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aeroscout last won the day on October 16 2014

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  1. The last time I saw a sentence that began..."I spent a year in Nepal", it ended..."one day"
  2. Rotors and Ribs is less than a month away. Goshen Indiana, July 15 and 16, 2016. Hope to see you all there!
  3. I'm trying to get all worked up about it, but so far...no such luck.
  4. You are on the right track.When autopilot controls came into use by Britain, King George and the monarchy officially owned the aircraft the autopilots were installed in. So the banter amongst the pilots was "let George fly it", or "give it to George". Hence the autopilot became referred to as "George".
  5. Not for nothing, but it has been openly stated that the FARs/CFRs are purposely written to be vague enough to be interpreted any way the FAA wants to. Instrument procedures are identical with few exceptions between the categories. Especially when being flown on autopilot. Another example of a lack of common sense regulations.
  6. Which brings up an interesting trivia question... Why are autopilots named "George" ? In answer to OP question...dual rated.
  7. Great discussion question by OP "my controls". No engine failures, but some eye opening system failures. Fire light no secondaries, had to land immediately at abandoned strip. 2 complete electrical failures(day). Numerous gear issues. Pressurization failure. Numerous birdstrikes, the worst of them was a shattered windscreen. I remember one of the electrical failures left me a little maudlin, but my instructor complimented me, so I got over that quickly. I just try to be mentally prepared for what may come my way, and handle what comes up without too much panic or emotion. I only lost it once and tried to track down the culprit later, only to get shut out. I suppose if I had kept my cool the guilty party may have come forward for detente. I think some people's temperament, disposition, and character make them more suitable for handling situations where the chips are down, while others are great during ops normal. Great discussion to my fellow forum members.
  8. I don't know how to say it tactfully or diplomatically, but let's just say I strongly agree with Astro on his Orwellian comment. I think I could make some constructive comments, but in the final analysis it's Lyn's forum and he can do what he thinks is best. I have furtively lurked for awhile seemingly inactive. Maybe other non military are doing the same as others in this thread have suggested.
  9. I suspect a lot of nurses, medics, mechs, and HR people over there as well.
  10. I hope you're joking. I had a colleague and also a family member pass away from pancreatic cancer in the last couple years. It took about a year from hale and hearty but somethings wrong to the end of all earthly suffering. Get it checked out. Wally, Not pancreatic cancer, panacea ...creatic... Oh, never mind , my attempt at a humorous method to define panacea fell sadly short.
  11. Still looking for the quintessential proverbial old bold pilot.
  12. Good info in thread. You can bet I will be tugging even harder on suspension bars when I preflight them.
  13. My hypochondria has me convinced I have all the classic symptoms of panaceacreatic cancer. I sure hope they develop a cure all for it. I'm going to be needing it!
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