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If I remember correctly, this episode included some discussion about non-flying "acts" at airshows. I attended The Great New England Airshow at Westover ARB (Chicopee, MA) this past weekend. Les Shockley's "Shockwave" jet-powered big-rig attempted to fly after it's drogue chute d...
PilotBillFromTexas wrote:Why was a student pilot doing a cross country flight at night?
I don't think the article says that - only that he "stayed with (the airplane) through the night".
- Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:00 am
- Forum: Episodes
- Topic: UCAP #69 "A Very Floral Nose"
- Replies: 12
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I'm glad someone found a reference to it - the best I could do was identify it as part of National Geographic TV's "Inside" series, but couldn't actually find anything about it on their website. I did see the show when it aired on PBS-HD. Awesome stuff in HD, unfortunately including the tr...
- Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:11 pm
- Forum: Other Topics
- Topic: Filing Flight Plan Fiascos
- Replies: 13
- Views: 4808
I recently saw something that came out of AOPA saying that the number of calls to the FSS problem hotline has dropped off significantly, even though the "buzz" is that there are still lots of problems. We need to call when we encounter problems with Flight Service (like the dropped call I ...
Members of my rental club routinely fly (from Massachusetts) into Maine for training and for breakfast/pleasure runs, and there has been no statement of concern from club management on this issue. As an afterthought to this statement, I should say that as renters, it's highly unlikely that we would...
jackhodgson wrote:The shownotes list the name and artist who did the mashup music we're using. I'll entertain guesses from listeners as to the original song, but I'm not sure it's all the hard to guess.
No, not so hard...
"Sledgehammer" - Peter Gabriel
- Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:47 am
- Forum: Listener Mail
- Topic: Is the UCAP Podcast too long ?????
- Replies: 48
- Views: 16661
Since I can always come back to it later, the length isn't a real issue for me except that I often burn an audio CD to listen during my commute to work, which is limited to 80 minutes. I don't have any mp3 interface to my truck's audio system, and I won't wear headphones while driving (because I als...
From what I've read, one of the key discriminators that determines whether Maine can attempt to tax your airplane is whether or not it was purchased within the 12-month period prior to your visit, and if it was, whether or not it was purchased in a state with no sales tax or a sales tax less than Ma...
After listening to Episode #60 ("Rocket Fuel") the comments about the rocket-powered Long-EZ variant reminded me of something I had read recently. A quick web search helped me to recall why it all sounded so familiar... I had read an article about the Rocket Racing League in Air & Spac...