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About Garryowen

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    Looking for a Mooney or Twin Commanche partnership at KLNS Lancaster, PA

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  1. Who did you end up going with, Terry @N6758N? I’m in the Philly area but can travel.
  2. Pretty good mountain wave going on today around the Appalachian’s. Winds at 9000 from the west-northwest at 50kts. The ridge waves show up pretty good on the satellite imagery on my ForeFlight. Couldn’t see it at the time but sure could feel it. A little bumpy in the front range today.
  3. Sounds like STC group is looking for a few volunteers to install a trio autopilot in their plane. He wants owners to reach out to him via email - not through the forum. But I’m a product of the Louisiana education system so my comprehension of his post may be completely wrong.
  4. Sounds like getting in ahead of the weather and leaving after it is a solid plan. Should be a great trip for you guys. Of course any day we get to fly is always good. Best of luck to your buddy in his plane search.
  5. 1000’ msl/agl works great for that VFR route. No one else is usually at that altitude. Head northwest out of FOK and navigate generally along a route VPJAY-ZABKI-DECKR-COL. That will take you right by glen cove, south of westchester’s delta and north of LGA’s surface area. Just don’t forget 123.05 for the river CTAF when you’re over the Hudson. Once you get to the Colts Neck VOR give Mcguire approach a call on 124.15. The frequency is manned by Air Force controllers (read: lots of training goin’ on). They are always eager to help out in picking up an IFR. If you’re like me and like to listen rather than get flight followIng you can tune 120.05 out of FOK and then switch to 120.8 once you get to the outer ring of the Bravo. When the frequency’s are busy it’s a lot of fun hearing the professional rhythm of both the pilots and the controllers. (Disclaimer: I generally get flight following but in the NYC area, unless I am going to require VFR access to their airspace, I just monitor). One more thing - Keep current on the TFRs for the area. Yankee and Shea stadium are two regular ones as well as the permanent one on the south side of Central Park. Yankees TFR blocks the Hudson around the GW bridge. There are others coming up too but my rule when TFRs are up is to get flight following. The controllers will steer you in the right direction ;) Do you have a timeframe for your trip yet?
  6. My wife just recently talked me into letting go of my king vhs tapes. It was a sad day. I have always done procedure turns on the depicted side and still do. It wasn’t until flying with these advanced GPS’ that I looked into, “why is it taking me into the non-protected side?” that I discovered what ‘protected’ really meant and how it was derived. More important for all of these modern systems is understanding not only how they work but the ‘why’ behind what they are doing. This is a good example. In every case the gps navigator is doing exactly what it is supposed to do or what you’ve asked it to do. Sometimes I come across a gotcha and I’ll revert back to King primacy and hand fly the way I was taught. If only we had the vhs player still...
  7. All the time. Even when I know it’s going to happen I still disconnect and hand fly.
  8. Cris, The Protected airspace is not limited to just the correct (holding) side of the pattern. BOTH the holding and non-holding sides are protected. Protection on the Non-Holding Side is necessary to protect aircraft entering a holding pattern using a parallel entry with a cross-wind that is pushing them away from the holding course into the Non-Holding side during that initial 1 minute. Modern gps navigators know this and are programmed accordingly to take advantage of wind corrected headings and ground track while simultaneously staying within the basic holding area. [FWIW, I usually keep it on the depicted holding side by hand-flying because that is the way I was taught.] As an aside, there are 28 templates currently used to define the dimensions of the holding patterns on both the holding and non-holding sides. Here is a graphic that shows the geometry of all 28 templates: Here is an example of one template:
  9. A very close model to Uber for the sky is Blade. Passengers crowd source a flight and the app links them with a charter aircraft. This lets Blade bypass all those pesky regulations that we keep hearing about. Sketchy at best and definitely in the grey area of the rules. Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy way to make money in aviation.
  10. Where are you having the annual? I might stop by. Heard you on the frequency a few weeks back over PNE coming out of south Jersey.
  11. It looks like the injector’s mixture outlet cap has come off your #3 nozzle. They appear identical minus this piece: Take a look inside the fuel inlet at your cylinder to make sure the piece is not there.
  12. Intercepts inside the SFRA around DC happens more often than we hear about. How long has that TFR been in place now and people still fly through it?
  13. Terry, I’ve looked into it extensively myself and found Infinity Flight at TTN would be the one I would go with based on needing to get the rating for work. I was contemplating making the switch from helicopters to the airlines and infinity works closely with Piedmont on a rotor to airplane transition program. Their quote back to me came in under 9 amu per what the Piedmont guys said I needed for their mins. I have my helicopter ATP but zero multi airplane time. I like ATP as previously mentioned too. Infinity only beat them out in my case because of their relationship with Piedmont. That being said, we are also looking to purchase a twin Comanche and if we go that route I want to do my initial multi in a TC prior to purchase (insurance quote difference basically pays for the training). We found an outfit in Charlotte MI that seemed to fit our needs that does TC specific multi ratings and time building. My 2 cents anyways. Good luck. Jeff
  14. As a matter of fact....General eligibility guidelines for qualifying for an ATP under FAR part 61.153 (c) “Be of good moral character” is straight out of the reg. I’m sure that statement has been challenged a few times over the years.