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Your flight plans for Spring/Summer

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by hapuna, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. hapuna

    hapuna Trusted Member

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    I believe the moderator was trolling for posts so I thought I would put this out there.
    I usually like to get in 1 or 2 major cross country flights in to see whats happening out here in the West. I hope to get down to California in the Summer and hopefully out to Sand Point ID to visit friends.
    What kool stuff does everyone else have planned????:)
     
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    I haven't done any cross countries over 115 NM, so I would like to get in some longer ones this summer. I'm thinking Santa Barbara or San Diego, maybe.

    Going to Castle Air Museum tomorrow, but that is only something like 45 miles from WVI. The FBO owner asked me to try and put three hours on the Archer since I'll have it all day, so we'll have to find the long way home. I need my own plane - no daily minimums, no schedule conflicts and I know who flew it last and how it's being treated by him.
     

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    My main goal for Spring is to get my PPL -- probably sometime late May or early June. After that, I'm really looking forward to taking some friends and family flying (let's see if I can do it without getting anyone sick:)). We're vacationing in Virginia Beach, VA at the end of summer -- I'd love to either fly out, or rent something while we're there. Seems like a nice place to do some arial sight-seeing.
     
  4. Wulfenite

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    Good cafe at KAUN. Also Nancys up in Willows is good. That should put you into the 3 hour range.
     
  5. BillCola

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    Oh, you're toast! There is no antidote.

    The view is better on hot days. ;) ;G ;G

    Me, I'm going to fly a lot of 500nm business trips to insure deductibility.

    A few trips to Disneyland to amortize season passes.

    And whatever.
     
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    The cheeseburger at Castle is pretty good. The planes are incredible. Got lots of great photos - if I can figure out a good free hosting site, I'll post them.
     
  7. Texas T

    Texas T TX expatriate CLM

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    ;z ;z ;z

    Truer words were never spoken!!!
     
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    I took my kids to the Castle museum last year.

    Here's a quick way to get your airplane pictures online.

    http://www.elite.net/castle-air/camplane.htm

    Ok that's kind of cheeting but WTH.


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    Gotta luv the Peacemaker. Jets and Props!

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    The Delta Dart is pretty cool too. Whatever happened to Convair?


    If Glock made a helicopter.

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  10. Texas T

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    You think anyone else will "get" this, or will it be our little secret?
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    Texas T TX expatriate CLM

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    Wasn't the B-36 platform the one they tested nuclear power with? I'm pretty sure this was discussed when I did the tour at Pima County.

    My dad flew in B-29's (Korea thread) but the Castle Superfortress was the first one that I'd been up close and personal with.

    Wulf... that Blackbird at Castle was the first one I ever laid hands on. Neat feeling. Beautiful airplane.

    It wasn't until years later when I moved to Texas that I found out that my next door neighbor was a former crew chief on the SR-71 when he was stationed at Beale in years past. Good stories. ;f
     
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    I think I will just fly my standard 75-80 hours each month. Same as I did last month, and the month before, and the month before, and.....
     
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    Yeah but that kinda sounds like work. Every go out flying for fun?
     
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    Not since I left the Navy.
     
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    This thread made me take the kids there this afternoon. Born and raised and have lived within 200nm my whole life & never been. No explanation.

    The museum was great...but almost more so, was the trip itself. It was nothing less than surreal. There virtually wasn't a soul at the whole place. I've been to ghost towns, but this was the real deal. NO ONE around! Parking near a B-52 blast fence and walking to the tower after landing on the 11500' runway just put me back in the good old safe days of the cold war. Well I'll get all choked up if I go on, so here's a couple of pics.

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    Texas T TX expatriate CLM

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    If I ever won the lottery I would love to have an F-4 painted in T-Bird colors.
    ;3
     
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    Complete agreement...that would be my FIRST choice, given the same fantasy scenario. Hence the picture. ;)

    Need the chute to get it into 3O8; that would stop the ol' traffic on I-5!!
     
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    Rate of climb 40,550 ft/min

    Think you could get on top of the overcast quickly in one of these? ;)

    The UK version used a more powerful Rolls-Royce engine; I wonder what its climb rate was?

    There were 5000 of these puppies built over the years and a number of them still sit in the boneyard at Tucson. Maybe I'll take the graveyard tour when I go home in a couple of weeks.
     
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    F4 as in a Skyhawk???
    I had a friend that was a marine pilot in Vietnam. He said the engine out procedure for an F4 was EJECT!!!!!!!!!
    Don't try a restart, don't do anything to figure out what went wrong and by all means don't try and land it. EJECT!!!

    Apparently has the glide profile of a brick;f ;f ;f
     
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    The F-4 is the Phantom.

    The A-4 is the Skyhawk.

    That's not true about the engine out procedure for the A-4. While it does not have a great glide ratio, there are some things you can do to try to get a lightoff....if you have the altitude.;) If you don't, then you eject before you get out of the ejection envelope.