Welcome to the Second Century of Flight

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TheGrinch, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. TheGrinch

    TheGrinch

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    Wilber and Orville. Kill Devil's Hill. 17 December, 1903. 1035 EST.

    12 Seconds and 120 feet. I wonder if they knew what they had wrought. What an amazing beginning....

    Be Safe,

    Grinch
     
  2. Bullman

    Bullman Deranged Deputy

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    That flight really can't be measured in feet, because look how far it has brought us in 100 years. I sometimes wonder what they would think about what flys around in the skys these days.
     

  3. BillCola

    BillCola Supreme Cmdr ®

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    Thanks!! Time flies when you're having fun!!!

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    Medpilot 2 Smkumifyagotum

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    So who's going flying today? :)
     
  5. Superfueler

    Superfueler Glockenplane

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    I was down in Kitty Hawk this past weekend. Well worth the trip.

    If we have gone this far in the first 100 years, where will we be in another 100 years?

    I was going to try to take my checkride today, but it is raining here, so it didn't work out.
     
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    I would, but...

    ...not really the best day for a PP w/ 70 hours to go practice steep spirals. :)
     
  7. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

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    Right about where we are now if the FAA has anything to say about it. Serriously, look at "new"/"current" GA production; I'd bet that this year you'll see more airframes being produced based on designs older than 40 years than on designs younger than 10 years.
     
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    pangris Moderator

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    The Tigers are coming, Bullman... the Tigers are coming...

    Totally off topic National Championship reference. Please continue with how easy it is to bomb stuff these days and get places quick as a result of a couple bicycle dweebs ;).
     
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    ateamer NRA4EVR

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    I got in 1.1 today in a Tomahawk. Went from WVI to OAR, but there was a big truck on the runway, so I just flew along the coast, back to WVI and greased one on nice and smooth. It was about 60F or so, beautiful day. There were a few more people than usual flying - two or three Lancairs, a pair of Van's RVs in formation, a Twin Beech and a Shinn (Varga?) in addition to the usual.
     
  10. BillCola

    BillCola Supreme Cmdr ®

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    I finally got my plane back today after 2 weeks of downtime for annual, so I cruised around 10,000 feet over my airport to see if any wrenches were going to fall out of it. Then I rode shotgun in someone else's plane while they practiced a couple of ILS's.

    I was surprised at the level of activity at the airport today! Lots of hangars open, people were out flying everything... The EAA was holding a Wright Brothers distance contest, the restaurant was packed, piston and turbine warbirds were making high-speed low passes all day, a flight of 7 ultralights was looming about. It was like the 4th of July or something; really neat!
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    I did 2.2 in the trusty Tomahawk in preperation for my first x-country solo tomorrow.

    I talked to some glider pilots who were out today, even though the weather wasn't great for them (not many decent thermals). Everyone wanted to go up and at least get some time today.