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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Eric Gleason, Feb 4, 2018.
My plane, still waiting for my engine overhaul to be completed (3.5 months and counting).
@pigpenracing 's dreamy C140
here u go...……..
After reading the TB20 thread, I'm dreaming of a Commander 114!
Something in the lines of this... but with the Sportsman STOL kit, long range tanks, and the not so lofty price tag...
I'm waiting for a Bell X-1 to show up on Barnstormers!
OK. You made my tea come out my nose.
Prop isn’t even bent, some cowl damage, no wing damage...they could have flown that out.
Today? An RV-9A. Then practicality sets in...
Come get it already! It is calling your name.
I emailed you some info.
That plane is sexy!
dream airplane- Comanche
reality in the next year or so- Stinson, Tri-pacer, cherokee, etc...
This one. I bought it back in October of last year and it's been in another state since then. I decided to just have the annual done since I don't have easy access to fly it, but I'm hoping to get it back home at the end of the month when my local airport opens again.
Realistically: My current plane is dreamy. 1997 Mooney Ovation, GTN 750, GTX 345, oxygen, 170-175 KTAS on 12 gph.
Shortest-term daydreaming: Another avionics upgrade, possibly up to a G500 TXi with G5 backup and GFC500 autopilot.
Next-plane daydreaming: Cessna 310. Not much faster than the Mooney and a lot more fuel burn, but lots more useful load, would have de-ice, and I feel comfortable going much more direct when headed east.
Maybe-someday dreaming: Cessna 340, if the 310 doesn't suck up all my money. However, by the time I get there financially the 340s will all be at least 40 years old, and a 40-year-old pressurized turbocharged monster is kinda scary. I wonder how long it will take before early Meridians, TBMs, and PC12s will be affordable, or if a 40-year-old King Air or Citation would be easier to afford!
Powerball win dreaming: PC24, hands down. A jet that can get in and out of a 3000-foot grass strip? Hell yeah! And as long as I'm winning the Powerball, I'll have a Carbon Cub with wheel skis, a Twin Otter on floats, an Extra 330LT, a P-51, and maybe an L-39.
Good luck with hangar and insurance in the island. One of the reasons I begrugindly dwell in Texas. And even up here hangars are a unicorn proposition. Best GA flying down there though. Man I miss it. If the guard had a more attractive flying mission, is be all over that like arroz con gandules lol.
yeah, Im not even trying to hangar anything I buy (which limits me to metal aircraft) but Ill address that when I get there. Just need to keep showing the wife my coworker's facebook posts about his trips to St Barths, Guadaloupe, St. Kitt's, etc. She already wants a plane, just gotta accelerate the timeline!
Door that seal, working cabin heat and skis.
Once I solo:
Something like this (Liberty XL, derived from, and much larger than the Europa)
It'll have to have toe brakes and the Vanguard weight upgrade.
Dreaming about my own plane... and some grass fields on this wet winter day.
Lately been dreaming of 206's, 310's and 337's as well... Gotta keep it in the Cessna fam.
A Commander 114 with every possible upgrade.
Today’s plane is Shorts 360. Filled to the brim with legit $100 bills being delivered to me.
Found myself dreamin’ of my own mount last night telling someone just how good a plane it is...
...well it wasn’t a dream, it actually happened yesterday.
I had a bit of a cold flying back from a very blustery Pittsburgh to the blue skies of Durham NC. Being careful not to take any medications that might effect my judgement, I should have respected the limitations of my head cold. Waited to depart KAGC when some blue sky appeared between snow squaws and off we went.
Punched up into calm blue skies at 7k with 50knot winds. Over the mountains I could see plenty of lennies hovering over the undercast and started to hear reports of severe turbulence over Roanoke, Greensboro and Raleigh, all below 10k. Mountain rotor for sure.
After buckling back up, I noticed my number 1 bus voltage had dropped close to battery-only level. With a bit of switchology I determined that I had lost an alternator/regulator.
Flying over a solid icy undercast in what were now 70knot winds at altitude and 20-30G at the surface, I began to appreciate the value of dual alternators, batteries and buses. Turns out my backup alternator had no problem running the show without any load shedding.
After some moderate turbulence in CAVU conditions I dropped down to pattern altitude and but had to stop due a splitting sinus headache and stuffed up ears. After some swallowing and yawning exercises I got it to the point where I could land it.
The field is usually deserted mid-week in high winds and such but instead some guys were purchase testing a cubby-like taildragger and wanted to talk. Had to excuse myself because I couldn’t even hear myself talk at that point, but walked away mumbling something about how nice my RV-10 was.
Didn’t realize until this morning just how nice it had been to me.
F-GUYZ basically had skis too
Want to go in on a CJ4?
Medicine Bow, WY
Ah, cool. 80V - I had to go back to my logbook and look because I landed at a place that looked very similar to that, but it was 83V (Upton, WY).
Since I first saw it, I fell in love with the DA62. Every year at Oshkosh my wife and I go drool over it. Looks great, seats 7, ~180knts on 15gph of jet fuel. Too bad I will probably never have $1.4M to drop on it.
Beech T-34 Mentor
Had fun today! Glad your wife enjoyed the flight.