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  1. What @neilpilotsaid. Welders all know this from hooking up oxygen bottles for their cutting torches. The SDS sheet for petroleum jelly will show flammability at 21% O2. When that O2 concentration becomes 100%, or very close to it, then pretty much anything known to man will burn.
  2. As far as insurance goes there is one huge issue. A regular automotive policy does NOT cover you when driving within the fence of an airport, on taxiways, or runways so most likely the people with damaged aircraft and property will be indemnified by their policies if they had the appropriate coverage. Keep this in mind if you operate your vehicle at an airport and verify with your auto insurance that you are even covered if your vehicle is parked in your hangar. If it isn’t and you would like coverage, I might know a guy or 2 at Airspeed Insurance that can help you out. Paul
  3. Any petroleum based product used with pure oxygen is a recipe for a fire.
  4. As @Parker_Woodruff and I can attest, the insurance will want time in a K model. It may be possible for you to get a waiver for someone that has hours in another model but they have been sticklers for that lately. So much so that time in a C does not crossover to time in an E and vice versa.
  5. Spoke with the airport manager and he was very receptive and concerned. Took down all the info and I believe he’ll take care of it.
  6. No clue on the radio and it WAS NOT flagged and blended in with the grass. Black and dark green.
  7. Well I got some good practice on runway incursions today. Was just minding my business doing hood time on an approach and the instructor said “you broke out” so the glasses come off and I make my landing after making all of our radio calls. Mains touch down and the nose settles down and at mid field one of the idiot grounds crew members proceeds to drive his utv across the runway in front of us. Back in the power but before I could rotate he cleared the other side of the runway. Definitely made me need to change the shorts. Instructor looked over at me and said “we could have been rich right there” and my response is that I currently like how my body functions and he likes his aircraft
  8. @Mika Clarkim surprised someone hasn’t mentioned this but get the most well equipped, nicest example of whatever aircraft you can find within your budget and be prepared. You’re better off stretching the budget a little to get a bird that already has ifr gps and autopilot that may be 8-10k more as opposed to one with similar times and airframe condition without those items. Good luck with your search! A C model sounds like it’d fit what you’re needing
  9. @carusoamit seems as though he already owns this aircraft
  10. So it was a Twin Otter. Pretty basic panel. We were cruising along at 4,500 doing 150ish indicated. Shows the redline at 170kts
  11. And I’ll be riding this Fokker for at least an hour. Fokker 70
  12. @chrisk don't think I'll have time for the beach today but when I come back and have to "quarantine" there I will definitely spend time in the water. Hopefully the restrictions on our stay will be lifted enough that I may be able to get my scuba cert
  13. My CFI has me practice pretty consistently as soon as I reach pattern altitude. I have it down, even when he surprises me, that as soon as I think about turning crosswind I can make it back to the runway.
  14. @Parker_Woodruff I’m not sure if it’s flits or wheels but I’m guessing wheels. On another note the hotel in Curaçao is amazing. We will be quarantining at the Marriott Beach Resort in Willemstad Curaçao. Not bad for a 2 week stretch where they give us like 3 hours a day on the beach
  15. The rig was built by keppel fels in Singapore for Maersk. It is the Maersk Discoverer and we are working for BP
  16. This thing should have sold long ago @Stephen. I doubt it will be still available once I'm done building my house but if it is then we will definitely be talking. Somebody buy this great aircraft!
  17. So I work offshore in the oilfield and am currently assigned to a rig working in Trinidad. Trinidad's borders are closed to all international traffic unless you have an exemption from the government. Due to being critical for the infrastructure I am allowed in the country but the caveat is that I have to be under quarantine for 14 days before arriving in Trinidad. For this trip that location was Billund Denmark. I live in NE Oklahoma so that trip was XNA-ORD-Frankfurt_Billund. There I was chained to a hotel and able to only sparingly leave the room. Here is where it starts getting pretty interesting. The company that my company is working for then chartered an A320 that went from Billund-Keflavik Iceland-Hallifax-Trinidad for 35 people! Well on this Friday, the 30th, I am leaving the rig where the company has chartered a plane from Trinidad to Curacao. I'll stay overnight in Curacao and then fly back to XNA on Halloween. That flight will be Curacao-Aruba-ATL-XNA and all commercial. I was looking at my itinerary and it shows that the plane for my flight from Curacao to Aruba will be a DHC-3 Otter. I'll grab some pics and post them up here as I can.
  18. I would buy it with the thought that a reseal was inevitable very soon. Maybe you luck out and it doesn't need it for a while but if it does then you're set up for it and it's not a surprise. For the PPI I would use either Maxwell or SWTA if at all possible.
  19. With that burnt connector I would imagine that the connection inside of it was definitely suspect. Most of the time I like to go ahead and flow solder into those connections. Remove the plastic insulator and use shrink tubing after soldered.
  20. As Paul, @gsxrpilot, stated "I would not allow someone else to have an annual performed on my aircraft." Last time I spoke with Don Maxwell I believe he said a prebuy was in the $1750 range and to make it an annual if the purchase went through was like another $750 or so.
  21. Another option if you are a Big G fan is to do 2 GI275 and you can eliminate your entire 6 pack setup
  22. @GeeBee yes sir. I'm right around the corner from the LEGO House
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