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  1. Please add me and send me the link. Thanks, Tony
  2. I had the same issue on my karmann ghia. The brake line had collapsed internally and didn't let the brake pressure blead off normally. So it was fine after sitting a while, but once you started using the brakes they would drag and heat up. The fluid was like syrup and I had to force out a bunch of gunk with a vacuum pump and replace the soft brake lines. Bleading is a whole other story. Secret is to perform the correct magic rituals or have the right equipment. Like hot starting an io-360.
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  4. I like to screw a piece of the whiteboard hardboard to my work surface. It wont absorb spills, cleans easily, super cheap compared to plywood, and can be quickly replaced when it gets too chewed up.
  5. I had a new to me instructor for my last BFR. He hadn't been in a Mooney in decades. He said perform a stall to the first warning. I slowly pulled the throttle back raising the nose, then the throttle came back far enough for the gear warning horn. He though it was the stall horn and told me I could recover. Easiest stall recovery ever.
  6. For those confused, G is the universal gravitational constant, g is acceleration due to gravity. The question of what is the only lower case letter on the flight deck keeps the new guys busy for quite a while. Goes along with where is the part made by Harley Davidson and where is there part of a Louisville slugger.
  7. Just so you know g is the only lower case letter on the flight deck of a C-130 and it is on the g meter.
  8. From Boeing... "Boeing previously received its Amended Type Certificate from the FAA for its core 767-2C configuration in December 2017. The 767-2C is a modified version of the company’s commercial 767 with revised structure, wiring and plumbing."
  9. @NotarPilot Paragraph 1.6 of afpd62-6 attached will answer your question. afpd62-6.pdf
  10. My unit (AMC Test and Evaluation) is pretty heavily involved in the testing of the KC-46. Yes, the KC-10 is also certified. The KC-46 is TC as a 767, but has to have all of the modifications approved. I'm pretty sure all the boom options are approved already, but there are a lot of issues with the cameras and display that allow the boom operator to make contact in various lighting situations. I do work on the airdrop side, so I just get limited updates when we have big get together and talk about our programs since we are spread out across the country.
  11. Further research according to a post on POA with a detailed cost breakdown, and an article from APOA, average cost nowadays seems to be around $10k. Seems people trained a decade before I did paid more than I did, so I feel fortunate. I also realise access to instructors and planes would be better in Phoenix where I trained vs Yuma where i live now. Makes me wonder again why the cost of a hangar here is over $500/month, instructors demand such high prices, and plane rentals are so expensive.
  12. My numbers are from my own experience. I got a loan for 2k and it nearly covered all of my training, but I didn't train at a cessna pilot training center. 12k now is based on talking to local cfi's on what it is costing average students now. My numbers for cars are based on simple research. Cars cost 10 times what they did in the 60s, but planes cost 100 times. I haven't researched fuel prices between then and now, but I doubt fuel has gone up much more than inflation. Microwave popcorn is older than me, but I cook on cast iron, grow vegetables, and raise animals. I feel what was common knowledge for survival was lost nearly a century ago. My own children don't watch TV, play video games, or spend all day on a computer. I cant control or know what my cadets do at home, but I can say the ones approaching college age are very hard working, dedicated to flying, don't drive nice cars, have put every penny they have into buying into the local flying club etc. Their passion is not lacking. The availability of planes and instructors is. 152s are mostly gone from the training fleet and 172s are running about $150 an hr, instructors are $60-75 per hour, and charge from the second they see you till they give you your bill for the day. Checkrides are back up to nearly a three month wait in many parts of the country which does end up adding cost for most people not at a "school" with their own DPE. Yes, it has always been expensive to fly, but the days of hanging out at the airport and washing planes in exchange for hours are mostly gone. Not all kids are video game junkies and expect everything cheap and now. The age of GA was probably in the 60s evidenced by when the greatest number of aircraft where probably built, and by the fact that such a huge number of pilots are hitting retirement age right now. I am grateful for the EAA and CAP providing an opportunity for kids to experience flight. It does get them to work hard and make them passionate about something. I am enlisted in the Air Force. I dont make a ton of money, but a huge portion of my income has always gone toward flying. Living within my means, not getting into credit card debt, etc... have made it possible for me, and it is still entirely possible for kids now, but to say the cost of flying has only risen with inflation I just dont buy. The airlines, the military are in a huge pilot shortage. Even the border patrol has visited me trying to recruit kids offering to provide some financial help for them to become pilots because they are hurting. It is not because no one is interested, it's because it is expensive! Pay for a college degree and flight training, or get student loans to do so. Then make a teachers salary or less for a few years while you build experience. An experience requirement recently tripled. Do you really think it is as easy now or affordable as it has ever been? That's why my cadets are working hard to get into the Air Force Academy. Tell me that is easy. Tell me that I really need to explain to them about hard work. I do preach hard work, but I'm preaching to the choir in my squadron. I'm excited that the days of furloughs are gone and there is a pilot shortage. Now pay will go up, pilots will stop paying companies to fly for them to build hours, and some prestige will come back to the career. Hopefully more changes will be made for GA that makes it more affordable too. I'd like a WASS gps, but I'll stick to my Aera 560 that gets me from point A to B just fine for now. The price of a 20yr old 430 with install is crazy for those some of us.
  13. I'm 37yrs old. In the late 90s ealy 2000s a ppl cost just over 2k. Now it is more like 12k. As a civil air patrol cadet commander, I can say there are plenty of kids with a passion for flying, but the cost is so high, they see getting an appointment to the air force academy as their only chance. I bought my mooney because rental prices had gotten ridiculoisly high. Fast forward to 2018, there isn't hardly a cfi in yuma az, always perfect weather btw, under the age of maybe 60. My cadets are buying in to clubs with instructors that are snowbirds and can only train in the winter. I am having a hard time doing my instrument, because the instructors cant get into or out of my plane, and I cant justify paying the prices for a very basic ifr 172 that they normally instruct in. In 1967 my new plane cost about the same as a new mustang gt. Now a new plane cost about 10 times as much as a new sports car. Technology has improved to make computers affordable for just about any one, but the very mostest improvement in technology for aircraft has doubled the price of planes from steam gauges to glass making them even more out of reach. The icon a5 commercial talks about their priority of making aviation affordable, and they felt they met that goal... then I saw the price! How did they make that goal? $0.5M is affordable for who? My kids will learn to fly because I WILL get my CFI in the next few years and I own my own plane and plan on finding a cesna 150 for under 20k for them to train in that I hope to sell for the same. Otherwise, I dont think they'd have a chance.
  14. I got quotes from all the insurance companies and got really high prices. Someone recommended Tom Johnson of Airpower insurance in Phoenix and every year I have paid between 900-1200. When I first got the plane 7 years ago it was 1200 with 60 something hours zero retract or time in mooneys. I just did my transition training in 3.5 hours. Maybe another 2 flying around california, then 9 hours or so to TX. By the time I got to Texas I was able to carry pax, so it was probably 10 or 15 hr requirement. Hull value was probably much lower than yours at about 60k. And while plugging companies... US Aircraft Finance was about the only company that wanted to finance a 1967 aircraft, reasonable rates and terms, and pretty much walked me through the entire purchase like a realtor would, just over phone, email, etc.