of my biggest problem with glass is that basically all glass manufacturers fill the real estate with irrelevant number, and ...
by sballmer
Thu May 04, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode 430 - "S Turns On A Highway"
Replies: 7
Views: 3843

Re: Episode 430 - "S Turns On A Highway"

Listening to you guys talk about the wake turbulence at flight levels issue, I was wondering: With ADS-B capability, precise position and aircraft type of any traffic should always be available. Also, the current winds are calculated continuously by modern avionics. That should be all required infor...
by sballmer
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode 412: Ten Years After
Replies: 1
Views: 1333

Re: Episode 412: Ten Years After

Congratulations on the ten-year anniversary! I have been listening from the start - and not by coincidence. This month also marks my 10-year anniversary of my US certificates.

On another ten!
by sballmer
Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Annie Best Higdon (1955-2014) RIP
Replies: 18
Views: 8860

Re: Annie Best Higdon (1955-2014) RIP

Dear Dave,

I can't add much to what others already said. My sincere condolences for your loss and wishing you strength.

Stefan
by sballmer
Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Meetups
Topic: Alton Bay Winter Carnival
Replies: 4
Views: 4531

Alton Bay Winter Carnival

Another chance to land on the ice:
http://www.alton.nh.gov/CalendarDetail.asp?ID=6225

I whish I could make it...
by sballmer
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #308
Replies: 14
Views: 6942

Re: Episode #308

More often than not, circular exclusions form class C airspace is all that remains from former airports.
This is true at my home field KSYR, and the google sat view confirms that this is also true at KPDX.

(it just hurts to see a road built thought the middle of a runway...)
by sballmer
Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep. #303 - Six
Replies: 8
Views: 3838

Re: Ep. #303 - Six

Once again, the price of gas thing. Adjusted for inflation, gas costs no more today than it did fifty years ago. Do the math. That correct compared to the oil crisis in 1980 (and in the MIT thesis - figure 3-13), but the thesis also shows a significant drop of GA flying in the 1980 period. For the ...
by sballmer
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep. #303 - Six
Replies: 8
Views: 3838

Re: Ep. #303 - Six

You talked about trends in GA over the last 6 years. You will find this recent MIT thesis very interesting: Avweb article http://www.avweb.com/avwebbiz/news/Costs_Limit_Flying_207270-1.html Direct lint to the MIT thesis repository: http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/72392
by sballmer
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Lose prop.....land in lake!
Replies: 3
Views: 2501

Re: Lose prop.....land in lake!

Scofreyjet wrote:That is seriously in the middle of nowhere - lucky the Blackhawks were in the area

I guess there is an advantage in having MOAs over remote stretches of land...
by sballmer
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Off-field landing on Aug 5th
Replies: 1
Views: 1797

Off-field landing on Aug 5th

I want to give a shout-out to these guys. I guess it fits under several topics: Drones, Skynet, OFLotW,... it certainly is cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcsqRA5dFkM

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