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    Freedom Flyboys! (...and girls)

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    If you have "too much time" you can hunt up the sectional chart on the FAA website. Here - Kustomizer probably wants the Great Falls chart (it's a BIG .pdf)
    https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flig..._products/vfr/

    OK Bryan, so what? On this chart you will find MOA - military operation areas - mapped out. Large swaths of the US are covered by these areas - and they're practice areas with various special rules for how the military and GA interact in them.

    I would guess you are under or near such an area.

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    I was told they come from over around Spokane, something special, they have no markings, just flat black

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizer View Post
    I was told they come from over around Spokane, something special, they have no markings, just flat black
    Commercial contracts we have a duty to deliver on.

    My war, McDonnell-Douglas was the world's largest distributor of loose MiG aircraft parts for recycling, for example.

    Israel's air component then won the next big contract as used MiG parts distributor.

    Scrap Aluminum has to come from SOMEWHERE, even if it has to be made to fall out of the sky.

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    Unrelated (mostly) comment for Thermite’s amusement. First time I went thru Luckla’s airport in Nepal in the early 1990’s there was aircraft bits strewn somewhat below and to side of glidepath in what people called the ‘one shot’ approach. A few years later all the locals had thick probably aircraft grade cast aluminum fry pans and no aircraft bits to be seen in valley...

    Airplanes trying to land with the weather condition called cumulogranite isn’t good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky7 View Post
    Unrelated (mostly) comment for Thermite’s amusement. First time I went thru Luckla’s airport in Nepal in the early 1990’s there was aircraft bits strewn somewhat below and to side of glidepath in what people called the ‘one shot’ approach. A few years later all the locals had thick probably aircraft grade cast aluminum fry pans and no aircraft bits to be seen in valley...

    Airplanes trying to land with the weather condition called cumulogranite isn’t good.

    L7
    Kai Tak was still active when first I went out to Hong Kong. Kinda weird the heavy stench of a billion gallons of overheated Wok Hei oil hits the cabin and seeing high rises either side ABOVE the aircraft as it comes down the bump-road!

    I was fifteen-years out of "current" when a bud got clearance to make the low-altitude run up Hong Kong harbor, He had me right-seat fly the Cesspool so he could run vid camera.

    "What did you just do?"

    "Set both of the altimeters you had neglected at take-off to what the tower has been hinting at with one altimeter reading after another, after another, since you had us off assigned altitude! Now corrected."

    ASEL and ASELS are wasted on the young whilst they are still overly focused on flying their own *meat* version!

    Wudda thot left-seat time in the Antonov "Colt" on rental line wudda wised-him up, but talk about a "forgiving" aircraft? A Norduyn-Norseman it was not! The instructor pilot for that big-ass Ukrainian biplane was a mere slip of a former PLA Air arm gal cuddna weighed over 90 lbs, sweaty-wet and clinging to the "active"!



    As to 'one shot?".. Check ride, new FBO, same aircraft. New base field.

    Downwind, PA-28-150 tapered wing. Slip of a 20-something gal CFII says 'you are too far out and out of options. If the engine quit you could never make the field!"

    "..Warrior 81612, simulated engine out emergency". And I chopped it.

    She goes white scared when I don't even turn for the field, just continue the full, normal pattern!

    I burn-off the excess with a wicked cross-controlled forward slip on short as would drop a Cesspool right TF out of the sky... take a long landing just to prove it still had reserve.

    She comes out of shock.

    "Kid? I have more left seat in this very aircraft by over a hundred hours than you have in anything at all with a low wing!"

    "What was my downwind speed for this airport when you panicked?". "70 knots" she sez.

    "Lady? textbook is just paper. You HAD a full-panel right in front of you displaying 100 knots!

    "Sitting under IAD's wedding-cake as Leesburg does, we have a lower pattern altitude than usual. I knew that. You should have!"

    So how did she get a CFII ticket? Well . .come to find out .. bearing a sweet, cute, healthy kid out of wedlock for the head flight instructor hadn't harmed her desirability one damned bit.. until he discovered she was about as wise as the average out-of-order parking meter about men and "God will provide".

    Put a few bucks in the meter for the kid's sake. Parked my vehicle some other place, concentrated on "first, fly the aircraft" instead!


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    I found my fishing pole, 1950's made of copper tube, 5' long and collapses down to 11", anyhow Jo and I have been making the 58 step journey to the river around 7:30 in the evening every couple of days and in about 15 mins we can catch a pair of 10"-12" trout, last nights haul was a rainbow and a cutthroat. There are some tree trunks that fish and game put in for a place for the fish to rest as the river moves quite fast, with about 2 feet of line out and a worm on a hook you simply dip it in the water by the downhill side of the log and poof there is a fish, sure has Jo looking at the river in a whole new way seeing those wiggly things come out. I have a small tub I put them in and she stands and points the fish in the bucket, I am hoping she will start pointing the fish in the river, we shall see.
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    After spending the building season being put off for easier jobs we found another contractor and are expecting concrete next week
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    Ah heck, this is only ONE season!

    My chum has had a cabin mostly done, but not quite - and it was started only 5 years ago!
    Kan't git the contractors to git in there and finish it. There is too much better paying and lower hanging fruit to be had, and the state of Colorado won't let you finish it yourself. The plumbers and the electricians need to sign off on the job before inspection and occupancy permit is issued.

    Talk aboot a unionized Bureaucracy!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Ah heck, this is only ONE season!

    My chum has had a cabin mostly done, but not quite - and it was started only 5 years ago!
    Kan't git the contractors to git in there and finish it. There is too much better paying and lower hanging fruit to be had, and the state of Colorado won't let you finish it yourself. The plumbers and the electricians need to sign off on the job before inspection and occupancy permit is issued.

    Talk aboot a unionized Bureaucracy!



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    We did expect it to go slow as this area is made up of fairly independant types and there is always something "in season" that needs to be hunted or fished for, though we still have 2 of the 40 ft overseas containers stacked with those green totes Ace hardware gets their goods in packed full of tooling and supplies making it a PITA to find the stuff we need sometimes. What the hell, it will get done one day I recon.
    The contractor we started with did a good job closing in the first wing and we were able to get all the big machinery indoors last fall and was going to start on the other side first thing this spring which turned into summer then fall followed by , like you said he is doing easier jobs. He lost his top two guys, ones wife died and he decided to retire and the other went on to work for cask as a handyman to avoid paying his child support.

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    We are scheduled for concrete Wednesday
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    You say Blizzard Warnings for Wednesday?


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    ... with an Earthquake predicted for Wed afternoon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizer View Post
    We are scheduled for concrete Wednesday
    I have had two big pours done at my place since I took the reins. Two of the most exciting days I've had.
    Ironic how a complete hillbilly can get so excited about city stuff, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    Only until YOU bail-out to join the perpetually-tribal whiner-weiner-wankers in their "personal" holes, "blackballing" each other and otherwise revisiting "Lord of the Flies"....

    Do, please, let the door hit you across one end or the other of your tapered-a** on-ejection?

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    Concrete work is like electrical work to this engineer/machinist: interesting as hell! There is just something fascinating about a soupy, rocky liquid getting poured out, then a few hours later it’s hard as rock, for the ages.

    YT has lots of concrete vids, really neat to see how it’s done.

    (Make sure that rebar gets up on supports, to be near center of slab.)

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    Wonder woman and I poured a lot of concrete at the old place between the 7000sf of buildings and 4 times that in the driveway, this time it is a spectator sport done by a couple of guys with a license and 40 years experience doing it.

    3 weeks ago we woke up with a cow and new calf on the lawn, I grabbed the goodie bucket of kitchen scraps and headed out the door with my slippers on, I shook the bucket and whistled charge, here come the cow at a trot. I stepped on the top step of the railroad tie steps heading down to the river ( the closest gate into a fenced pasture ) which got wet from the sprinklers mixing with the 26 degree am temp, my feet went up my ass went down, I spun in a circle as I slid down the steps and went head first into a decorative boulder at the bottom. I looked up at the cow at the top of the steps really hoping she had more sense than me which thankfully she did, she was tipping her head like a hound dog. I managed to get back on my feet pick up the goodie bucket and lead her around the stairs and into the pasture and close the hate. Wonder woman showed up about then in her housecoat and slippers, we walked over by the shop and found a broken fence rail where the cow leaned on too hard in an effort to get a wild sunflower plant. We patched the hole with a cow panel, went in the house to sit down. This is when I began to suspect I was damaged more than I first thought, we made an appointment with our Chiropractor. An exray confirmed a broken tail bone, I have several back teeth I am hoping are just sore from impact and not broken, I got a knot on top of my head half the size of my fist, hyper extended my right knee which hurts like a bastard all the time along with re injuring my right shoulder setting it back about 6 months. I have been on light duty running machines for only a few hours a day and wining like a little pansy the rest of the time while taking lots of hot showers alternating with laying on the bed on my good side with ice packs on the other. WooHoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnctoolcat View Post
    (Make sure that rebar gets up on supports, to be near center of slab.)
    This..................if the crete guys don't prop it up and just lift it as they pour, they are hacks. It will just settle back down to the bottom and will be useless.....................

    When I do rebar like that I buy those super cheap 8"x16" pavers(like $.80/each)..............they are about 1-/12"-2" thick. Break 'em up about the size of a hockey puck and slip the chunks under the intersections of the rebar..................

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    They have a bunch of little plastic tripod looking things but I am not walking too good these days and they will put them in just before the pour so I don't have to step over them for a week to get to work and back

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