Tuesday, November 7, 2017

12 days until we are in Florida

Today just after 12:15 PM 


  School in Florida confirmed my Aerobatic instruction was scheduled and they look forward to it.





 Otherwise still getting the house ready to leave and reading etc. Kathy has Doc appointment early tomorrow and I have one the next day. Pneumonia shots for both of us also. Then a concert La Santa Cecilia on Friday. Time is zipping by now. There are only twelve days left before we are in Florida. That is good, as it is forecast to hit 5 degrees tonight with clear skies.

 Just wondering if I am going to miss this.

11 comments:

  1. All that snow shows your plans are right on schedule. I would make a wild guess and say that the word "link" in your title kept people away. Maybe a lot of them thought it was a post with just a link and didn't have the normal photos and commentary.

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    1. I suspect you are correct Sir. How would they know the content if they did not click on it. I know some people would not enjoy it anyway, but some would think it was a blast to watch. Thank You. Did you watch and enjoy it?

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    2. With my ultra slow download speeds right now due to running out of my monthly data I have to wait until midnight on the 11th before I can watch it. I tried but it takes forever to load and then didn't run after it started due to slow speeds.

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  2. The snow is pretty but I'm sure you are looking forward to the warmer weather in Florida. Too bad about the cancellation. Got to wonder what is going on there?

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    1. They run a school to help airplane owners learn how to deal with unusual situations and also teach aerobatics to a younger generation. An old guy who flew mild acro whenever he could in life and now wants to learn how to handle this airplane is not productive and not in their interest. I can understand that. So I will have the $ 1200 they wanted for a flight to spend on helicopter rentals.

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  3. I watched the link. Had my barf bag next to the recliner.

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    1. Hope you did not need it! That short time demonstrates all the elements used in an airshow. A lot of it is conservation of energy. The spinning tumbles are done by inducing a force into the prop which is a spinning gyro ( like playing with a spinning bicycle wheel ) a force applied gets a strong 90 degree reaction. The prop is powering the tumble. It is rough on the crankshaft, so they are replaced often. That is part of why it costs so much to fly these planes. Thanks for watching.

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    2. I can imagine the forces on the crankshaft when in a gyro move. Anyone who has held a spinning toy gyro as a kid will know that force. It's hard to hold it stable.

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    3. Lifting the tail on a P-51 ( or other heavy prop warbird ) on take off run at full throttle causes the same effect. It requires some fast rudder work to stay straight.

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  4. Beautiful pictures!! What a lovely place although I wouldn't want 5 degrees either. Seems like they would want your money if you wanted their product for whatever reason. I have the not enough band width problem as well. I seem to be able to post them on my blog but can't watch others.

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  5. Thanks Sherry. Hope you are somewhere flip flops are useful. Basically I am a risk they are not willing to take for the small reward. I had written $ 1200 but with later email it was confirmed to be $ 2300 + tax. They will take me on for about $ 10K and start slow and work up. That would be out of my ability to afford and I have hundreds of hours in the plane they would start me in. Just above my paygrade. I will probably be lumbering around in a WWII trainer instead. Perhaps 5 flights in a helicopter also and it will still cost less.

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