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xcrmckenna last won the day on March 14

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About xcrmckenna

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    GCD but might as well be, Bum F*%# Egypt
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    Law enforcement, flying, working on my house, riding dirt bikes, hunting, camping.
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  1. Opinions on this 252

    Is that a blond joke???? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Alex's M20D (continuous thread)

    I believe it. It was much nicer on the third one I looked at and flew home in March. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Alex's M20D (continuous thread)

    The first Mooney I looked at in Texas was in August of 2015. I thought I was going to die....... glad I didn't buy it and have to fly it out of there, I would of been flying in my underwear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. pattern etiquette question

    Not to sound like a jerk but I don't care how much it costs for a jet to do a go around. And typically a pilot of a jet isn't paying the bills so I'm sure honestly they don't care either. It would be more they feel inconvenienced by it. And if the jet pilot is concerned about the cost then wouldn't it be worth doing everything they can to fit into the pattern to keep from doing a go around? Rather doing a ten mile call out and expecting traffic to adjust to them at an uncontrolled airport, get to short final and realize a cub wasn't moving out of the way and doing a go around? I was in Bend this last weekend. Beautiful clear day with wind blowing 7 knots at 160. They have two schools there. They teach fixed and helicopters there. Helicopters make left traffic for 16 and fixed wings make right for 16. There was easily four planes and two helicopters in the pattern the whole morning. Everyone was using 16 obviously, but a jet taxied down to 34 then he called and lined up on 34 after a few minutes of the fixed wing planes either stopping their touch and goes or moved their pattern to accommodate the jet, the jet took off. 7WD's captain wasn't being a jerk on the radio saying get out of the way I'm coming through, but he sat there for a period of time burning fuel and the pattern planes did have to do some extra maneuvering because of what the jet was doing. If fuel was that big of a deal he could of taken off on 16 easily 10-15 minutes sooner with two quick turns and been long gone and not moved any other pilots out of their standard pattern. And probably been a cool site for the other pilots watching the Falcon climb out. Maybe he had time to burn for his IFR release I'm not sure. But the pattern was disrupted for a period of time. I will gladly give way to any airplane at any time if it means keeping me alive. And if that means letting a jet cut me off at some point then so be it. The only time I have an ego is when I'm making fun of a Cirrus:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Alex's M20D (continuous thread)

    We've already had snow twice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. pattern etiquette question

    I think we can agree with that... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. pattern etiquette question

    I think you are taking what I said the wrong way by quoting just those lines. And ignoring everything else. I was being facetious by saying that jets have the right away. And I said earlier we can't use the FAR's or the pecking order only when it fits our argument. And I'm okay if things are not fair, just consistent so I know what to expect when I am flying. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. pattern etiquette question

    And that's why I agree a straight in approach is so much better for them with slower planes in a standard pattern at an uncontrolled airport. But I'm just saying there are probably things they could do while they are flying straight in on a vfr approach to fit into the pattern traffic rather than saying here I come im ten, six, three miles out, short final. Set up around me. Jets have so much more capabilities than my Mooney. Why do they have the right away? Why am I the better man for giving way? I would also agree hands down they will be a better pilot than I am so why can't they set up so they fit into traffic while on a straight in? I would think that is much easier to do than me adjusting for traffic to front of me and behind me and now a jet calling out a six mile final, do I or don't I extend my base, is the guy behind me see I'm slowing down so I don't have to extend my base as much. The reason given for a jet wanting to do a straight in is because of better visibility. And I totally agree. So if they have the better visibility, much more capable aircraft then they should be able to fit into the pattern and still go straight in? If not then that's fine. I was just asking why they can't. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. pattern etiquette question

    That's cool, and pilots willing to work around others is great. I'm not reading many story's or posts of jet pilots working around other traffic. I was wondering why? Would you of done the S turns if the Aeronca hadn't changed his landing runway? And why would it if been a problem if you did them? I give way to a jet just about every time I fly into Bend Oregon "uncontrolled airport as you know". I don't have a problem with it. And haven't had one cut me off. But don't know how many would if I didn't extend my downwind while they are on a straight in approach. Either we have the FAR's or we have the pecking order. Can't have both to suit the argument or excuses at a particular time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. pattern etiquette question

    I totally agree a straight in approach for you is the best and safest entry for you guys. Jet pilots that do cut off other pilots, would you say just can't be inconvenienced to fit into the traffic pattern while they are flying straight in? Either don't want to speed up a little to keep the other traffic from extending their down wind, or won't throw in a few lazy S turns so the traffic doesn't have to turn sooner from base to final? Are they scarred to do a go around or have an abrupt stop hard on the breaks and the reverse thrusters? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. ADSB Tracking

    I just wish I hadn't shown the better half how to track me. Now she knows how much I actually fly when I should be working.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. JPI EDM Rebates 10/1/17-1/31/18

    I hope to be doing the upgrade first of next year if you are interested in my 830? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. JPI EDM Rebates 10/1/17-1/31/18

    That is true, I was just posting that the 830 probes and wire harness can be used for the 900 upgrade. I would by the 900 at full price and sell the new probes with my 830. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. JPI EDM Rebates 10/1/17-1/31/18

    Yes it will use the 830 probes and wiring. http://m.aircraftspruce.com/pages/in/jpinstruments_scanners_edm900/jpi900upgrade.php Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Today's flight for 2017

    Last winter they had a lot of snow, and they zigged, when they should have zagged while they were taxiing. Hit a hidden snow bank and collapsed the nose gear. I'm sure they'll sell it cheap if you're interested... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk