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by gmarshall
Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Paraglider aerobatics
Replies: 0
Views: 926

Paraglider aerobatics

So this gentleman uses a steep spiral to increase his airspeed to the point that he can initiate controlled, repeated forward flips in his paraglider.

I wouldn't have beleived it without seeing it. Very cool.
by gmarshall
Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #164 "Three Airplanes"
Replies: 33
Views: 12510

Re: Episode #164 "Three Airplanes"

Plane one is a Caravan on amphib floats. Go just about anywhere (albeit sorta slowly) carrying a bunch of friends and a couple canoes to boot. About as reliable and safe as a single engine airplane can get, so long as you avoid flight into known icing. (I'm looking at you, FedEx!) Plane two would be...
by gmarshall
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #161 "Endless Quest to Fill Space"
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Episode #161 "Endless Quest to Fill Space"

Jeb talked about how aircraft engines run at high output for extended periods of time as one of the reasons converted auto engines often don't necessarily make good foundations for certified aviation engines. I read an article years ago (in Flying? not sure) which spoke about some other factors. Obv...
by gmarshall
Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: A show worth checking out: Ice Pilots NWT
Replies: 19
Views: 11821

A show worth checking out: Ice Pilots NWT

Put out by Canada's History Channel, this is a 'reality TV' show about Buffalo Airways. They operate DC3s, DC4s, C46 Commandos and a Lockheed Electra in Canada's far north, supplying towns with no road access throughout most of the year. I don't know if it's ...
by gmarshall
Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Aviation Answers
Topic: Setting off Someone's TCAS
Replies: 6
Views: 2861

Re: Setting off Someone's TCAS

Controllers' primary job is to provide positive separation for IFR aircraft. All flights above 18000 feet are IFR. The idea being that big heavy jets with lots of people on board are travelling fast enough to need more than the Mark I eyeball to keep them safe. Just as big jets can't be expected to ...
by gmarshall
Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #157 "Eunuchs Tending the Harem"
Replies: 12
Views: 7958

Re: Episode #157 "Eunuchs Tending the Harem"

Other than the emotions of the whole experience, my clearest memory from my solo was: "Wow, the skychicken sure climbs well with only one person on board!" ;) I'm a full-flaps guy unless there's a specific reason. With the delay in this episode I was expecting to hear about Balloon Boy and...
by gmarshall
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Scary Video
Replies: 8
Views: 2888

Re: Scary Video

Technically this could be an OFLotW if you classify it as a touch and go....

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