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Old 12-09-2022, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by TiredSoul View Post
I taught Wilbur Wright how to fly.
You're lucky. It was Orville that had that first fatal crash, an Orville did the flying, anyway. Wilbur was more of an "I'll tighten the flying wires for ya" kind of guy.

You wouldn't want Orville on your record. The guy crashed a lot. That, and between he and his brother, falsely took credit for first in flight, and single-handedly managed to hold back the progress of aviation in the USA for nearly a decade and a half while the world shot forward.

Wilbur was really good at folding paper cranes, anyway, and nobody could match drapes and furniture like he. Some say it was really his forte. We shall never know.

I can remember when an autopilot was a thick rubber band snapped between the control yokes of a light airplane. Worked pretty good, too.
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Old 12-10-2022, 04:43 AM
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I signed off Icarus for his first solo….
yeah forgot the limitations.
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Old 12-10-2022, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by TiredSoul View Post
I signed off Icarus for his first solo….
yeah forgot the limitations.
Ah, Daedalus, I thought I recognized you. You're fortunate. At least he got the flight portion down, despite a problem with the landing.

I had Kai Kawus, whom, despite multiple efforts, I refused to sign off. His solo attempt was illegal, which earned him the nickname, "foolish king." All the locals called him "dumb ass," though mostly behind his back.

Back in those days, flight instructing was a tough way to make a living. I had to take a second job as a pastry chef, making Baklava. Sweet side deal stomping olives on the weekends, though. Great for the feet.
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Old 12-10-2022, 10:06 AM
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We should have a beer one of these days.
Hoegaarden in sufficient quantities makes me philosophical.
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Old 12-10-2022, 11:48 AM
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This thread certainly developed better than most crash threads. Total agreement with most of the analysis so far. Single pilot IFR in a minimally equipped bug smasher is no place to be knocking the rust off of marginal piloting skills. The good news is this guy will be alive to read everyone telling him he should find a new hobby.
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Old 12-10-2022, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TiredSoul View Post
We should have a beer one of these days.
Hoegaarden in sufficient quantities makes me philosophical.
these last 3 posts between the two of you....not bad guys. A step up from the usual.
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Old 12-10-2022, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by TiredSoul View Post
We should have a beer one of these days.
Hoegaarden in sufficient quantities makes me philosophical.
HOEGAARDEN?!?!? Damn I miss my EBCI TDY days.
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Old 12-23-2022, 10:35 PM
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NTSB tested the Mooney's altimeter. It was fine, well within tolerance.
Assuming this pilot wants to get another plane and keep flying I wonder if anyone will insure him?
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