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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Inverted, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. idahoflier

    idahoflier Cleared for Takeoff

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    Thirty years ago today I slipped the surly bonds and soloed in a Piper PA28-151. Two T&G's and a full stop on 10L at KBOI. To celebrate I flew into Boise and added one more T&G on 10L...
     
  2. Gary Ward

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    Where we going?
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  3. Gary Ward

    Gary Ward Cleared for Takeoff

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    My buddy mentioned to me last week one day it was 40 years ago that day that he took his first flight lesson. I can't remember last year...
     
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  4. Zeldman

    Zeldman Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I can't remember what year I first solo'ed....
     
  5. Mooney Fan

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    Fresh annual so out burning fuel for no reason except fun. Not quite going backwards but got close couple times. lol

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  6. Roger Wyatt

    Roger Wyatt Pre-Flight

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    The clouds were beautiful, but the nope-o-meter was hitting pretty high and I stayed on the ground. Still, they were really beautiful, even if they were dangerous.

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  7. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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  8. NealRomeoGolf

    NealRomeoGolf En-Route

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    A nice day to finally fix an airplane.

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  9. Bill

    Bill Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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  10. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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  11. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    Nice looking commercial steep turns! Hey it was a little bumpy what can I say?

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  12. RyanB

    RyanB Super Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

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    No kidding and I actually live in his city!

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  13. Scrabo

    Scrabo Pattern Altitude

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    squall line South of Florence AZ

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  14. kaiser

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    Well I didn’t make it to Oshkosh but I did some flying. As our boat withdrew from the Mackinac race, I spent time on the island supporting a few other crews. On my time off, I took some flights to hit new sights.


    Mackinac Island Airport and my rental for three days in the foreground. This is the departure end of runway 08. I spent some time on the other end watching landings. Loads of people came up to me and asked me about airplanes/flying/etc.
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    Mackinac Island town from the hills
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    Mackinac Island from left downwind 26, climbing eastbound towards Drummond Island.
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    Departing northwest-bound from Drummond Island, Canada on the other side.
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    Found something interesting buried in the UP. Saw folks racing cars up and down. Looks like it could have been an airport at one time, but runways looked in really good condition
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    Obligatory shot of the Mighty Mac Bridge
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  15. kaiser

    kaiser Cleared for Takeoff

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    Almost forgot the best part - breaking out on the approach!

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  16. Student_GA

    Student_GA Filing Flight Plan

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    Really loving these photos! Never flew non-commercial before but these photos are quite inspiring.
     
  17. pmanton

    pmanton En-Route

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    Sold my PA-22. This is my old codger's airplane landing 2AZ1 Indian Hills Airpark Salome, AZ. Landing IHA.jpg
     
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  18. Tom Wells

    Tom Wells Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Yesterday I did a quick trip to Bloomington Indiana (KBMG). Flew back home this morning as the terrible weather was starting to approach.
    As a former IU student it felt surreal to see it when school is out of session! Like an absolute ghost town with empty sidewalks. Posted a few photos in case there are any other IU alumni here.

    Also this trip gave me motivation to finally hook up my goPro and capture my (bumpy) landing into DuPage before the storms hit! Beautiful flight at 4500 from BMG until about Joliet area. And then once I had to descend for the bravo airspace and got down to 3k, I got beat up a bit. Amazing how much difference 1500 feet makes for a smooth ride.

    GoPro Video Media Link:https://gopro.com/v/G1ZeQagl4NV4Q

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    Court House in center of town (not the best photo lol)

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    For a school known for basketball, I never went to a single game.
    I did, however, go to nearly every football game since apparently I am a masochist and enjoy getting crushed by other teams.

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    The "Upstairs Pub" is where a lot of very hazy memories were made for me back in the day. But from what I can piece together in those memories -- I had a lot of fun there back in the day. I think.

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    Total ghost town! All the students are out of session so there's no deadbeats around slamming beers at Nicks playing "sink the biz"!
     
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  19. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Pattern Altitude

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    Heading to Iceland, saw these neat contrails coming off the winglet on the engine cowl.
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  20. RudyP

    RudyP Cleared for Takeoff

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    Plane at the ramp at HGI @KOSH right after I parked it.
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    ...and 5 min later when the skies really opened up. I think I was the last airplane in on Saturday PM
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  21. masloki

    masloki Pattern Altitude

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    Are the engine covers part of your shutdown or for the rain?
     
  22. RudyP

    RudyP Cleared for Takeoff

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    I put them on every time I park the plane. You really don't want any animals or stuff getting in the engines...
     
  23. Jim K

    Jim K En-Route

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    Seems like you're one of the few. I'm always amused to walk across a ramp and hear the jet engines clunking away in the breeze.
     
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  24. ktup-flyer

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    I saw you on the ramp. Wish I knew it was you!
     
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  25. FORANE

    FORANE En-Route

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    Hey, it's a rental.
     
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  26. RudyP

    RudyP Cleared for Takeoff

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    On the big jets they’re much harder to put on because the engines are way up there. The engines on the mustang are at head level for me so there really isn’t much excuse to not put them on unless it’s a quick fuel/lunch stop or something. But if I’m parking overnight, I put the covers on.
     
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  27. RudyP

    RudyP Cleared for Takeoff

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    I’ll be there again next year in the same spot!
     
  28. Plano Pilot

    Plano Pilot Line Up and Wait

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    I so the same for our Ultra.
     
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  29. Kitch

    Kitch Pre-takeoff checklist

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    what’s the trick to getting a room there for airventure ?

    We want to go next year, but camping is not an option for this kid…
     
  30. Jim K

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    Money. Lots and lots of money.
     
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  31. Kitch

    Kitch Pre-takeoff checklist

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    LOL ice cold a/c, a comfy bed, and not having to use a timer when I shower are definitely worth lots and lots of money to me.
     
  32. Jim K

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    Sounds like you're their ideal candidate lol. @RudyP will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe they're around $700/night and sell out as soon as they open reservations, which was probably earlier this week.
     
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  33. ktup-flyer

    ktup-flyer En-Route

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    How far in advance did you have to book your room?
     
  34. RudyP

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    Regarding HGI questions: The rooms are $650 /night during the show and I usually book 2-3 months ahead. I now know the owner and manager which helps somewhat but really the big advantage I get from that is that they allow me to only book the nights I want - typically they want people to book the full 7 nights (although they are OK with people splitting that across two people - eg person 1 from Sunday to Wednesday and person 2 from Wed-Sunday). The hotel has this crazy reputation that it is wildly expensive and impossible to book but I really don't think it is that bad. Of course you could get that room in February for <$100 but considering it is the biggest aviation event in the world, 650,000 people attended the show this year and there is only one hotel on the field, it does not seem that crazy to me. A halfway decent hotel room in manhattan on a random Tuesday is $650...
     
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  35. Kitch

    Kitch Pre-takeoff checklist

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    @RudyP Thank you for the info !!

    Now I just need to convince myself I want to spend nearly a week with 650k other people… that’s the difficult part for me.
     
  36. Gary Ward

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  37. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Pattern Altitude

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  38. Flyhound

    Flyhound Pre-takeoff checklist

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    My room at KOSH was only $30/night, but it lacked some amenities...[​IMG]
     
  39. ktup-flyer

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  40. Tusayan

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    The ‘palatial’ (not) Days Inn in Fond du Lac was $350 a night all taxes etc included, for two nights mid-week, and had hot water and clean sheets. Adequate for the job, booked maybe 4 or 5 months ahead.

    The Mexican Restaurant in Fond du Lac is BTW really excellent and relatively inexpensive according to this visitor from So Cal.
     
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