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by tonycondon
Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Wanna Be a Pilot
Replies: 14
Views: 7938

Re: Wanna Be a Pilot

Heck im a CFI and if it wasnt for teaching I would pretty much NEVER fly! Ive seen students come out to the airport and take lessons when they cant truly afford it. I dont like it one bit. Flying is a ton of fun but you cant destroy the rest of your life for the sake of flying. Where are you at? hav...
by tonycondon
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Lone Chopper Pilot
Replies: 6
Views: 3836

Re: Lone Chopper Pilot

not a helicopter pilot, but wish I had the money to do it. I used to be terrified of the whirling blades of death but have been educated by a couple helo pilots on other forums and really have a good grasp for the physics of the situation. Its fascinating! Im taking a V/STOL class this semester so n...
by tonycondon
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:22 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Soaring stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 1977

Soaring stuff

Guys, Glad that I made OFTL of the Week! Thanks! Also thrilled to hear the discussion about soaring on the podcast. Cross country in a hang glider is pretty awesome, and I thought flying in my low performance sailplane was something to talk about :) There was a question posed about how to find where...
by tonycondon
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: The IACRA Fiasco on 8710 Signoffs
Replies: 4
Views: 3397

Re: The IACRA Fiasco on 8710 Signoffs

I can understand your frustration with the system.

-Clinging to my paper 8710's for as long as I can :)
by tonycondon
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: The IACRA Fiasco on 8710 Signoffs
Replies: 4
Views: 3397

Re: The IACRA Fiasco on 8710 Signoffs

where are you instructing? IACRA is not the law of the land here in Iowa, yet. but most of the newish examiners are going to it at the FAA's encouraging. I used it once and it turned out pretty good, but both me and the student were fairly computer savvy. I did find that the customer service was gre...
by tonycondon
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Intentional #2
Replies: 5
Views: 4512

Re: Intentional #2

5 Hr flights are not uncommon given the correct conditions. My 5 hour flight last April was the only one in Iowa last year that I know of. however in good ridge or wave conditions or good thermals like I had last year, 5 hours is easy to do. The real challenges are ergonomic and physiological. I hav...
by tonycondon
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Crazy Stearman Ferry Pilot Wanted -- The Story
Replies: 1
Views: 2081

Re: Crazy Stearman Ferry Pilot Wanted -- The Story

An interesting report on what certainly was quite an adventure. Im not sure what to make of his attitude towards the nose over incident, and his seemingly general attitude towards recent proficiency in type. I guess I will give him the benefit of the doubt and just hope that all of that came across ...
by tonycondon
Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: LSA's in the Logbook
Replies: 6
Views: 4001

Re: LSA's in the Logbook

My understanding is that a Private Pilot can count time in an LSA as PIC time to be used towards a more advanced rating. However, by definition, LSA's are NOT IFR certified, so you cannot train for an instrument rating in one. However, you CAN build the 50 hours of PIC X-C time for your part 61 IR ...
by tonycondon
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Iowa Region Soaring Seminar and Banquet 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1942

Iowa Region Soaring Seminar and Banquet 2008

Here is the preliminary info for this years soaring seminar. In the past we have attracted attendees from Iowa and many surrounding states. We hope to continue to pull in even more people. You do NOT have to be a glider pilot to attend. Anyone intersting in soaring or gliders will be more than welco...
by tonycondon
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Intentional #2
Replies: 5
Views: 4512

Re: Intentional #2

Bill - Basically, yes. The high for the day was somewhere in the high 40's/low 50's but thanks to low dewpoints the thermals were still good up to 3 or 4000 AGL. I had blue jeans, long sleeve tshirt, pull over sweatshirt and carhartt overalls, with a stocking cap. Matt had normal pants/long sleeve t...

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