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Today's flight in 2019

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No, I rarely ever pull back power.  Especially when flying cross country.   If the trip had been long enough I would have climbed to FL270 and dropped the fuel burn to 30-31 GPH.  Probably would have picked up some more tailwind too.  

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No, I rarely ever pull back power.  Especially when flying cross country.   If the trip had been long enough I would have climbed to FL270 and dropped the fuel burn to 30-31 GPH.  Probably would have picked up some more tailwind too.  
Tom

I’ve heard flying that high is tough on the body, even with O2.


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Just now, ArtVandelay said:


I’ve heard flying that high is tough on the body, even with O2.


Tom

He's flying a PT.

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1 minute ago, ArtVandelay said:


I’ve heard flying that high is tough on the body, even with O2.


Tom

Its pressurized.

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I have no "Today's "Flight." Summer was ungodly hot; September was 100°+ every day, no rain, flew my sweatbox only when I had to. The last two weekends have been wet and rainy. Driving home after work yesterday, the blinky white lights on the cell towers were up in the clouds. Still widespread low IFR today, but above the cell towers. More of the same tomorrow, followed by a precipitous 20°+ temperature drop for the weekend. Family issues will keep me on the ground this weekend, even if the weather is flyable . . . .  :(

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I conducted another mercy flight Thursday afternoon.  I didn't get out until later in the afternoon (was working on the hangar project I posted about last night).  Picked up the patient in RST (Mayo Clinic) and brought her back to Houghton.  There was a solid overcast (with icing, argh) so put my deicing system back to work.  It was pretty much dark when I left Houghton but as soon as I busted through the tops I got an amazing view of the sunset.  

Tom

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Short hop down to southern Maryland near Assateague Island.

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Finally got some wind beneath my wings today. This photo is after the flight, with my two gorgeous mechanical babes in the same shot. Fun fact: Vne on the E is 189 and the top speed of the 911 is 179.

So, I get in, get ready to start and my checklist booklet is missing. I hoofed it. BTW, thanks guys for the insurance thread, I was EXTRA CAREFUL with the gear.

Headed down the RWY, no ASI. Too late, Mooney loves to fly and takes off on her own so I hoofed it until I realized about 10 minutes out from the airport that maybe, just maybe, pitot heat might get it back. It did.

The engine ran like it was in the Arctic (that's a good thing in Southeast Texas). I started to close the roof vent scoop and then thought better of it--better to fly with a cold draft than no draft come summer should the cable break :P

Got back and had the tower say, "Sir, you look like you are on line with 16 (I was CTL for 12)". Normally, some controllers are just very respectful or they are former military, but this "Sir" read out as: Hey you old fart, you're heading towards the wrong RWY. <sigh>

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A couple nights ago.... Nice to be flying at night again.  VG's? We don't need no stinkin' VG's. -dan

 

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I know it’s a little overdue but I took my daughter Ashley to get some pie at 0S9, last Sunday afternoon. The Spruce Goose Cafe is famous for their pie. Had a terrific flight up from 1W1 with good vis and little turbulence. We got up there 3 minutes after they closed (neglected to check their hours. ). So we flew back and got Shari’s pie instead. 182aca50c480b5e91f97e7135b6783c7.jpg


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So the wife went to our Florida home last Sunday with two of her girlfriends for almost 2 weeks.  With maybe one day since then even hitting above freezing for the high, and lows in the low teens, she sends me a beach photo on Thursday rubbing in the great weather she’s seeing.   After a smart remark from me about feeding her horses in the lowest temps of the day (daybreak) she says “well, if you knew someone with an airplane you could be down here  in 3.5 hours”.   Wrong tease ...... I snuck in on her yesterday around noon.   

I was able to wash and wax my plane OUTSIDE this morning.   Just staying for a few days but what an awesome break to an early onset of winter in the U.P.

Tom

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OAT was 5F yesterday morning at your home base Tom. Enjoy the climate change in FL while we freeze our butts off and hold the fort down up North!


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Not a lot of time for flying as we are in the home stretch of marching band season for my youngest son. One more week and we get our Saturday's back...

For those of you that are freezing, it was a cool 60°F here this morning. We wanted to get in an early flight before it got too warm, topped out at 90°F today. A short little hop from KFUL to KRAL for some breakfast and 100LL that was 50 cents a gallon less than my home base. We did enjoy our meal outside on the patio where even though it was in the shade it was still comfortable.:)

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9 hours ago, Skates97 said:

Not a lot of time for flying as we are in the home stretch of marching band season for my youngest son. One more week and we get our Saturday's back...

For those of you that are freezing, it was a cool 60°F here this morning. We wanted to get in an early flight before it got too warm, topped out at 90°F today. A short little hop from KFUL to KRAL for some breakfast and 100LL that was 50 cents a gallon less than my home base. We did enjoy our meal outside on the patio where even though it was in the shade it was still comfortable.:)

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Mmmm! Waffles . . . .

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Quick $100 pancake run to Cape May today - smooth as silk despite all the Airmet Tangos out there.

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I know proper radio technique is to use your full callsign until ATC shortens it for you, so it must be a real pain to be N6000000.

 

Was doing the RNAV and they vectored the guy in front of me away for “sequencing” and asked me to “descend and maintain 4000, maintain maximum forward speed.” After I got to 190 kts they said, “please slow to 150 kts.” My son said “they must not know how fast Mooneys are.”

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Some days are just too glorious NOT to fly. 

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wing tip Saturday over Mildenhall

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Base leg to EGTR 

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