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bonal last won the day on September 16 2018

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  1. Love them dogs, now to us Magneto is the obvious winner and I'm sure you all feel that way about your pups. But who can argue that this isn't the happiest face you've ever seen.
  2. Until now this important discussion has been informative and even though there have been some political undertones it's been very civil. If you take it to an attack on either side of the political spectrum all that will result is insult and administrative shut down of this thread. Just saying
  3. You got that right, mine failed but was the tach not the cable. replaced with a digital primary unit took a couple hours but was simple job.
  4. Your right I meant nearly 13 thousand not bad
  5. As for my conclusions lets just say I'm trying to be optimistic I have never been one to panic.
  6. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that swine flu infected nearly 61 million people in the United States and caused 12,469 deaths. Worldwide, up to 575,400 people died from pandemic swine flu. same source so yes
  7. Description Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 is the subtype of influenza A virus that was the most common cause of human influenza in 2009, and is associated with the 1918 outbreak known as the Spanish flu. It is an orthomyxovirus that contains the glycoproteins haemagglutinin and neuraminidase. You mention that nothing like this virus has happened since 1918 yet H1N1 happened in 2009 and nearly 13 thousand people died in the US and over 500k world wide. So far we are just over 1100 infected and just over 30 dead. I think people are a bit too panicked over this. Yes it's serious but I think folks need to take a chill pill. With all the cancellation of big events and now no flights from Europe as well as all the existing restrictions as well as school closures etc. this pandemic is going to fade just as fast as it began. At least I hope so. Dont forget, wash your hands and cover your face when you sneeze
  8. least we approach our landings the same but when it comes to the flight levels I'm not in your league. Many of the small fields with close rising terrain that we fly to require a fluid approach sometimes steep descent with a full forward slip and full flaps gets it done others a nice stable procedure is fine. My first instructor retired Air Force pilot that flew both fixed wing and rotors in combat during the Vietnam war really stressed stick and rudder and learning how to control what you want the airplane to do. Was such a joy to fly with him.
  9. Tragic for sure especially for all those that suffered the loss of life. God speed
  10. Well put, but this whole discussion about reconfiguring for the go around and all I can think of is why not do what I do and set flaps to take off position (in my case two pumps) on approach. you have one less thing to worry about if the go around becomes necessary. Making it even easier still. Unless I'm coming into a real short landing requirement I like a little more speed over the numbers and just fly it onto the runway definitely an advantage with the screwy winds we have at home. I'm sorry to say and I know almost everyone out there will tell me I'm doing it wrong but I never hear the stall horn just before it touches down. Just saying. most important stay ahead of your airplane fly it don't let it fly you.
  11. Thank you I couldn't remember what it was called
  12. What my instructor stressed was being aware of how winds will determine when to make your base to final and if done at the right time the need for a crab should be minimal as the cross wind will align you with the runway. We spent a lot of time flying the box and around a fixed point. Really fun and valuable lesson to see the effects of winds and how to compensate for them.
  13. Lee is a true gentleman and also been given the wright brothers aviation awards for both airmanship and maintenance. Fun to watch video since it features my home base.
  14. Short rudder on ours as well. Afternoon cross winds are the norm at our home field. 15 to 20 knots has never been a problem but would be a good idea to take some instruction from an experienced Mooney CFI to get practiced at how it responds to control inputs. I tend to use forward slips to keep center line.