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by MerlinFAC
Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Question about Oshkosh/AirVenture
Replies: 5
Views: 3935

Re: Question about Oshkosh/AirVenture

like bumping into Bob Hoover while looking at P-51's or Capt Sully while waiting for a ride on the Ford TriMotor. You think a Canada Goose would avoid smacking a Tin Goose, as a matter of professional courtesy? :D Couple of other Oshkosh notes. It's probably too late to get to the Brodhead, WI Piet...
by MerlinFAC
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Aviation ends marriages?
Replies: 2
Views: 1815

Re: Aviation ends marriages?

One of my favorite t-shirts is a Corvair Authority shirt... the back of it reads "My Ex Wanted Me To Quit Flying" (Hmmm... maybe we should send one to J. Mac McClellan? :lol: )
by MerlinFAC
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Balloon w/ 13 ppl + emergency landing: "It was really nifty"
Replies: 0
Views: 2150

Balloon w/ 13 ppl + emergency landing: "It was really nifty"

I would have loved to have seen this scene... I like the part about how they made prior arrangements to close the landing site... kind of like calling your shot, huh? From: http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/07/15/14719846.html Balloon makes emergency landing in Ottawa By Doug Hempstead, QMI...
by MerlinFAC
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Harris-Moore Arrested
Replies: 1
Views: 2217

Re: Harris-Moore Arrested

Now, let's review: A smart-ass teenage pr**k steals numerous airplanes, boats and cars over 2 years, his name's all over the national news, and he manages to evade the FBI, TSA, DHS, USAF, USCG, and countless local police departments... and according to his mom, he even has a Blackberry but can't be...
by MerlinFAC
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: New kind of OFL - the airplane just "gave out"!
Replies: 0
Views: 1849

New kind of OFL - the airplane just "gave out"!

A Marquardt MA-5 Charger (N2PF) made an uneventful landing on a road near Punta Gorda, FL on 7/8. What amused me was the reported cause... From: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100707/BREAKING/100709807/2416/NEWS?Title=Bi-plane-lands-on-Charlotte-road Bi-plane lands on Charlotte road Publishe...
by MerlinFAC
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Teterboro hangar foamed
Replies: 3
Views: 2202

Re: Teterboro hangar foamed

EDIT: I just looked at the first photo again and just noticed it was dated 6/2010. :oops: Guess it's not the same incident after all... I'm guessing this is the same incident as the following photo which has been going around since at least 2001. The story usually attached to it is funny, and makes...
by MerlinFAC
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: TSA abuses disabled mom and small child
Replies: 2
Views: 2407

TSA abuses disabled mom and small child

This one just makes my blood boil, but it's not in the least bit surprising from the Traitorous Scumbag Administration. This blog, "The Tales of an Amputee Mommy" ( http://amputeemommy.blogspot.com/ ), is run by Peggy Friedman Chenoweth, who says "I am a 36 year old below knee amputee...
by MerlinFAC
Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Does TSA actually PREFER to hire criminals?
Replies: 1
Views: 1550

Does TSA actually PREFER to hire criminals?

The TSA seems to have established a pattern of hiring criminals and others who shouldn't be in any kind of security-critical environment. First there was the guy who was convicted of a felony (bank robbery) and then lied about it on his application, whom the TSA then FORCED Richmond International Ai...
by MerlinFAC
Fri May 28, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Highway Landing
Replies: 3
Views: 3318

Re: Highway Landing

I've read too many stories about engine trouble shortly after an annual. I was flying with a friend some years ago in his Cherokee 180. It had had the rearmost engine cylinder replaced about an hour or two (flight time) before. After a 10-minute flight to the next airport down the way (gas was chea...
by MerlinFAC
Thu May 20, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: FAA Hand-Propping Accident Video
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

Re: FAA Hand-Propping Accident Video

Wow, quite an interesting history there. I've heard of other planes losing the engine (or engines, in the case of an OV-10 I heard about) due to fuel tank sealants disintegrating. You'd think they'd make a rule it has to be checked or re-sealed every X years to prevent that... hard to imagine that a...

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