Wayne Cease

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About Wayne Cease

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  1. Nope, apparently they are still having winter in Colorado. And a bad storm on top of it. Here in Atlanta I had the top down on my convertible yesterday.
  2. I don't think so. The seat-sales optimization software is really good. There are just not that many seats leftover now. This may be why my niece has just had 5 flights cancel on her in 24 hours. She's stuck in Denver. [emoji853]
  3. I'm surprised that nonsense is still being spread. Cirrus got the FAA to allow them to skip the spin recovery due to the chute. The Europeans didn't allow that and the Cirrus passed the spin test there for certification. Nope. In fact they have a lower fatality rate than most of the piston GA fleet. Cirrus like Mooneys and Bonanzas are traveling planes and fly in more challenging weather than planes more commonly used for training. When the weather is 10G20 nearing a direct crosswind the training slows or stops in many locations, but the traveling planes keep on going. Eventually somebody flies in something they are not ready for; it's rarely the plane as the limitation.
  4. It's a joke from SNL, from long ago (when they were funny). The skit had a "money changer". Two 5's for a ten, four a 20, and so on. Someone asked him how he made money. His reply, "volume, volume, volume."
  5. Fly down to St Simons (SSI). Southern Soul BBQ is just off the airport. Only a 5 min walk. Great BBQ! And just a short hop in a Mooney.
  6. These are not the drones you are looking for.
  7. Don't get that. Yes a WAAS GPS is better, but a non-WAAS GPS is perfectly fine. They are getting a bit long in the tooth, so I don't know that I would buy a used one, but immediately swapping one out in a plane doesn't need to be in everyone's plan. ^ There is that. I flew an Angel Flight mission a couple of years ago where I had to go over to a nearby airport, with slightly better weather as the ILS was down for repairs and the plane didn't have WAAS so I could only do the standard RNAV not the LPV portion. Got a brief glimpse of the runway as I was climbing on the missed. Didn't have to wait too long, but I wouldn't have had to wait at all if the plane had a WAAS GPS in it.
  8. Whichever ATIS says is for the active. Or whichever is set-up for an easier approach from the direction I'm coming from. Only time I really care is if one get me lower and the ceiling requires that little bit lower.
  9. It's not trolling, but possibly some financial jealousy and brand-hating. Although I have no idea how he didn't remember, or see, his car in the hangar. I'm certainly not perfect, but that was a doozy of a brain fart. If there was some financial jealousy it was definitely misplaced. It was a used Jaguar and used 2002 SR22. Plus he took on non-equity partners to help with the fixed costs on the SR22.
  10. Missed you were the OP. Could be worse. The SR22 I used to fly had a similar incident, just as I was starting to fly it. The owner went out to fly one day. Pulled the plane out, parked his car in the hangar and closed up the doors. Had a good flight opened the hangar doors, and pushed in the plane. Realized he didn't pull the car out until the aileron hit his convertible Jaguar. So, he put a small bend in the aileron, scratched/dented the car and we had to fly to Cape Cod in an Arrow instead of the SR22.
  11. Southern Soul BBQ at SSI. Not a burger, but damn good BBQ. It’s just across the street from th approach end of 22, about 1/4 mile walk from the FBO.
  12. You'll could get kicked out of the CSOB club saying things like that. Look at the data though. At 30-40 knots of headwind you're not saving much if anything by flying under 75% power. At 250 nm you're looking at saving 0.72 gallons between 75% and 55% at 30 knots and 0.45 gallons at 40 knots. For a 750 nm trip you're looking at only 2.16 gallons in 5:20 hours to 1.35 gallons in 6 hours of flying. That's not a lot added to fuel remaining. If you're pushing the limits of your reserves, it's important, otherwise not so much. But if you're pushing those limits, options for a fuel stop (in case the winds are even stronger) is even more important. I built a distance-time spreadsheet many years ago; right after we came back from a weekend trip into 50+ knot headwinds. The headwinds were slower at lower altitudes, but also rather turbulent, so we stayed slow and smooth; I didn't need my wife puking on our first weekend flying trip. We were in a 172 and the spreadsheet showed me a M20J would get back in those headwinds almost as fast as the 172 would arrive with no wind. I've been making speed a priority ever since.
  13. You are correct, I goofed on that column header.