Oscar Avalle

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Oscar Avalle last won the day on February 20 2013

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  1. It is also my understanding that another company is supporting the bladders. So they are still available and serviceable. I have them installed on my M20C (32 gallons per side). Love them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Well I feel like a real idiot! My overhauled fuel selector valve needed to be adjusted...(the fuel drainer was leaking a little bit). So I asked my AP to look into it. Yesterday I decided that it was a great idea to help... My office was closed because of the inauguration. I cleaned it and I told the AP that I would reinstall the valve. I over tighten the screw on the little cup below the assembly and I broke the valve! Now I need a replacement. Not easy to get the original one! Is their a replacement...??? Luckily I was able to find a used one on eBay...us$ 423... hope it is serviceable. Anyway, long story short... I tried to help being CB... and now I don't even know what it may cost me... Oscar
  3. I earned my IFR rating soon after I got my VFR. That was in 94... Most of my flying is done under IFR rules. I just feel that I am safer by being in constant contact with ATC. On the other hand by having my IFR ticket (and currency) you are readier to face weather situations that otherwise may be too challenging. However, the key from where I see it is to keep currency and train, train and train. Otherwise, the IFR ticket may even make you less safe, because you may believe that you are ready to face weather situations that as a VFR pilot you would have never dared to get close to.
  4. I have got a smart charger and I leave it on all the time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. But how to you search for them...is there are part number?
  6. Mike, indeed flying in developing countries is always a challenge and demands in some instances to lower your quality threshold. As was mentioned before, I also had to fly in plane were the DG did not work, the AT was just a decoration and a GPS 296 was the primary for everything, including the altimeter. But the pilots knew what they were doing... He took off downwind and I asked him why, and he told me that it was because people and animals crossed the runway at the other end of it and he felt that it was safer to take off into the wind, in lieu of running into an animal... But what really concerned me was maintenance. Asking for a logbook was always a challenge, ensuring that the right parts or oils, screws etc were utilized well dream on... How to avoid it? Hard... you contract an Air Taxi and you trust that they know what they are doing. In most cases the pilots know what they do and where they go. Your first flight does not come as a surprise to me. I have seen this many times. Training is performed on the job... On your second flight it depends on the pilot you run into. I flew with former mercenaries, military, people who have been fired from jobs because of activities they may have performed that could have been considered irregular and they found a job in Africa... But they are totally underpaid and overworked. So no surprise when they are not in a good mood. Overall, my experience is that the planes are flyable in particular if they cater to tourists. It is very bad publicity to crash an airplane full of foreigners. The main problem I see is the lack of ATC and good weather reporting. You really depend on calling your destination and asking what the weather looks like...Also the difference between VFR and IFR is rather flux...Most of the flight plans are VFR, but in reality they do what they have to do to get you where you have to. Enjoy Africa, and take many pictures... Also, unrelated, I saw your christmas flight video. I was impressed with the quality of the video... what camera are you using? Oscar
  7. I have been using my MacBook Pro for some time to update my databases. However, you can not use Chrome. You have to use another browser Oscar Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I don't think so. I am currently using the card reader in my Mac. I updated some databases in my 795 directly through garmin.No problem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Please let us know! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Garmin, but the question I have is the key limited to jepp charts? Or if I change my subscription to NOAA, can I still see the approach charts? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. If you want to project Jepp approach charts on the 750 you need to get a key to unlock that feature on the unit. Oscar Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Without trying to hijack the threat, turbo on a M20C? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Garmin sounds like a much better deal than Jepp. One question, I unlocked the approach chart feature for Jepp on my 750, do I need to do anything to see the NOAA charts?
  14. I had a Weldon installed two three years ago and it works great. Sorry my ignorance, you have a manual turbo? What does it mean?
  15. Look guys we had some fun, now let it be. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk