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  1. murphey replied to the thread Trig functions & Private Pilot Test.

    Guess what? We still teach it in 2nd semester computer science and in compiler theory. It's how many programming languages are implemented.

    Jun 21, 2018 at 3:53 PM
  2. murphey liked Sac Arrow's post in the thread Trig functions & Private Pilot Test.

    Yeah, in real life I just take the Nike approach to crosswinds. Just do it.

    Jun 21, 2018 at 3:51 PM
  3. murphey liked PaulS's post in the thread Trig functions & Private Pilot Test.

    Ok, we're getting a little obtuse here.

    Jun 21, 2018 at 10:02 AM
  4. murphey replied to the thread Best batteries for today's ANR headsets..

    At one time the Kirkland's were Duracells, rebranded. Not sure what they are now.

    Jun 21, 2018 at 8:57 AM
  5. murphey liked flyingron's post in the thread Best batteries for today's ANR headsets..

    The drain on my Zulu.2 is so low that I can't get worked up over battery brand. I tend to use the standard duracells (from Sams or...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 8:55 AM
  6. murphey liked GRG55's post in the thread Best batteries for today's ANR headsets..

    Same here with my DC One-X. I do the same thing - cheapest bulk pack at Costco and keep some spares in the plane.

    Jun 21, 2018 at 8:47 AM
  7. murphey replied to the thread Trig functions & Private Pilot Test.

    Postfix notation - welcome to the world of HP Calculators!

    Jun 21, 2018 at 8:45 AM
  8. murphey replied to the thread Trig functions & Private Pilot Test.

    Too much hyperbole.

    Jun 21, 2018 at 8:42 AM
  9. murphey liked kath's post in the thread Trig functions & Private Pilot Test.

    My CFI chuckled nervously when I described the Vertical Speed Indicator as "the derivative of the Altimeter". Math geeks unite! :)

    Jun 20, 2018 at 7:17 PM
  10. murphey replied to the thread Trig functions & Private Pilot Test.

    But how many people remember the sqrt of 2?

    Jun 20, 2018 at 7:16 PM
  11. murphey attached a file to the thread Trig functions & Private Pilot Test.

    However....the testing site has the option to allow or disallow any electronic calculator, even if the FAA says it's ok to use. Details...

    trig.gif sincos.jpg Jun 20, 2018 at 5:33 PM
  12. murphey replied to the thread Pros/Cons of Joining the Civil Air Patrol?.

    No....it's a paid, professional staff at HQ, just as there's a paid staffer at each of the regional offices and possibly each state....

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:19 PM
  13. murphey liked SixPapaCharlie's post in the thread Pay it forward.

    I am a dipshit but this is a true story. I pay it forward. I was in line behind a guy at the vet 2 weeks ago. He said his dog had been...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:16 PM
  14. murphey replied to the thread Pay it forward.

    I keep 8-10 # bags of dog food in the car. When I see someone on a corner with a sign and a dog, I'll hand them a bag of dog food. I've...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:15 PM
  15. murphey replied to the thread Pros/Cons of Joining the Civil Air Patrol?.

    I haven't been to a meeting in almost 3 years. Trying for a new record. I stay for CyberPatriot program with the high schools (aerospace...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 8:24 PM