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  1. WDD

    Headset Evaluation

    IMHO - yes, absolutely get the the best headset you can. As a student you're learning a lot quickly. Being distracted by noise and vibration will be a distraction. As a student I started off with a passive headset, and I should have had an ANR day 1. Even if it means buying new...
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    Preview of things to come.....

    Yeah - it's different than 10 years ago. IMHO - where he / she actually is sitting is irrellevent. What is the pilot accomplishing? How is the mission being managed? The fact the pilot isn't pulling G's or might be shot down doesn't make his/her flying any less noteworthy.
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    What kept you going through training?

    Down right stubbornness.
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    Leasing time in aircraft to a non-pilot

    And transport political candidates. Which I find a bit odd. Political candidates are more "expendable"???? Back to original post. No, you can't. Any hint of holding out - per my review of material for commercial oral - is not allowed. I keep thinking of that kid who wanted to build...
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    April solar eclipse

    1500 mph
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    April solar eclipse

    Eclipse was nice - was is Southern Illinois to see it. Was going to fly in but day after return trip weather forecast was poor so drove 9 hours each way. Yeah - got to get my own plane so I can fly in and just sit it out without needing to get plane back for next renter.
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    Road Bump in Buying a Plane - No Place to Put It

    Getting financially entangled with a grumpy old pilot.... eh... maybe not.
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    ForeFlight Flight Plan “Notifications” - Where?

    So - when you get this nice alert that you have notifications - where exactly do you go to see what they are?
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    Ownership economics question

    Try plan B. Buy a decent airframe with a decent mid life engine. Spend 6 months doing all the delayed maintenance, re do the interior and instrument panel. In the mean time do what you’re doing now - rent. In the end you’ll have the plane you want. You’ll spend years looking for the...
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    KWVI Watsonville MId Air, Multiple Fatalities

    How can I like this / endorse this more than just once?
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    Ownership economics question

    Half Fast brings up a great point. Even if you own your own plane you probably need to be prepared to also rent on occasion.
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    KWVI Watsonville MId Air, Multiple Fatalities

    Spot on. It’s worse when you get away with something “a little stupid” once or twice, because you think you always can, and then “a big stupid” kills you.
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    Ownership economics question

    I just thought it funny that “Airplane Ownership” and “Economics” were used in the same sentence. Calculate what you think it will cost per hour to own and operate, double that, and go enjoy flying.
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    Commercial sim time requirements are confusing. Can somehow who got a commercial pilot cert with sim time help out?

    Theoretically yes. But in reality some DPEs accept things that others don’t. Ironically the clarification muddied the waters IMHO.
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    Commercial sim time requirements are confusing. Can somehow who got a commercial pilot cert with sim time help out?

    1) If the simulator you are using meets the requirements (any sim in a flight school will) then it counts towards your IFR rating. When I took my IFR check ride, I brought the letter from the flight school describing the simulator I used. Bonus: Your IFR training as a pre private student...
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    the "not worthy of it's own thread" thread

    Add just a little rain to that pollen, let it dry and you've got yellow concrete. Hate to think what that stuff does inside of a Pitot tube.
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    the "not worthy of it's own thread" thread

    Spring time in Atl. Also known as the pine tree yellow pollen dust bowl. It covers everything! It’s so bad you have to pressure wash over and over. Left my car window down by accident for a few hours yesterday afternoon. Inside was coated with a fine yellow powder. Line at the car...
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    Road Bump in Buying a Plane - No Place to Put It

    Or FAA should treat airports like it does interstates and other necessary infrastructure. Airports and its facilities are not free market operations. Thus, if the government controls the supply the government is on the hook to make sure supply meets the needs. I get your POV with the...
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    Road Bump in Buying a Plane - No Place to Put It

    Got any tie down spots open? :cool:
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