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by RigaRunner
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: GA Success Story
Replies: 0
Views: 935

GA Success Story

Jack, Dave, and especially Jeb (who used to be nearby at HEF), I just want to call your attention to the recent news story about the Leesburg, VA airport (Leesburg Executive, JYO, formerly Arthur Godfrey Field) being declared the third best airport in Virginia in terms of economic activity brought t...
by RigaRunner
Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: LightSquare Testing
Replies: 18
Views: 10001

Re: LightSquare Testing

The Washington Post, which has carried literally dozens of full page, color self-congratulatory LightSquared advertisements over the past several months, proves today that you can bite the hand that feeds you! The ads, which cost big bucks in a newspaper that reaches an audience of congressmen, Hill...
by RigaRunner
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: LightSquare Testing
Replies: 18
Views: 10001

Re: LightSquare Testing

There is a very informative National Journal article, and a couple of sophisticated comments by radio frequency engineering experts, on the subject of Light Squared's problems at this link: http://www.nationaljournal.com/hotline/campaign-law-watch/no-static-at-all-gps-industry-disputes-lightsquared-...
by RigaRunner
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: LightSquare Testing
Replies: 18
Views: 10001

Re: LightSquare Testing

Under the headline, "LightSquared wireless Internet plan concerns officials pushing GPS for aviation" the June 5 Washington Post carries a good explanation of the issues. As the first sentence puts it: "Two of 21st-century America’s favorite gadgets — the smartphone and the GPS device...
by RigaRunner
Fri May 27, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Instrument Rating Training
Replies: 2
Views: 1909

Re: Instrument Rating Training

The other thing I would recommend is what the U.S. military pilots call "chair flying." Once you have a particular IFR approach in your local area figured out (that is, you understand the approach plate and perhaps have flown it once with your instructor), then sit in a chair, close your e...
by RigaRunner
Fri May 27, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: LightSquare Testing
Replies: 18
Views: 10001

Re: LightSquare Testing

We have a FAA notice (not a real NOTAM) circulating here in the Washington, DC area about future outages of the GPS signal in the vicinity of the Patuxent Naval Air Station. The notice text is here: https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2011/May/PAXR_11-05_GPS_Flight_Advisory.pdf At the same time,...
by RigaRunner
Fri May 27, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: "A 12 Step Program" UCAP #235
Replies: 2
Views: 2534

Re: "A 12 Step Program" UCAP #235

Jack, I sure wish you could draw Dave and Jeb out on the question of "leaning the engine." My instructor in a Cessna 172 left me with nothing more than a simple rule: "When you reach about 3000 feet, pull the mixture back until the engine falters, then push it in a little bit, and kee...
by RigaRunner
Fri May 06, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: For Jack...
Replies: 0
Views: 1021

For Jack...

Jack, who is apparently a little rattled about alligators, really has to see this article about the alligator attack: http://www.ocala.com/article/20110502/ARTICLES/110509961/1439?Title=Gator-has-run-in-with-the-law-bites-patrol-car&tc=ar By the way, there's an old Florida rule about not walking...
by RigaRunner
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Ice Pilots NWT Finally on U.S. Television!
Replies: 5
Views: 2544

Re: Ice Pilots NWT Finally on U.S. Television!

This is great news! I am one who has been writing letters and sending messages to my cable company, to Discovery and National Geographic, and to the community television authorities for over a year. I am delighted to see that we finally will get to see Ice Pilots NWT here in the USA. I've posted an ...
by RigaRunner
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: "Big Mess o' Fun" UCAP #228
Replies: 7
Views: 4002

Re: "Big Mess o' Fun" UCAP #228

I enjoyed the discussion with Brian Foley. You guys may get around to this in a later podcast (I'm a little behind in my listening), but it is worth noting that Cirrus is already owned by a foreign company. Arcapita, a company based in Bahrain, is the major stakeholder in Cirrus. Arcapita is finance...

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