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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by NotoriACE, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. comanchepilot

    comanchepilot En-Route

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    Kimberly - thats the part you need to discuss . . . on the ground - before engine start.

    Kimberley: you want me to take it off - ok. Remember - you are PIC since I lack a HP / complex signoff. I have never taken off a retract, what are the speeds? Flap settings? Etc? Who will handle the rudder inputs? What is our callout for gear, flaps, etc.?

    Owner: gee, ok, you are right. Let me think about this -

    Thats how you effectively manage it - saying no removes any issue but it also removes the ability to learn anything.

    You handle the p factor and torque by simply bringing the power on easy - heck - I can handle it but I still bring the power on easy since I don't want anything to break inside the engine! As the engine comes up you can feel the right rudder you need and work it in slowly, like the power.

    speeds are pretty common - most complex single retracts Vr around 65-70kts or so. Given that stall speeds dirty MUST be 61kts or lower - I'd say anything over 65 is prob safe.

    Gear up when you can't land anymore on the remaining runway - which means 3000' or so from 50' up - if you have anything shorter than 6000' runway its gear up once positive rate is established.

    Even if the guy is not a CFI he is not gonna let you wreck his baby - he'll be there with the appropriate inputs long before you get into any kind of trouble.

    Its a license to LEARN, not a license to get comfortable with breakfast runs to Columbia and Bay Tours. . .
     
  2. kimberlyanne546

    kimberlyanne546 Final Approach

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    I've never been to Columbia and yes, I do a lot of Bay Tours. LOL. I read you loud and clear but that is the thing - he offered in the plane. It would have been different if I could have asked about V-Speeds etc. before the fact..... not while we are on the runway and the tower told us already to take off.
     
  3. comanchepilot

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    well, in that case, never mind . . .

    in my best Emily Latella accent . . .
     
  4. NotoriACE

    NotoriACE Pre-takeoff checklist

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    HAHA! I'm game for that ;)
     
  5. NotoriACE

    NotoriACE Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Thanks - I didn't think much of it at first, then it was happening :hair raise:
    At that point, fight or flight :)
     
  6. NotoriACE

    NotoriACE Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Thanks Anthony. Research is fun, especially in this casE!!!
     
  7. NotoriACE

    NotoriACE Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Ohhhh...of course. LOL I get that this is dominated by males, but my, "guys" was covering all.

    I went to a women's college, so I'm in the know ;)
     
  8. NotoriACE

    NotoriACE Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Geez, lol, to think Joe reached out and I just went up with him! Same for you, I figured if you offered to take me up, you know what you're doing ;)
     
  9. NotoriACE

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    Aww, glad you shared the experience with me and it reminded you of a great moment!

    Thanks :)
     
  10. NotoriACE

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    Joe, what should I have asked then when you said, "you're going to take her off the ground."

    LOL
     
  11. comanchepilot

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    R U qualified to fly this airplane? R U current and proficient?

    I won't answer that - thats for the pax to answer!
     
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    Hey NotorieACE. Your camera hand became more staider I can tell ! :)
    Glad you got a ride. In fact, you have visited my airport ! How do you like that greasy food at Landings ? :D
     
  13. kimberlyanne546

    kimberlyanne546 Final Approach

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    Ace:

    A friend of mine just emailed me a video of our flight. I really need to learn how to film, edit, and add music to my own videos. Yours are so much more awesome. This was with an iPhone and is really shaky:

     
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    Free Microsoft Live Movie Maker:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/movie-maker-get-started

    See my YT, that is what I use. Just have a decently fast computer. My fast computer is down so I did those on my laptop (ASUS UL80Vt-A1 Core 2 Duo SU7300/1.30GHz NVIDIA GeForce G210M) and it was not a particularly happy experience.
     
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    kimberlyanne546 Final Approach

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    I guess the other thing I need is time. I was using Windows Movie Maker back when I took a 30+ min solo video. I added text, chopped out the boring bits, etc. But it took so long I gave up mid-project and it is still unfinished. Then I found out YouTube has an upload limit. For some reason I'm now "past that" limit. Odd.
     
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    Yeah, I think the upload limit goes away pretty easily these days. MM on anything less than a powerful dual-core machine is going to be painful. My laptop is dual-core but not powerful. The machine I want to do this on is quad-core but I think I blew the CPU. I built the computer so the CPU is under warranty, just have not yet got around to it.
     
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    Does this rubber duck on the dash start squawking after detecting carbon monoxide ? :D
     
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    I let other people do takeoffs (and sometimes landings) in my ride. It keeps life interesting. :hairraise:

    I just explain that if I scream, that means "My airplane".

    Couple months ago, I took my sister for a ride and was letting her fly (She was doing fine). As we came over the fence, I moved my feet up to the rudder pedals and I hear "Oh, thank God!" over the intercom. :rofl:
     
  19. kimberlyanne546

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    No but they just installed new carbon monoxide alarms (guess that wasn't in the video, they are huge floor units). They do sound a loud, audible alarm when needed. Or so I've been told. Mine hasn't gone off thank goodness.
     
  20. NotoriACE

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    HAHA! Thanks :)

    I LIKED landings! I want to go back and try the omelet Joe had!
     
  21. NotoriACE

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    Here is the video from the flight :)

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  22. Matthew

    Matthew Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Now you just need to work on your "Chuck Yeager" voice and you'll be set.
     
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    :lol::lol: Well not all pilots are that way.
     
  24. comanchepilot

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    I had the make your own - chorizo, peppers, green onions, cheese - it was tasty!

    So when Ace gets back - maybe someone with a 172 or a Cherokee can take him up and get a him a landing or three . . .

    Really nice Ace - lets get together when you get back!
     
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    AggieMike88 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    Now offering reverse discounts.
    Wait.... 7-1/2 G's?? In a Comanche? How steep was that turn?

    Yeah... I think we've created another addict!
     
  26. comanchepilot

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    no - not in a Comanche . . .

    a long time ago in a very different world . . .
     
  27. NotoriACE

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    Such a cool vid, you did just fine!

    PLUS - you had aDUCKY!
     
  28. NotoriACE

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    LOL!!
     
  29. NotoriACE

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    I'm already hungry!

    Absolutely, we will definitely! I'll have to show you the model too! LOL
     
  30. NotoriACE

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    :)

    ;)

    Notice my edit there Joe?
     
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    Hey All,

    Well...It's time.

    I'm leaving in a few hours for Cartagena. I can't say enough how thankful I am for the awesome embrace and generosity you guys..AND GALS have shown me here!

    In 25 days since finding this site, I've been up in the air twice, flown a plane myself, met some great people as a result of recommendations from some of you, learned a GREAT deal and have really developed a different love for flying.

    It really means the world to me!

    I'll continue to keep you guys posted here, and I've started a blog to also share my experience of this movie, so if you ever are wondering, please check it out: http://www.acemarrero.blogspot.com

    I'm also on Facebook, and if you are, I'd love to connect there: http://www.facebook.com/notoriace

    I'm going to try to do daily journal videos on youtube, which I'll post on the blog, and try to keep up here as well!

    Thanks again, and I'll keep popping in!

    PS - if anyone is interested in checking out the flight plan/path:

    COPA AIRLINES

    CM 473 Los Angeles, United States (LAX)
    Saturday, Jun. 30 201208:46 AM Panama, Panama (PTY)
    Saturday, Jun. 30 201205:16 PM

    CM 155 Panama, Panama (PTY)
    Saturday, Jun. 30 201208:58 PM Cartagena, Colombia (CTG)
    Saturday, Jun. 30 201210:03 PM

    Talk soon!!!
     
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    Good shooting and break a leg.
     
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    Thanks for not calling all of us GUYS again.

    I friend requested. :) If you're not sure PM me and I'll tell you my *real name*
     
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    Here's hoping your movie is a great success and you become enormously successful.
     
  35. NotoriACE

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    Thanks Nate!
     
  36. NotoriACE

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    LOL, hey, can't promise it won't happen again, but like I said earlier..I've earned my stripes and have been given permission by the Women's College I attended ;)

    It's all with love :)

    I'll add ya now!
     
  37. NotoriACE

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    Thanks Aunt Peg XOXO!
     
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    Or if Chuck Yeager is too difficult, go for Sam Shepard.
     
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    It's the Copa, Copa Cabana,
    the hottest spot north of Havana...



    Sorry, couldn't resist.