Any pilots here???

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  1. C0WB0Y

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    What do ya fly???
     
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    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    From Cessnas to Supercubs to L-29s
     
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    How do ya like that L-29? One of my roommates has an L-39. Thinking about taking it to Reno this year.
     
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    In many respects the 29 is better, cheaper to buy and operate. It is definitely more maneuverable and the 39 is only about 30 knots faster. The 39 is also a lot more aircraft to maintain, but does have some neat bells and whistles, it also looks better, but in the end I'd take a -29.

    I'm also an A&P and have done condition inspections on both.

    I was a crew chief on a -29 at Reno last year. We took 2nd in the gold/silver.
     
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    When I could pass my physical I had time in a V-35 A-36 Bonanza's, Baron, AT-6, Cessna 140 and 150 plus a 51D-25.

    I had joint ownership of the Beech's. Right seat in C-47, Beech 200 King and back seat in T-33.

    I loved the V-35 and A-36 quite a bit. Honest performers.
     
  6. C0WB0Y

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    We think we've got a few ideas to keep our -39 competitive. (If she actually races... uggg, the ECONOMY)

    Are there a lot of pilots on these boards??
     
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    There are a few here. I have done some flying, but am not licensed. I have flown the T-6, T-28, T-34, Stearman, and the AN-2 Colt. I'm usually just the shooter, taking the shots and I get asked if I want to fly it for a bit after the shoot. I love the T-28 and if I had the time to get the license, and the money, I'd pick up a 28 in a heartbeat.
     
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    Better look into the "RARA" rules for the jet class - they really tightened up what you could do to your jet after the 2007 crash. I was on that crew.
     
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    In Gliders I have flown a variety of types from K13, K21, Twin Astir and Capstan trainers, K6, Pirat, K23, Grob Astir, Mistral C, DG300, Mosquito, ASW19 single seaters. In addition a handful of flights in a variety of more exotic types.
    I was never licenced to fly powered aircraft but have taken the controls a number of times in a Cessna Aerobat, Cessna 172, Piper Cherokee, De Havilland Chipmunk and Hawker Hunter T7/8

    I should add that I am now grounded on Medical reasons
     
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    I hear Brad was a great guy. Sorry for your loss.
     
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    Currently Light Sport license only. I got high BP and not willing to risk screwing up my medical until I get it back down.

    However, I have flown many single engine types, and a couple of multi. Last active flying was a DHC-2 Beaver on floats in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Have owned 3 Cubs, the odd Cessna, a Heath Parasol, a Fleet 80 Canuck (Canadians will know what that is) and a Wilga 80. About 1/2 my flying time has been on floats.

    Have flown most Piper Singles, all the modern Cessna singles (except 190/195 Caravan). Also modern: Beech 35 (V-tail) Bonanaza, Mooney M-21, Aero Commander 100 Lark, Ercoupe.

    Antiques/Classics/interesting airplanes I have flown: Gypsy Moth, Tiger Moth, Stearman, Piper J-2, Piper J-5, Stinson 108, Fairchild 24W, Aeronca 7AC, Citabria, Stinson L-5, some homebuilts.. even tried hang-gliding once.

    Interesting airplanes I have had rides in: T6/Harvard, Thruxton Jackaroo, Ford Trimotor, Grumman Tracker, Grumman Goose, Grumman Mallard, Found FBA-2, Fairchild F-11 Husky, Aero Commander Pitts S-2, Breezy, Beech 18/C-45, DC-3, CJ-7, stuffed into the space behind the pilot in a Piper Pawnee crop duster.

    Interesting airplanes I have sat in: Supermarine Spitfire (I think it was a Mk IX, but not positive, it was a long time ago) P-51D, Douglas Skyraider, Grumman Avenger, Aeronca C-3, CT-155 Hawk, Travelaire 4000, B-17, Cessna O-1 Cessna O-2 Bird Dog, PT-18, F-104, Nieuport 11 replica.

    Currently airplane-less :cry: ... but planning to get something LSA.

    Thanks for asking the question, it was fun to dig up some of those memories.

    Cheers
    Kerry

     
  12. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    I have time in Cessnas and that is it. Nothing special and nothing great, but it is still flying...
     
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    Same here Chris, I flew a small Cessna 150 and a slightly larger Beechcraft Muskateer back in the day, but nothing recently...
     
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    Me, too, C172. But never got a licence. I sometimes fly with a friend who is an instructor.
     
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    Just general aviation C-152, AA-5B Cheetah, PA-38 Tommahawk, some glider time and some circuits in a B738.
     
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    Thanks Cowboy - it really hit hard in my family, my father in law helped get him his check out and was kind of his "coach." After that I thought I'd never go back to Reno then I got the call to crew for Mike Mangold. We had a great time last September and with some luck will be back this September gunning for first.
     
  17. C0WB0Y

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    Soooo, if my crew beats your crew at Reno, can I be a Moderator?????
     
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    Maybe, but I doubt it. :twisted:

    Look at the race results - it was a 2 plane race. The closet -39 to us was "Pipsqueak" flown by Joe Ganao who owned the 1st place airplane. On certain laps the 2 Viper powered -29s had a 5 second 20 MPH advantage.

    Viper 2008 Reno Photos
     
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    I'm still waiting to get on a crew as an official photographer... Any takers? ;)
     
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    From what I hear, they think they can shoehorn a Viper motor in a -39. I'd like to see that.

    Also our lead pilot is THE MAN. Scott 'Jethro' Kelly... retired F-14/F-18 combat pilot. Also flew F-16's as an adversary at Top Gun, I believe.


    Take a number... it's a looooong line.
     
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