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by RigaRunner
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Tail-dragger training
Replies: 3
Views: 1869

Re: Tail-dragger training

Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm looking at J3 Cubs on Trade-A-Plane...trouble is I'd rather fly than do or pay for repairs.
by RigaRunner
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Senator Inhofe - Again
Replies: 12
Views: 5697

Re: Senator Inhofe - Again

See the third item in Al Kamen's "In the Loop" column in today's Washington Post for the latest take on Senator Inhofe's " Pilot's Bill of Rights " legislation, also known as the "Inhofe Revenge Bill." (Link below to story.) Jeb may be surprised, but it looks like this ...
by RigaRunner
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: A Flight Safety Issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

A Flight Safety Issue?

The GAO has just released a report that is highly critical of the Department of Homeland Security for the way they manage certification and inspection of flight schools. GAO says the DHS Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) lacks processes to identify risk and prevent fraud, and does not have...
by RigaRunner
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Airport Restaurants
Topic: Northwest of Toledo
Replies: 0
Views: 2596

Northwest of Toledo

A PIREP for Oshkosh-bound pilots: My wife and I stopped this weekend at KJXN (Jackson County, Michigan) for fuel and lunch on our way back to Leesburg (KJYO) from northern Minnesota. KJXN is just beyond (northwest of) Toledo, Ohio. This is a welcoming airport with two long, wide runways, cheap fuel ...
by RigaRunner
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: How does Flight Aware get its data
Replies: 2
Views: 2218

Re: How does Flight Aware get its data

I recently made a flight under IFR rules, and nearing our destination decided to divert to another airport. FlightAware showed the flight accurately, right up to the point of the diversion, and then it shows a replacement flight from origin to final destination. Check N97RJ for its July 7 flights. O...
by RigaRunner
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep #292
Replies: 10
Views: 6740

Re: Ep #292

I'd like to suggest a shout-out for the Naples, Florida airport, KAPF, which has just constructed a viewing platform and kids' play area at the west end of the airport near the run up and take off area for runway 05. The treated wood platform is about 15 feet off the ground, perhaps 20 by 20 feet, a...
by RigaRunner
Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Listner Questions: Pireps
Replies: 0
Views: 1386

Listner Questions: Pireps

I would be very interested to hear the three of you talk about how often do you file pireps? When? Why not? Are there things about the pirep reporting system that make it difficult? Do you find them useful when the FSS briefer gives them to you? Thanks for a great podcast -- I look forward to each w...
by RigaRunner
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Gear won't go down? Look for a grass strip!
Replies: 1
Views: 1907

Gear won't go down? Look for a grass strip!

I think this may qualify as the Off Field Landing of the Week -- this guy landed a twin with the gear up, at night, on an unlit grass strip that is no longer a functioning airport, using the lights of Opryland to guide him to the field. Moreover, his medical was out of date, and he used to be a drug...
by RigaRunner
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: UCAP mentioned in Washington Post column
Replies: 2
Views: 1258

UCAP mentioned in Washington Post column

Several months ago there was a mention on the podcast of Jim Greenwood, a former FAA official and Learjet executive, who flew his open-cockpit Fleet bi-plane under the 14th Street Bridge that spans the Potomac River in Washington, DC. Today (22 April 2012) in a column in the Washington Post , column...
by RigaRunner
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Shuttle Discovery Arrives Washington DC
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

Shuttle Discovery Arrives Washington DC

The time has now been announced for the arrival of the space shuttle Discovery in the Washington, DC area: between 10:00 and 11:00 EDT on Tuesday, 2012-04-17. The precise route hasn't been announced, but it is likely to include the National Mall and surrounding suburbs. Final destination is the Smit...

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