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    Whelen tail strobe acting erratically

    So I started with the easiest troubleshooting first: I disconnected and re-seated the wire connectors for the strobe at the bottom of my rudder, and also manipulated the switch in the panel back and forth about 15 times, and the strobe is now functioning as it should -- for now :) Thanks for...
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    Whelen tail strobe acting erratically

    Thanks for the tip, Dan. I'll check that too.
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    Whelen tail strobe acting erratically

    Thanks everyone, I'll check the bulb and the ground and see what I find. If a replacement part is needed, I may be able to get a bulb or power supply used for under $100 to get by for now, then I'll upgrade to LED at my annual in November.
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    Whelen tail strobe acting erratically

    Worth a look, I'll check those connections tomorrow...the flashes still seems to be the same intensity, just less of them per minute (and sporadic)
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    Whelen tail strobe acting erratically

    Looked for a thread on this subject but couldn't find one... I have a '51 PA-22 with an old Whelen red/white strobe mounted atop the rudder. Today during pre-flight I noticed it still flashed, but about half as frequently, and not in a consistent rhythm... My guess is the power supply (or...
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    Do You Think Airlines Will Ever Pay For Training?

    Exactly. That could be one way to do it..
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    Do You Think Airlines Will Ever Pay For Training?

    I have seen that, but it's usually just a fraction of the cost, correct? ATP school is 88K plus about 10K in additional costs, and the Horizon Air program only pays $12,500...
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    Do You Think Airlines Will Ever Pay For Training?

    When I was writing this post I accidentally closed the window and lost it all. In my original writing, I mentioned that I hadn't verified any numbers she quoted, as I'm always a skeptic...plus, any numbers for five years in the future is conjecture, or arbitrary at best. Only time will tell...
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    Do You Think Airlines Will Ever Pay For Training?

    Just a question for the room, for those who have watched the airline industry much longer and more closely than I... I was discussing the looming pilot shortage with my Mom. She saw on the news that in five years the airline industry could be short over 50,000 pilots. It raised the question...
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    Buying a trainer: High elevation, low budget

    Thanks ChemGuy, yes my CFI and I combined are barely over 300lbs so we could probably make a 150 work if we flew early or late, but yes - I'm keeping my eye on the tri pacers :)
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    Buying a trainer: High elevation, low budget

    Thanks all, I appreciate the input here. I can see both points, risk management vs energy management and the pilotage of both. And if I have to limit summer flying to early morning or late in the day, that's fine, it would be more comfortable anyway. I found a flying club that has two...
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    Buying a trainer: High elevation, low budget

    Thanks for all the replies. Yeah I figured that most of those planes would be a no-go for that altitude and climate, just needed to hear it :) I was pretty spoiled flying my 150 at sea level all those years ago. That Caribbean Pacer looks awesome, and I may consider the tailwheel pacer if the...
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    Buying a trainer: High elevation, low budget

    Hi Everyone, Back in 2013 I bought a C150L, and got about 20 hours into my training when life happened (new baby - unexpected) and I had to sell and put training on hold. Now I'm ready to pick it up again, and buy another trainer (no need to discuss renting, I'll fly it enough to make it cost...
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