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by Sven
Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Can a guy with only computer flight sim time land a plane?
Replies: 6
Views: 5271

Re: Can a guy with only computer flight sim time land a plane?

I just found his trip report. I didn't have time read it through but thought I would copy and paste and give the link before this disappears. http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=35915547&postcount=606 TRIP REPORT I set out at 9 a.m. Friday with some misgivings, wondering why I had v...
by Sven
Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Can a guy with only computer flight sim time land a plane?
Replies: 6
Views: 5271

Re: Can a guy with only computer flight sim time land a plane?

Hmmm, so it is. The video showed a guy who had only been exposed to flight sims. This was the first time this guy had ever been in a small plane. I believe the plane was a 172. He found a willing CFI to sit right seat and allowed him to do a touch-and-go. The video showed him on final from inside th...
by Sven
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Can a guy with only computer flight sim time land a plane?
Replies: 6
Views: 5271

Can a guy with only computer flight sim time land a plane?

Can a guy who has never been in a private aircraft actually land the plane? This guy has only messed around with flight sims. Take a look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pEVhTW30Sk&feature=youtu.be

-Sven
by Sven
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: ELT Irony
Replies: 2
Views: 2644

ELT Irony

We just upgraded our ELT. This is the box it arrived in. Does the FAA really know what the FAA is doing? This must have been the conversation in the "Making Up New Rules" room. "To increase safety we are going to require that you put a new expensive safety device in your airplane but ...
by Sven
Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Hypoxic Felix?
Replies: 3
Views: 3460

Hypoxic Felix?

First of all, Congratulations fo Fearless Felix and the Red Bull team for this amazing achievement. As I watched the live feed it seemed like there was a little more than communication problems going on. He was sounding and acting hypoxic. I wonder if that's something we'll hear about in the days to...
by Sven
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Blimp Shuts Runway
Replies: 2
Views: 2267

Re: Blimp Shuts Runway

I stand corrected. I found their website and tried to book a ticket but it was $1300+. A little too spendy for a one way ticket from Santa Rosa to Mountain View.
by Sven
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Blimp Shuts Runway
Replies: 2
Views: 2267

Blimp Shuts Runway

At KSTS we have had a NOTAM for the past couple of days shutting down one of our runways. It's been taken over by a blimp, zeppelin, giant wiener-shaped balloon, lighter-than-air, dirigible. It's giving rides over wine country for about $400 a pop. Or, if you want to have a look around at the cab th...
by Sven
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Coolest Arrival & Departure Website Ever
Replies: 1
Views: 1960

Coolest Arrival & Departure Website Ever

Big Bear in Southern California is a tricky airport. You've got density altitude issues to watch and noise abatement in this resort community. Take a look at their website. Down toward the bottom you click on an arrival and/or departure and see the route animated for you. I thought this was brillian...
by Sven
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Total Scumbags
Replies: 0
Views: 1665

Total Scumbags

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20120910/ARTICLES/120919952/1350?Title=Army-chopper-vandalized-at-Ukiah-airport

I hope when that satellite phone is turned on every military satellite overhead picks it up.

-Sven
by Sven
Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Bob Odegaard was killed today during a practice flight
Replies: 1
Views: 2071

Bob Odegaard was killed today during a practice flight

Here's an article from Fargo, ND. http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/373630/ Here's a video talking about the modifications made to the Corsair. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLnpCoclgxo I got to see him at Oshkosh this summer perform a flawless tribute to Bob Hoover in the Shrike Commander. ...

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