Drove out to the airport today...

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by azure, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Checkout_my_Six

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    yeah, I haven't been over to hampton this week, but with temps not getting over 10*F, there is just no chance for the ramps and runways to melt off...
     
  3. PaulS

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    I live in Massachusetts and shoveled that snow. That was later in the season, and was not as cold. This cold snap has been brutal for this area, not nearly as much snow but with the cold it doesn't melt, it just compacts and turns to ice on less used travel areas, such as taxiways. I'm thinking when the temps moderate a little that type of snow will come. Time to fire up the snowmobiles.
     
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    I'm rooting for sublimation.
     
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    It could only dream about going that fast on land. Maybe 30, tops. And it took a week to get it up to that speed. It did about 5 knots, tops in the water.
     
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    Im rooting for warmer weather... this crap is getting old...
     
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    The ponds around here are sooooo cool! (literally and figuratively)

    We've had zero snow and very little wind so the ponds have frozen over like glass. Best ice skating ponds we've had in at least 20 years. I've already destroyed four or five of them!!

    I love winter. I'll take this over 95dF any day.

    These shots are from a hike we took on Saturday.
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    as a low time pilot in a 2100 ft runway, this effectively grounds me...
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    Eh, I prefer my Jeep Wrangler. Around here the Subaru is the official car of liberals. Just try to find one without the back end buried in bumper stickers. They are good, I had one back in the 1970s that ran fairly well, other than blowing the head gaskets every 50,000 miles and needing a complete engine overhaul to replace them.

    They're used elsewhere, too. The only place I've ridden in one was Australia in 2007.
     
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    I didn't need no stinkin' METAR when we saw this 4 doors down from our shack.

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    Reminds me of a winter flight in Maine. Augusta was ok, but landed at Greenville and the runway was so so, but the ramp was Sheet ice. I kept taxiing back to the runway, steerable nose wheel was worthless, rudder sails worked fine.
     
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    So, you're one of those guys who likes working on his vehicles more than driving them, eh???

    For about 25 years I got employee discount on Chrysler products. I bought a lot of various Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler vehicles over that time....probably 15 to 20. I'd typically put them up for sale after a year or so and then buy something else. I'd usually break even on the vehicle, so I was driving for free, but I never had so many problems with vehicles in my life. The absolute worse was the last one I owned, a 2008 3/4 ton Dodge turbo diesel. I bought that one for my business, put over 70k miles on it in three years and that freakin thing was in the shop more than it was on the road. Amongst numerous other issues, I had to replace the turbo three times on it. All under warranty, thank god. I made damn sure I got rid of it before the warranty expired.

    I liked my Jeeps but they were just as big of pieces of chit as every other Chrysler product at the time.

    Conversely, owned a 2002 Subaru Forester and 2004 Outback and put over 150,000 miles on both in 10 years or so and neither saw the shop except for tires and oil changes.

    I will NEVER own another Chrysler product but I'd gladly buy another Subaru. There's a reason American made cars (especially Chrysler products) typically don't make it into the top 20 in CR's quality ratings (types the man who presently owns three Chevys).
     
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    Actually, that 1999 Wrangler hasn't been too bad. I did have the fuel pump quit on the highway once. AAA paid for itself for several years with that tow bill. I've made a few repairs over the years, but good grief, the thing is 19 years old and has just over 191,000 miles on it. That 4 liter I-6 engine is bulletproof. I've never had any trouble with it.
     
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    Yes it is. Just everything bolted to it gives problems.
     
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    You won't get an argument from me on that one. Great, 7 main bearing, engines.