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Old 03-14-2013, 08:15 AM   #4411
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Looking at the aerial photo the Cosford airport has unusual (and apparently narrow) access taxi-way's.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:46 AM   #4412
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So, have YOU ridden YOUR bike to Sturgis? I have, from Dallas. 5 times. I trailer it now. It's a very boring ride the first time, not to mention the 5th.
I have ridden my ridged framed panhaed to sturgis twice, once from Sacramento, and once from Arkansas. I have found that getting to and from my destination is 2/3rds the fun
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:15 AM   #4413
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:39 AM   #4414
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A VASI or PAPI would be nice there! Are you a little low? Or is it just that type of visual picture that would make me come in steep?
If you need a VASI or PAPI, you should consider landing somewhere else!

The super wide angle lens will give an illusion...there might also be a slope that can also give an illusion.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:47 PM   #4415
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If you need a VASI or PAPI, you should consider landing somewhere else!

The super wide angle lens will give an illusion...there might also be a slope that can also give an illusion.
Just said it would be nice, and no doubt a benefit to pilots of lesser skill than you or I.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:35 PM   #4416
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What about the endless hours of loading and unloading of moose, caribou, propane 100 pounders, 45 Gal drums, endless cases of beer, snow machines, lumber, tying a canoe to the floats (lost one in flight by the way and scared the be-jesus out of me!), wet cardboard boxes of groceries that fall apart, smelly fish, did I miss anything? Did I mention hosing off drunk hunter puke from the Twotter floor?
I think they tended to shorten my lifespan !!!!

And what about my favorite, landing in the fog on top of glassy water, that little orifice was so tight until I touched down, and all this before GPS...

Float plane hours yeah..."Ladies and Gentlemen this your captain speaking we will be flying at 38,000...blah blah blah..." Knock on the door, "Captain would you like a coffee and maybe a cookie ?"
Damn, I sure miss those float plane days...!!!
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:59 PM   #4417
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Nofate,
I just realized that you're a fellow Backcountry Pilot. I thought that red C-180 looked familiar.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:03 PM   #4418
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:04 AM   #4419
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Will she be ready for Sun n Fun?
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:34 AM   #4420
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Cool pics of the skeeter!


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Old 03-15-2013, 10:22 AM   #4421
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A lot of info in here

It's amazing how many pilots are killed in non-combat actions.

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:51 AM   #4422
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We used to do an annual fishing trip to Wawa, typically drive up find a logging road go down it till we find a suitable chain of lakes and enjoy a week of fishing and camping. One year we got the bright idea to look into a fly in deal for the next year, some how we found the cheapest deal and made arrangements. It ended up being our worst trip up there. The plane (182 SkyWagon)was heavily over loaded reeked of stale beer, body odor, fuel, and vomit. I noticed the fuel gauges were low, mentioned it to the pilot, he flicked them and said they only work some times.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #4423
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We used to do an annual fishing trip to Wawa, typically drive up find a logging road go down it till we find a suitable chain of lakes and enjoy a week of fishing and camping. One year we got the bright idea to look into a fly in deal for the next year, some how we found the cheapest deal and made arrangements. It ended up being our worst trip up there. The plane (182 SkyWagon)was heavily over loaded reeked of stale beer, body odor, fuel, and vomit. I noticed the fuel gauges were low, mentioned it to the pilot, he flicked them and said they only work some times.
Who trusts fuel gauges ever?
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:14 PM   #4424
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What about the endless hours of loading and unloading of moose, caribou, propane 100 pounders, 45 Gal drums, endless cases of beer, snow machines, lumber, tying a canoe to the floats (lost one in flight by the way and scared the be-jesus out of me!), wet cardboard boxes of groceries that fall apart, smelly fish, did I miss anything? Did I mention hosing off drunk hunter puke from the Twotter floor?
I think they tended to shorten my lifespan !!!!

And what about my favorite, landing in the fog on top of glassy water, that little orifice was so tight until I touched down, and all this before GPS...

Float plane hours yeah..."Ladies and Gentlemen this your captain speaking we will be flying at 38,000...blah blah blah..." Knock on the door, "Captain would you like a coffee and maybe a cookie ?"
Damn, I sure miss those float plane days...!!!
Flying floatplanes in the bush is how many commercial pilots in Canada cut their teeth.. You paid your dues. I don't do it for work so its still enjoyable. Glad you have good memories of those days.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #4425
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Interesting day on the aircraft.

Let's just say that violently pushing the nose over and pushing negative g's does interesting things to any loose items in the troop compartment.

The crew are now firm believers in seat belts when seated.
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