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by t0r0nad0
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Congratulations, "Captain" Rick!
Replies: 4
Views: 5492

Congratulations, "Captain" Rick!

I got a very exciting phone call on Sunday evening... it was from Rick Marriner ("marriners" here on the UCAP forum), who I had met through this forum last year. At the time, he was just starting his student pilot training and I was very glad to help support him, answer his questions, and ...
by t0r0nad0
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #149: "Pre 9/11 Pooch"
Replies: 18
Views: 15347

Episode #149: "Pre 9/11 Pooch"

Hey Guys, Once again, another great episode - and thanks for again using my opening disclaimer. I was intrigued by your conversation on instruction given by CFI-SP's, so I did a little FAR-diving to find out what the requirements were... after reading through Subpart K of Part 61, I was pleasantly s...
by t0r0nad0
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode 129: "Landing in a Puddle"
Replies: 4
Views: 3717

Re: Episode 129: "Landing in a Puddle"

I've also been able to get some time in a full-motion 737-800 sim. I am a rated PP-ASEL, but I am also a huge sim junkie, including a pretty true to life (as I ultimately found out) 737NG sim for FS2004. Continental put on an event for a group of frequent flyers called the Continental Do, and it was...
by t0r0nad0
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Logbook Memories
Topic: My First 100 Hours
Replies: 1
Views: 2426

My First 100 Hours

This past weekend I topped over 100 hours in the air as a pilot. I thought that would make it about time to look back through my logbook and pull out a few stats. Overall, I think I had a very good first 100 hours. Let me share some with you: Total time: 100.4 Instrument Approaches: 2 Total landings...
by t0r0nad0
Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #125 "Landing Catywompus"
Replies: 18
Views: 14003

Re: Episode #125 "Landing Catywompus"

Jack, thanks for the shout-out and mention of the raffle in episode 127... All of us at the museum appreciate it!
by t0r0nad0
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #125 "Landing Catywompus"
Replies: 18
Views: 14003

Re: Episode #125 "Landing Catywompus"

I had the opportunity to tour the Houston TRACON last fall. They showed us three extra radar screens that were currently not staffed (it was a beautiful VFR Day). It was explained that during IFR conditions when the three parallel ILS approaches are in use, those screens are staffed and the controll...
by t0r0nad0
Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: UCAP #97
Replies: 19
Views: 10203

Re: UCAP #97

Hey guys, I'm just now listening to this episode. I haven't read through all of the posts in this thread, so I'm not sure if this has been covered or not, but the code is typically "SSSS", not "5555". What probably tripped the system for you is that you bought your ticket so soon...
by t0r0nad0
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: UCAP Ambassadors
Topic: Introducing the UCAP Aviation Ambassadors Program
Replies: 17
Views: 36363

Re: Introducing the UCAP Aviation Ambassadors Program

Soooooo... this is a dead topic, then? :)
by t0r0nad0
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Trucks Block Traffic on I-55 for BE-36 Landing
Replies: 0
Views: 1994

Trucks Block Traffic on I-55 for BE-36 Landing

Here's the link to the story on another forum: http://www.pilotsofamerica.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22477 Here's the gist... Bonanza getting low on gas, goes to land at Pontiac, IL. Experiences engine problems and goes to set it down on I-55. Truckers were "alerted" (The guess is that the...
by t0r0nad0
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Technical Pitot Question/Assumption.
Replies: 17
Views: 8899

Re: Technical Pitot Question/Assumption.

Here's an idea... To determine whether the drain does create a negative pressure, taxi out with the pitot cover on and arrange to do a couple of high speed taxis down the runway, while keeping an eye on what the ASI is doing (may want to have a CFI controlling the plane and looking outside while you...

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