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  • Posted in thread: L Bird fly-in at Sill on 02-21-2018 at 04:53 PM
    I recall flying to Ft Sill for a, I believe, the 45th anniversary of the L-bird and pilot
    training in 1986. I met many a L-bird pilot. Unfortunately, I didn't really pay attention to it
    all well enoug...

  • Posted in thread: Owner assisted annual on 02-19-2018 at 05:56 PM
    Thanks, Bob. I understand the liability and why folks don't want to expose themselves. I only
    knew about the X annuals each year requirement. Didn't realize there were other ways to comply.
    Now it mak...

  • Posted in thread: Owner assisted annual on 02-19-2018 at 03:15 PM
    I agree, its not the owner per se but his greedy lawyer and insurance company that worrys me.
    When I obtained my IA, it sorta took the fun out of working on airplanes. I just work on my own
    now.Mark P...

  • Posted in thread: We just got hit by one .... on 02-16-2018 at 09:17 PM
    Yes, I doubt we affect the Earth's tectonic plate action much but we certainly can screw up the
    thin atmosphere . I have seen that in California , and seen it fixed by government
    regulation.The same g...

  • Posted in thread: We just got hit by one .... on 02-16-2018 at 03:58 PM
    -Fracking vs Earthquakes-I’ve got a hypothesis about that:Plate tectonics causes earthquakes.
    Earthquakes occur along the zone between plates known as fault lines. The magnitude of an
    earthquake is de...

  • Posted in thread: IACRA Grumble on 02-16-2018 at 03:43 PM
    Viet Nam vets will remember this sung to Col. Bogey:Re-Up – just like the fool you are.[*]
    Re-Up – and buy a brand new car.Re-Up – I'd rather throw-upThan be a lifer, a beggar, a puke.
    Paul go to YouT...

  • Posted in thread: Clip wing vs Long wing J-3 on 02-16-2018 at 02:55 PM
    Get a Decathlon. Cheaper and better for all but pattern work. The standard Cub excells at
    landing and takeoff.When I was based on grass with my Cub, I'd spend hours in the pattern
    shooting t/o and lan...

  • Posted in thread: IACRA Grumble on 02-14-2018 at 10:34 PM
    Apparently there were several at Randolph as IPs. They were teaching waiting on retirement. The
    CPTs and MAJ all handled most the admin stuff and the LTC mostly just flew and caused headaches
    for Majo...

  • Posted in thread: IACRA Grumble on 02-14-2018 at 03:26 PM
    Do the incentive programs apply to more senior grades? Typically, an Lieutenant Colonel is
    already at the ~15-16 minimum year mark when he pins and is guaranteed retirement short of
    misconduct. Not su...

  • Posted in thread: IACRA Grumble on 02-13-2018 at 01:57 AM
    And we wonder why folks are dropping out of aviation.Grumble."We are not happy until you are
    not happy." --FAA Motto

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Jim Rice Collierville, TN 1946 Piper J-3C-65 N7155H (Flying) 1994 Van's RV-4 N4WJ (Flying) US Army Retired (still working to pay for flying) EAA Member AOPA Member NRA LIFE Member