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Old Jul 03, 2010, 11:42 AM
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Here's the view from my office when the weather is bad....

On these two occasions I was happy to be VFR !!!!

In the right one the attitude indicator is frozen.. Odd coincidence they both occurred around 280!

Austin, thats a little fancier panel than my L3 Aeronca.
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 11:45 AM
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Here's the view from my office when the weather is bad....

On these two occasions I was happy to be VFR !!!!

In the right one the attitude indicator is frozen.. Odd coincidence they both occurred around 280!
What kind of aircraft? Isn't there an altn ADI/HSI?
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 12:01 PM
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Austin, thats a little fancier panel than my L3 Aeronca.
A hopper of Grasshoppers?
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 12:12 PM
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A hopper of Grasshoppers?
Basically thats just about right. No electrical at all, and no turn nor bank indicator. It does have an airspeed indicator tho, and I learned to fly a Champ without that.
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 12:17 PM
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 12:43 PM
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Its not glamorus or exciting, but this is what I do for a living.

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Old Jul 03, 2010, 12:49 PM
Let slip the dogs of war!
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Dale Snodgrass, USN retired. Highest hour F-14 pilot ever and IMHO one of the best overall pilots I have ever met or seen.
And he'll make sure you know it.

You could easily take all those fighter pilot jokes you've ever heard remove "fighter pilot" and insert "Snort".

Q: How do you know a fighter pilot is at a party? A: He'll tell you.
Q: How does a fighter pilot change a light bulb? A: He holds it up to the socket and lets the world revolve around him.
Q: What's the difference between God and a fighter pilot? A: God doesn't think he's a fighter pilot.
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 12:55 PM
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Here's Snorts latest endeavor http://www.vandy1.com/index.html - pretty cool thing they did with the Wounded Warrior Project.

I also know and worked with the Chief Pilot "Jethro" Scott Kelly. He is a great pilot and person.

I worked FOR Snodgrass.
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 12:56 PM
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I also have one of those jobs I really can't talk about
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 02:31 PM
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I can talk about mine but it does involve a lot of stuff you can't talk about. Boring for the most part but sometimes I get to see some kewl stuff
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 03:06 PM
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 03:10 PM
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 03:16 PM
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Cooo... Buzz_Man, nice mansion - you must be VERY rich!
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 03:16 PM
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I guess you could call me a "househusband" for the past three years.

Before this, I was an HVAC technician at a private college . The thing was, I was the only HVAC tech, and consequently, was severely overloaded with work and responsibilities. I tried my best, but after many years of daily stress and 2:00 in-the-morning callouts, my body said "screw you", and I got to experience what a nasty heart attack is like.
After recovery, against the recommendations of doctors and family, I tried to go back, but came to the realization very quickly that I could no longer handle the job, so after 5 weeks back, and having been given no quarter by management, I quit.

That was one of the toughest decisions I've ever had to make, because all my life, I've been the guy who gets it done. Seemed like everyone else in the family was happy about it, though.

Now, my days are filled with taking care of my wife and our home, as well as doing the occasional on-the-side construction project for friends and family. Things seem to be working out ok this way, and my wife is really quite happy with the arrangement, as she has a good paying job that she likes, and which supports us comfortably, and she can come home and kick her feet up if she wants, and wait for dinner to be served.

Me, I'm still getting used to the idea that the man doesn't have to be the breadwinner, but it's growing on me.
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 03:23 PM
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I guess you could call me a "househusband" for the past three years.

Before this, I was an HVAC technician at a private college . The thing was, I was the only HVAC tech, and consequently, was severely overloaded with work and responsibilities. I tried my best, but after many years of daily stress and 2:00 in-the-morning callouts, my body said "screw you", and I got to experience what a nasty heart attack is like.
After recovery, against the recommendations of doctors and family, I tried to go back, but came to the realization very quickly that I could no longer handle the job, so after 5 weeks back, and having been given no quarter by management, I quit.

That was one of the toughest decisions I've ever had to make, because all my life, I've been the guy who gets it done. Seemed like everyone else in the family was happy about it, though.

Now, my days are filled with taking care of my wife and our home, as well as doing the occasional on-the-side construction project for friends and family. Things seem to be working out ok this way, and my wife is really quite happy with the arrangement, as she has a good paying job that she likes, and which supports us comfortably, and she can come home and kick her feet up if she wants, and wait for dinner to be served.

Me, I'm still getting used to the idea that the man doesn't have to be the breadwinner, but it's growing on me.
Good man, Curly56!

There's more to Life than hassle and heart attacks!
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