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by RigaRunner
Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Listener question - 'the little things'
Replies: 4
Views: 2550

Re: Listener question - 'the little things'

I will only tell you that for all their fantastic engineering, Cirrus airplanes are notoriously hard to start when hot. The standard (non-turbo) engine floods simply because the pilot sits down in the left seat. It will remain flooded until hell freezes over or dinner is cold, whichever comes first....
by RigaRunner
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: EAA
Replies: 6
Views: 2922

Re: EAA

Nevertheless, with a continuing decline in the GA pilot population, is it time for someone to think about merging EAA and AOPA?

Is there a real good reason why not?
by RigaRunner
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Plane hits car on short final
Replies: 5
Views: 2856

Re: Plane hits car on short final

Interesting. But, this never happens at Gibraltar (in Spain) where a major north-south highway crosses the active runway. For terrain reasons, there is no choice but to have the runway and highway intersect, and somehow the cars always stop when airplanes, including commercial jets, are on final. Ta...
by RigaRunner
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep. #306 "I’ve got a fever and..."
Replies: 3
Views: 2771

Re: Ep. #306 "I’ve got a fever and..."

With regard to the resurgence of LightSquared, the article from Vanity Fair magazine (September 6, 2012 issue) says a lot about what kind of people we're dealing with at LightSquared: BEGIN QUOTE Over Labor Day weekend, Lisa Maria Falcone, the brassy, flamboyant wife of hedge-fund manager Philip Fal...
by RigaRunner
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: New FAA Weather Site
Replies: 0
Views: 1527

New FAA Weather Site

There is an experimental version of the ADDS weather service site at http://weather.aero/ . The Experimental Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) presentation uses a much more active user interface and offers some better ways of accessing and viewing official weather data than you get at the http://...
by RigaRunner
Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Drones Crashing
Replies: 1
Views: 1843

Drones Crashing

Jeb might especially want to look at the extraordinary series of stories in his former hometown paper, the Washinton Post, this past week on the subject of drones. The focus is on the growing use of drones by USG agencies for targeted killing, but in the stories is a lot of information on crashes, a...
by RigaRunner
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Small plane crash caught on video from inside cockpit
Replies: 2
Views: 2514

Re: Small plane crash caught on video from inside cockpit

The Stinson 108 Voyager has a useful load of over 1,000 pounds; density altitude was reportedly 12,000 feet at the take off time and location. Someone noticed that it looks like the mixture is full rich. With four guys and fuel, well, you do the math.
by RigaRunner
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Fly the Plate and You Won't Get Hurt
Replies: 1
Views: 1495

Fly the Plate and You Won't Get Hurt

This is a heck of a story! The FAA approach plate to Saratoga Springs ensured that you would hit a tree! [url]http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aviation-international-news/2012-08-01/fly-plate-and-you-wont-get-hurt [/url] I'd love to hear Jeb and Dave discuss this one, especially because it req...
by RigaRunner
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Senator Inhofe - Again
Replies: 12
Views: 5358

Re: Senator Inhofe - Again

Well, now it has become law. See this http://www.flyingmag.com/news/pilots-bill-rights-becomes-law?cmpid=enews080712&spPodID=030&spMailingID=6067971&spUserID=NDc4NjI2MjIzNwS2&spJobID=203496097&spReportId=MjAzNDk2MDk3S0 Frankly, it is probably a good thing that the FAA is now lega...
by RigaRunner
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: C-17 lands on 3,400 foot runway
Replies: 1
Views: 2190

C-17 lands on 3,400 foot runway

One assumes that when a C-17 mistakes a little GA airport with a 3,400 foot runway for MacDill AFB with its 11,400-foot runway, that counts as an off-field-landing? http://www.flyingmag.com/pilots-places/pilots-adventures-more/video-c-17-accidentally-lands-small-ga-airport The really amazing video, ...

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