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by Sven
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: "No one hurt in Napa plane crash"
Replies: 0
Views: 1781

"No one hurt in Napa plane crash"

This was in our local paper and already it's toward the bottom of the news stories since so much other stuff is happening. I'm sure if it were a lighter day even the bigger bay area news stations would have picked this up. Sounds like the PIC followed his training and did not make the "impossib...
by Sven
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Aviation Answers
Topic: GPS Direct or Victor Airways?
Replies: 6
Views: 5419

GPS Direct or Victor Airways?

After 25 years of no flying I finally got back in the saddle and reinstated my private ticket last year. Back in the day I did a lot of dead reckoning and a little victor airway flying since I was in very rural Minnesota. I now live in California and own a plane at a class D airport. I have not vent...
by Sven
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: TSA stands for ??
Replies: 38
Views: 30813

Re: TSA stands for ??

According to this article it sounds like the folks at the TSA need a major do-over. It seems now that the TSA agent interviewing the blogger who posted the secret TSA manual online flaked out and left his notebook in a public place. It almost seems like a comedy act. http://www.boingboing.net/2010/0...
by Sven
Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Air traffic control in Kabul
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

Re: Air traffic control in Kabul

This fascinating blog is now "off the air." His last entry was on Jan 1. He talked about some pending changes on the base. One of them involved a change in them having to transit outside the base security zone to get to work. He was not happy with that and said if that happened he would be...
by Sven
Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Wired Mag: "The Sky's the Limit for China's DIY Aviators"
Replies: 2
Views: 1915

Re: Wired Mag: "The Sky's the Limit for China's DIY Aviators"

A couple months ago I was looking at a Tomahawk across the taxiway from my hanger. My hanger neighbor, Brian, was working on it and had the cowl off. He had to replace the brake fluid reservoir and told me what it cost. I couldn't believe it. It looked exactly like a small can used for turpentine wi...
by Sven
Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: TSA stands for ??
Replies: 38
Views: 30813

Re: TSA stands for ??

This guy was on a list of 500,000 names. We got an FBI agent out there investigating each of them.I don't think so. And lots of dangerous stuff can pass through the inspections we now do. I think you're on to something. Instead of having the FBI spend all their time and resources doing background c...
by Sven
Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: TSA stands for ??
Replies: 38
Views: 30813

Re: TSA stands for ??

Terrorists Successfully Aggravate With all the other hassles we have to endure on the airlines, now I'm expected to risk my own life to save the entire plane to defend against terrorists. Shouldn't I get some sort of discount for being a terrorist fighter? I would expect at least a 50% discount on t...
by Sven
Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Logbook Memories
Topic: My First Ditching (sort of)
Replies: 3
Views: 3369

My First Ditching (sort of)

I was 19 and I was working on my private pilot's license. I only had about 30 hours of flight time. I was flying solo and doing some touch-and-go landings at Maple Lake, MN (KMGG). I was using runway 10, which has a lake at the end of it. Take off was normal and I was climbing to pattern altitude an...

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