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It has become old hat to complain about the decline of General Aviation. We can rant about the costs, how airports have been fenced off, or any number of ailments.
This tract is a little about one of those symptoms, a little about how to make flying more fun, and about making flying safer.
There is a vicious circle, a fully developed spin that we must recover from. Something that used to be ordinary, but is now feared.
Something that is fun, but potentially…
I have spent the past five months tracking down a strange problem. It was a problem that confused me, A&Ps, and lots of very smart people.
It was a problem that sent me down a path of inspections, repairs, experimentation, and lots of test flying.
It was a problem that was ultimately solved by two cents with of zipties.
When I pulled back the throttle on my 912ULS powered (550 hours on the engine) 701, the engine would start to get rough around…
UPDATE: This is now a REALITY!
Who would be interested in a West Coast Fly that is part of the Arlington 2016 Fly In?
The Arlington Fly In is willing to give us a…Continue
It is finally time to "finish" N701GV. Wittman regional is 1400NM in a straight line from KAWO.
That will be a bunch of flying.
Anyone have plans, or perhaps spare wheel pants that would fit a 701?
I will also be adding temporary strut fairings.
Back of the napkin match shows that every 5 knots gained removes about 1.5 flight hours for the trip.
Anything above a 10kt total gain is going to be endurance.
To say the landslide near Oso is tragic is an understatement. This is only a few miles from my home field of KAWO.
I know this area well. This is the river (Stillaguamish) where I land gravel bars. These are the mountains where I fly. It hits home big.
Currently my home airport is now the center of the rescue and recovery efforts.
If you have watched any of my videos then you know this area too.