Where's PaulFlexes?

  • conservativej...

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    Jan 17, 2011 4:39 PM GMT
    Where's Paul? Lol.

    You haven't gone and crashed that Cessna down there in the swamp I hope?

    I'm on GMT +1. Will catch you when I can.

  • rnch

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    Jan 17, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    "up in the sky...it's a bird! it's a plane! it's PAULFLEXES!!"

    piloting small planes in the nude.

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    Jan 17, 2011 4:59 PM GMT
    I agree....should we be concerned???
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    Jan 17, 2011 5:01 PM GMT



    Hmm, I haven't noticed... LOL
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    Jan 17, 2011 5:01 PM GMT
    It wasn't me, and it wasn't in a swamp...it was another one of our pilots...landed on a golf course a couple days ago. icon_lol.gif
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  • misternick

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    Jan 17, 2011 5:04 PM GMT
    I'd rather land on a golf course than most grass strips I've been in to.

    Plus, they usually have a (bigger) bar.
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    Jan 17, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
    misternick saidI'd rather land on a golf course than most grass strips I've been in to.

    Plus, they usually have a (bigger) bar.
    No shit! Last summer I landed on a grass strip up in Georgia, and it was so narrow that I only had ~5 feet of clearance on either side of the wingtips.
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    Jan 17, 2011 5:22 PM GMT
    The hottie is chatting with me... leave him alone. He's mine right now...all mine icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 17, 2011 5:25 PM GMT
    bikerideguy saidThe hottie is chatting with me... leave him alone. He's mine right now...all mine icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 17, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    Several years ago a buddy who I got into flying had an engine failure on takeoff and had the opportunity to land on a golf course. It was Sunday and the course was crowded. He decided to put it on a street with obstructions. He and his passengers were critically injured. He recovered and bought another plane just to prove to himself that he wouldn't be spooked by the incident.
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    Jan 17, 2011 5:30 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidSeveral years ago a buddy who I got into flying had an engine failure on takeoff and had the opportunity to land on a golf course. It was Sunday and the course was crowded. He decided to put it on a street with obstructions. He and his passengers were critically injured. He recovered and bought another plane just to prove to himself that he wouldn't be spooked by the incident.
    Wow, that sucks! Good that he recovered, though.
    I think of crashing a plane just like crashing a car: You just gotta get another one and keep going.
    So far I've been fortunate to have no crashes, but I have had a few engine failures during test flights (while I'm circling over the runway to test the new engines).
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    Jan 17, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    socalfitness saidSeveral years ago a buddy who I got into flying had an engine failure on takeoff and had the opportunity to land on a golf course. It was Sunday and the course was crowded. He decided to put it on a street with obstructions. He and his passengers were critically injured. He recovered and bought another plane just to prove to himself that he wouldn't be spooked by the incident.
    Wow, that sucks! Good that he recovered, though.
    I think of crashing a plane just like crashing a car: You just gotta get another one and keep going.
    So far I've been fortunate to have no crashes, but I have had a few engine failures during test flights (while I'm circling over the runway to test the new engines).

    He had a Cessna 182. Failure resulted from a defectively written AD on the carburetor The shop properly followed the AD, though. Boy, the FAA sure got involved. One of the planes I had was a Turbo Mooney that I flew out of an airport near LAX. I always tried to figure where I would put it down if the engine failed at a point too low to turn back (often a bad idea) or too low to make it to LAX. Never saw a decent place. Worst I ever had was a rough engine at 15K ft 20 miles from an airport. No problem getting back.

    I had another buddy who was actually a good pilot but always liked to push things. We were in his plane. He had topped off his tanks and flew around S. Calif before he, his wife, and I got in his plane to fly to St. Louis. The fuel was getting low and I encouraged him to stop in Amarillo, but no. Dummy should have never relied on fuel gauges, which started acting up. We stayed high deciding to make it to Clinton, OK. Right over the airport, the fuel ran out. Spiral down from approx 12K ft. Funny thing once on the ground the attitude changed and enough fuel got into the to engine to taxi under power to the fuel pit.
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    Jan 17, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
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    bikerideguy saidThe hottie is chatting with me... leave him alone. He's mine right now...all mine icon_biggrin.gif
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  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Jan 17, 2011 6:46 PM GMT
    bikerideguy saidThe hottie is chatting with me... leave him alone. He's mine right now...all mine icon_biggrin.gif


    UUUUHHHHH - the son of bitch is two timing us both!!!

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    Jan 17, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
    Giggity Giggity... gooooooo
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  • conservativej...

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    Jan 17, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIt wasn't me, and it wasn't in a swamp...it was another one of our pilots...landed on a golf course a couple days ago. icon_lol.gif
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    Lol, Lol.

    Paul!!

    I said that because we had failure in the No. 1 engine fuel transfer system on the 7X coming across the pond. It pulls from the left front tank and a wing tank inside the nacelle. The entire system failed moving up to the left hand header.

    Thank God the bird does not have a fuel imbalance limit. Patched it in Bermuda. Now the thing in Toulouse for one serious inspection. FAA involved. Borrowed iron made way up the coast from you to continue to Db.

    See the fun you've missed?
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    Jan 17, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    PaulFlexes is a favorite of mine on here. icon_biggrin.gif
  • conservativej...

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    Jan 17, 2011 8:13 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    misternick saidI'd rather land on a golf course than most grass strips I've been in to.

    Plus, they usually have a (bigger) bar.
    No shit! Last summer I landed on a grass strip up in Georgia, and it was so narrow that I only had ~5 feet of clearance on either side of the wingtips.


    What grass strip?
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    Jan 17, 2011 8:15 PM GMT
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    paulflexes said
    misternick saidI'd rather land on a golf course than most grass strips I've been in to.

    Plus, they usually have a (bigger) bar.
    No shit! Last summer I landed on a grass strip up in Georgia, and it was so narrow that I only had ~5 feet of clearance on either side of the wingtips.


    What grass strip?
    I don't remember the name of it. I had to divert for a t-storm and landed at the first airport I saw (wasn't on the GPS)...took off as soon as the storm passed.
  • conservativej...

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    Jan 17, 2011 8:21 PM GMT
    Milt in the back of the Vans.

    He refused to fly after this little trip. Hee, hee.

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    Jan 17, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
    conservativejock saidMilt in the back of the Vans.

    He refused to fly after this little trip. Hee, hee.

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    Why are you right-side up? That's just not right.
  • conservativej...

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    Jan 17, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    conservativejock saidMilt in the back of the Vans.

    He refused to fly after this little trip. Hee, hee.

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    Why are you right-side up? That's just not right.


    Milts behind me Paul. See my left ear cup there in the photo?
  • conservativej...

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    Jan 17, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    I decided years ago not to purchase one of these. It is a Pilatus PC-9. Notice the exhaust. It spews vapors from JetA. Almost 2000 thermodynamic horsepower.

    A tandem like the Vans, but serious. I get in enough trouble with the PC12.

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  • conservativej...

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    Jan 17, 2011 8:37 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    paulflexes said
    socalfitness saidSeveral years ago a buddy who I got into flying had an engine failure on takeoff and had the opportunity to land on a golf course. It was Sunday and the course was crowded. He decided to put it on a street with obstructions. He and his passengers were critically injured. He recovered and bought another plane just to prove to himself that he wouldn't be spooked by the incident.
    Wow, that sucks! Good that he recovered, though.
    I think of crashing a plane just like crashing a car: You just gotta get another one and keep going.
    So far I've been fortunate to have no crashes, but I have had a few engine failures during test flights (while I'm circling over the runway to test the new engines).

    He had a Cessna 182. Failure resulted from a defectively written AD on the carburetor The shop properly followed the AD, though. Boy, the FAA sure got involved. One of the planes I had was a Turbo Mooney that I flew out of an airport near LAX. I always tried to figure where I would put it down if the engine failed at a point too low to turn back (often a bad idea) or too low to make it to LAX. Never saw a decent place. Worst I ever had was a rough engine at 15K ft 20 miles from an airport. No problem getting back.

    I had another buddy who was actually a good pilot but always liked to push things. We were in his plane. He had topped off his tanks and flew around S. Calif before he, his wife, and I got in his plane to fly to St. Louis. The fuel was getting low and I encouraged him to stop in Amarillo, but no. Dummy should have never relied on fuel gauges, which started acting up. We stayed high deciding to make it to Clinton, OK. Right over the airport, the fuel ran out. Spiral down from approx 12K ft. Funny thing once on the ground the attitude changed and enough fuel got into the to engine to taxi under power to the fuel pit.


    A neighbor had a tail dragger 182. At the time he sold it he had been flying 70 years. From age 16 to age 86. World War II Army Air Corps retiree.

    At 86, I still trusted CB more than any of the youngsters. All about situational awareness.
  • conservativej...

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    Jan 17, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    Fall 2010 Flyin with Army helicopters. Near my Georgia home. I did not get to attend this one.

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