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  1. Pilawt liked denverpilot's post in the thread What I learned on my beach vacation.

    What I learned from @cgrab ‘s beach vacation: @cgrab shouldn’t go on beach vacations. :)

    Jun 20, 2018 at 8:21 PM
  2. Pilawt replied to the thread First Solo....well, kinda, sorta....

    I grew up a mile north of the KFI tower in the 1950s and '60s. We could hear KFI's signal over the dial tone on our phone. My mother...

    Jun 20, 2018 at 7:10 PM
  3. Pilawt replied to the thread My wife and her crossword puzzles.

    Ryanb got it! Classic GA lore; Piper hasn't used the "Cherokee" name since 1978. :D

    Jun 20, 2018 at 6:22 PM
  4. Pilawt attached a file to the thread First Solo....well, kinda, sorta....

    Yikes. Looks like he got an up-close-and-personal look at the KFI radio tower (700' AGL) along the way. [ATTACH]

    5F59CD6E-1542-4C08-B2F9-41CF65A9C4E6.jpeg Jun 20, 2018 at 5:44 PM
  5. Pilawt replied to the thread Student Pilot with 2 hours of instruction takes off and crashes C-172.

    I learned to fly at Fullerton in the mid-1960s. It's never been the easiest airport under the best of circumstances. 3200'x60' runway,...

    Jun 20, 2018 at 4:31 PM
  6. Pilawt attached a file to the thread Mesocyclone.

    ... say what? [ATTACH] ZOT!!! -- Pilawt (UCI '72 Classics)

    UCI.jpg Jun 19, 2018 at 9:53 PM
  7. Pilawt liked Ken Ibold's post in the thread Speed Mods.

    Except it's not at all like that.

    Jun 19, 2018 at 6:27 PM
  8. Pilawt replied to the thread Mesocyclone.

    Should probably log it before you do it. Might not have a chance to do it later.

    Jun 19, 2018 at 4:14 PM
  9. Pilawt replied to the thread refresher on V speeds.

    Good read. Thanks for the link.

    Jun 19, 2018 at 1:35 PM
  10. Pilawt replied to the thread News and the normal everyday kit for an adult.

    Tumwater doesn't exist in a vacuum. It's adjacent to state capital Olympia, parts of which are a little weird. Tumwater is best known...

    Jun 18, 2018 at 10:42 PM
  11. Pilawt posted a new thread.

    My wife and her crossword puzzles

    I was finally able to help my wife with one of her crossword puzzles today. 67 across ... [img]...

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    Forum: Hangar Talk

    Jun 18, 2018 at 9:50 PM
  12. Pilawt replied to the thread Talk me in or out of buying a Cherokee 235 (described below).

    'Cept maybe a 180 hp STC'd C-172. ;) Also, Cali is a city in Colombia. Very, very few Californians call it California that. The ones...

    Jun 18, 2018 at 9:29 PM
  13. Pilawt replied to the thread You know, I typically try to cut the younger generation some slack....

    Our older son is 44 now, a full-time senior pastor and a USAFR chaplain-captain. Once in a while (well, almost every week, actually),...

    Jun 18, 2018 at 7:33 PM
  14. Pilawt replied to the thread Why do yokes have dual handgrips?.

    Yep, this was an early '60s 182 with one of the plastic wheels, and this happened many years ago, before the SAIB.

    Jun 18, 2018 at 3:33 PM