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New postby Bud » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:22 pm

One of my friends just bought an airplane! Check this out!

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How cool is that? :thumbsup:

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New postby Jeff » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:43 pm

Cooler than an Iceburg.
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New postby Bill » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:29 pm

Looks like a lil speedster and fun as heck to fly.
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New postby Bud » Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:54 am

Yeah, it's classified as "performance" aircraft - requires special certification. Contrary to what I thought before, it is actually faster then my Corvette, depending on which one of us has the wind in his favor. :wink:

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New postby Bill » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:48 am

Dad has told me this is just the kind of aircraft in which doctors and lawyers tend to kill themselves, usually upon takeoff, IIRC. They tend to play with the craft since they're so powerful, but fail to learn how to tame the beasts, then stall out and crash. The Beechcraft Bonanza (similar to this Piper but with the "V" shaped rear stabilizer) has the most notorious reputation.

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New postby Bud » Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:19 pm

BillMoroney wrote:this is just the kind of aircraft in which doctors and lawyers tend to kill themselves


Hopefully, engineers are smarter then that. :wink:

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New postby Jeff » Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:50 pm

Bud Wrote:
Hopefully, engineers are smarter then that.


Just don't say that Enginneers are smarter then either of those
when you're in need of their services.
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New postby Bud » Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:15 pm

JeffHughes wrote:Bud Wrote:
Hopefully, engineers are smarter then that.


Just don't say that Enginneers are smarter then either of those
when you're in need of their services.


:lol: Good point.

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New postby Bill » Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:10 pm

This looks very cool. 8)

The new Rocket Racing League - brainchild of X Prize founder Peter Diamandis

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New postby Bud » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:12 pm

Guess what I did yesterday.

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New postby Jeff » Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:56 pm

Looks like fun.
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New postby Bud » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:13 pm

{best-little-kid-voice}...and I got to drive{/best-little-kid-voice}

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...well, for a minute or two until I had us horribly off course. :rofl:
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New postby Jeff » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:17 pm

:roflmao:
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New postby Guido » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:10 pm

Bud wrote:{best-little-kid-voice}...and I got to drive{/best-little-kid-voice}

:banana:

...well, for a minute or two until I had us horribly off course. :rofl:


:cheers: Bud did actually a pretty good job for his first "straight and level" flight.

Our little flight "around the block" got us from Stellar Airpark to Sun Lakes, Queen Creek, Florence, Marana (around the Aircraft Boneyard), Standfield VOR and (with an extra 20 miles loop low and slow - 1000 feet AGL at about 120mph) back to Stellar Airpark.

My GPS states: 1.1 hours, 180 miles. For comparison, this is about the flight distance to the Grand Canyon Airport.

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New postby Bill » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:30 pm

Is that a Piper Cherokee?

I flew one once or twice as a kid. Man, it was great having a dad who was a flight instructor.

So how'd ya like it, Bud? New hobby someday? :twisted: :twisted:

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