JohnB

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    Flying, Animal Rescue (Pilots n Paws)
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  1. Don, what happened to your display? Did they need to Replace a module or the display itself?
  2. That too! And the double worry about what would happen if a fire started to approach AND the airport were down! Either way.. looks like hopefully ill get her back Monday before the actual shutdown. (fingers crossed) Yes. I still would support shutting the lines down in high winds. Its gotta be tough for a CEO. Thanks @ilovecornfields for the CEOs statement, that's got to be a tough job. If you shut the lines down, you get angry customers, if you don't shut the lines down and there's a major fire and lines are blamed, you get angry customers with burned properties.
  3. So he landed with only 2 (two) gallons of fuel with a student? That seems quite unusual for an experienced pilot such as Dan. if I had only 10 gallons of fuel left, I would be starting to sweat. Absolute tragedy and makes me even more vigilant to personally stare at anyone filling up my airplane and checking sump when full. (I typically do that to make sure no water is in their fuel tank that got into mine, but now, ill also do it to make sure I do it to sniff for non av gas)
  4. I heard that from their LARGE fire that Lakeport had a few years ago, that winds were high, and the power was NOT shut off, and it is thought that a downed power line due to the winds was a major culprit to the start of those fires which burned hundreds of acres. SO if being out of power will help prevent a MAJOR fire disaster, I'm all for it. And maybe LASAR will get a generator or two to continue electricity during any power outages imposed to prevent a fire? (hint hint)
  5. I'm particularly following this info, as my airplane Trillian is up there right now getting her annual!
  6. That is interesting, I'll have to see if that's the same on mine next high flight. What I do is if I know im going to go high, I turn on the heater at a low altitude before it gets chilly and just leave it on, so when I get up to altitude its already comfy. Yes all vents, side and overhead vents need to be closed which takes an effort to remember to close all of them. I also noticed that I was getting some air into my door seals, so I installed inflatable door seals which Im not sure you can get anymore which helped dramatically with noise but also kept it warmer on going higher.
  7. I am surprised many times by checking my O2 saturation’s. Just last week I noticed a headache (my tell sign of hypoxia I learned from doing a hypoxia chamber training event) at 8,000 feet on a reasonably warm day. Put on my O2 sat meter and was at 88%! I previously used 9,000 feet as the point I’m putting on O2, as that was the number that trained fit Military pilots were tested and they were average 90%. Now I’m going to check at 7,000 and above so the vibrating sensor idea I really like. If anyone gets one, can you set the O2 sat you want an alert below? The viatomtec sensor sounds like a GREAT idea, and I’ll be shopping for one. BTW, I think everyone should do the hypoxia chamber, prote or other just to learn your early symptoms, different for everyone.
  8. Hmm looks like I’ll have to research this a bit more before jumping in to a purchase. Or perhaps figure out how to do my own oxygen from my shared hangar. Hmmm
  9. You sold me on the O2D2, I think I’ll need to get one of these. Do you have a part number of the small regulator between the ceiling port and their unit? If you remember who you talked to at Mountain high that might be very useful for me to get mine installed.
  10. If they’re really cool, you can do this
  11. Hey Paul! I might need some of these. Know where I can find a picture? Tried Lasar website
  12. Nope, still need those to fly! Just the items in the list. Still using those as well, but you may want to check out this thread.
  13. Good comments! Yes that's normal. One of the things I've noticed is that as our monitoring gauge accuracy goes up with the newer digital engine monitoring instruments, we end up discovering and worrying about a lot of things that aren't problems because we can now read them more accurately compared to the analog needles. (I'll admit, I did this for a while for some non problems when I went digital) But also, if there is a problem, we should be able to pick it up a lot quicker nowadays! Paws
  14. That's not entirely accurate. If you have significant heart rate slowing, or pauses in your heart rate during sleeping hours, this could be due to undiagnosed sleep apnea. But true, untreated sleep apnea can also contribute to formation of other abnormal heart rhythms, like the ones you mentioned. I think you're absolutely right here about the back door approach you mentioned. A holter could be used as a screening tool for other abnormal heart rhythms that could cause sudden incapacitation, not just picking up people who may have sleep apnea, but would be a ridiculous requirement to mandate its use for no good indication. Here is the FAA's word on this topic https://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=18156 There are some valid concerns of letting people who have UNtreated sleep apnea fly, as there have been accidents related to pilots with sleep apnea falling asleep while flying crashing later. The sleepiness is one of the problems that can completely go away with treatment. (By the way, wearing oxygen cannulas in your plane or anywhere else won't fix this problem) Bottom line, if you do have significant sleep apnea, Get it treated. And yes, you may have to prove that you're using your device, and it's effective to keep on flying which you should. But, you'll live longer and have better quality. Paws
  15. Keep em going! Strong work Preston!