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  1. Darn it, why didn't I think of that while I was up there last summer. Oh, that's right, the misses was busy dragging us all over Juneau during the short layover, but the glacier was cool. Sounds like that was amazing flight. Did you get to fly over Mendenhall Glacier? Cheers, Brian
  2. KRNO: 11001x150 for 16R/34L or 9000x150 for 16L/34R. Runway 25/07 is the shorty at 6102x150, but rarely gets used. Field elevation is 4,420 msl. Brian
  3. How has he corrupted the system? You and I have the same access to the FAA website and could do the same thing. He choose to make a business out of it. From his website, looks like he's doing pretty well doing his business this way. Brian
  4. Ask Nike how much they shelled out for N1KE.... or N7UP.... If it fits their marketing scheme or image, I'd bet corporations pay for those custom numbers. Brian
  5. Yep, N6P was just advertised at $75,000 on Beechtalk. He's gotten a lot of crap (rightfully so in my opinion) for it, but he uses the same system we do (online). He targets corporations which will shell out big bucks for these "custom" numbers. No different than domain name squatting. I've seen some sell in the high 8 figures.... Not going to fault him if he plays the game better than me, even though I hate it.... The FAA releases numbers everyday, so you have to check the website and be the first one to snatch it. I would bet he's using this website: http://www.tailnum.com/?updateid=20170213&action=Display Cheers, Brian
  6. Meh, you were just fresh meat and a target of opportunity for them. You'd be surprised at what they use for "target" practice..... You play in their sandbox and you takes your chances...you always have a vote in the matter. Cheers, Brian P.S. Not taking anything away from your surprise visit, would have scared the heck out of me too...Fallon NAS is the new "Top Gun" location, so I stay well clear of those MOAs out in my neck of the woods.
  7. If it's a full motion, 3-axis sim like this, they work great. I did 19 hours in one for my IR training and it was a work out. Much better (and cheaper) than hood time in the aircraft. Biggest challenge is finding one at a flight school near you, because they aren't cheap to purchase. Cheers, Brian
  8. Just contact the controlling agency before barreling through the MOA to see if it's hot. The agency and frequency is listed on the sectional and if nothing else, they now know someone is transiting the area VFR. Too easy to not make a simple radio call.... Even outside MOA's out here in the western US, I worry about getting hit by a fast mover, especially with all of the low-level IR routes. F16 versus C150 in 2015 is a perfect example of how bad it can get even when one is IFR (F16) and the VFR C150 pilot was just out doing his thing while leaving KMKS... http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2015/07/cessna-150-and-f-16c-fighting-falcon.html Cheers, Brian
  9. I purchased the full size version for my iPad Air, but it won't fit where I wanted it to go without losing my flight desk. I ended up buying the same thing for the iPad mini, so this one is for sale. It's never been used. The unit runs on 8 AA batteries or a micro USB cable can be used (not included). Sporty's sells these new for $199, but I'm willing to let it go at $155 plus shipping since I don't have the plastic bag/box it came in anymore. It does a great job keeping the iPad's nice and cool (at least it does with my mini). This will also include the Ram Mounting ball on the back (not normally included if you buy a new one). http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/x-naut-cooling-case-for-ipad-air-1-2-and-pro-9-7.html Cheers, Brian
  10. I've never been an early adopter for new software or the latest updates for this very reason (I'm still on v8.5.3). Thanks for blazing the trail for us Chris. Cheers, Brian
  11. You are not mistaken. A lot of knob turning to add all of the VORs and intersections (when needed) that define the route. I save a ton of time now with the 650 by being able to load the airways, especially on long trips out west that cannot go direct due to those big, granite pointy things getting in the way... If I had the 430W still, I'd be looking at the FS210 to make transfers and route changes easier. Not a consideration for me now as others above said. Cheers, Brian
  12. Oh come on, he's only the grim reaper for those that can't be saved.....he's not that mean, even if he's from Jersey... Cheers, Brian
  13. Okay, maybe not a boat-load, more like a small row boat.... Cheers, Brian
  14. Not so fast my friend....it can be done and surprisingly quick, even at that price point. Well apportioned and well maintained aircraft will sell at higher prices. Either that or I just got really lucky finding the right buyer at the right time.... Having said all that, I really did think my 67E would be the last airplane I would own and I upgraded it to my liking over three years. New Paint = check... http://www.67m20e.com/new-paint.html New Interior x2 = check... (I can help you out with this one as I still have my old, upgraded seats before I went with all leather) Avionics upgrades x2 = check... http://www.67m20e.com/avionics-upgrades.html New Prop = check...3 days....(would have stayed with the AD req'd hub, but other issues caused a decision to upgrade to the newer Top Prop) http://www.67m20e.com/other-mods.html Lose a boat load of $$ when selling = check....but I never planned to sell it, so my bad... Here were the major selling points when I bought mine for $36K back in 2009. Solid frame, solid engine (>120 hrs SMOH), no corrosion, recent tank reseal, all AD's complied with to include Service Bulletin 208A/B. Longest downtime was for the paint at 5 weeks. If you need/want more info on cost of all those upgrades, just shoot me a PM or email. Cheers, Brian