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    Lindberg's Final Landing Spot

    Alien technology now hidden away in the Smithsonian.
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    Lindberg's Final Landing Spot

    True, a mere "transatlantic" flight can be quite a bit shorter than the 3600 miles New York-Paris if you take off at the eastern-most point in North America and crash land on the beach in Ireland. Lindberg flew that astonishing 3600 miles, alone, non-stop, with an orderly take-off and landing...
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    Contacting current (female) owner of my former airplane - wanting to avoid any perception of "cyberstalking"

    Different temperaments. I sold a very fine guitar about 25 years ago, and periodically I hunt around online to see if I can find the buyer (it was via an eBay reseller). I'd love to know where that guitar is, who's playing it, how they like it. Some of us get attached to some of these things and...
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    Looking for other PA-28 pilots to follow on social media

    I really enjoy following YouTube channels related to General Aviation. Aviation101 is a favorite with beautiful production, lots of information, and insight into flying. I also enjoy the SoCal Flying Monkey guy, FlyWithKaye, and channels feature planes I would love to fly if I had the license. I...
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    RSV vaccine

    I actually think the idea that every one makes their own decision (true) and that "their decision is right for them" is the wrong conclusion. Just because one makes their own decision doesn't make it right for them. They can be uninformed, they can be self-deluded. A pilot thinks he can brave...
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    Post aircraft pictures you took

    A day at our local aviation museum with my son and grandsons.
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    Post aircraft pictures you took

    A friend of mine has a hangar full of war-birds. I had a nice little ride in the P51.
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    FAA's Beef with ADHD

    It also became kind of a fad in the late 1980's through the 1990's to hear of adult ADHD, where adults who in most cases were quite successful in their jobs and in life were suddenly being diagnosed with "Adult ADHD" and put on medication.
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    Youtube Pilot and her dad perish in TN

    Daniel Boone is reputed to have said, "I've never been lost; but once I was bewildered for 12 days..."
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    This flying seems awfully expensive...

    From God's mouth to yours, indeed. Especially if you have a teen aged daughter who is... eventing... yeah maybe that Bonanza isn't so bad.
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    State of Mental Health Affairs

    I think it's partly because ADHD has many different manifestations. Some ADHD folks have high, almost uncontrollable impulsivity/distractability. Medication is at its best in controlling these traits, but obviously someone with very low impulse control and high distractibility would be...
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    State of Mental Health Affairs

    More importantly diagnostic criteria and techniques change over time. A colleague of mine went in for an evaluation for "adult ADHD" and spent exactly 10 minutes with the therapist, emerging with an ADHD diagnosis and a ritalin prescription. In later life, he kept having sleep problems...
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    Youtube Pilot and her dad perish in TN

    I reload ammunition for my target shooting habit and regularly buy lead bullets in lots of 500 or so. There is always a paper warning "Do not eat!"
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    Youtube Pilot and her dad perish in TN

    I saw the video that most of us are talking bout, and the track is astounding. She's within sight of her departure runway and an Interstate running directly to her destination but is swerving and turning all over the sky talking not just about not going the right direction but evidently baffled...
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    Youtube Pilot and her dad perish in TN

    you might enjoy this clip I made after a day trying to fix my snow-blower
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    Youtube Pilot and her dad perish in TN

    I really like the Aviation101 channel. The guy is a CFII who can fly anything he wants, but he chooses to fly a Skyhawk and has some of the best videos out there. Interestingly, he doesn't talk to the camera in the plane very much. Uses a lot of voice-over and typically has TWO other people in...
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    Youtube Pilot and her dad perish in TN

    There's also "FlyWithKay" that combines a very strong "talk to the viewer" component with a "Excuse me here, I'm flying the plane" priority.
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    Youtube Pilot and her dad perish in TN

    I don't think she could get the HP in an Arrow. Not over 200 hp.
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    Flight Jackets

    "Genuine Leather" does not mean "made from hides." Leather can be pulverized and manufactured into sheets that are technically "leather" but not the kind of hide construction we love. In Bible bindings, it's called "bonded leather." I don't know if jacket makers adhere to any terminology...
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    Our Airports are becoming POW camps

    Many years ago, I used to take my son, who was very young (pre-school) to the local airport and we'd walk up and down the ramp where the planes were parked and I introduced him to aviation. We'd go in the little FBO building, introduce ourselves, ask if we could walk around and look at the...
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