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Old 12-21-2016, 02:42 AM
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That should remind you a bit of Bridgeport or Utah flying. It sounds like quite a bit of fun for sure!
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Old 12-21-2016, 05:57 PM
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Way to live life to the fullest!!!

Thank you for sharing the adventure.
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:57 AM
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Great experience Chris!

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Originally Posted by gyrodeputy View Post
Although this one is mainly for fixed wings and complex, I still tend to run it through my feeble mind prior to final approach:

GUMPS

G:Gas on the Main Tank
U: Undercarriage (Gear down and Locked)
M: Mixture, Full Rich or as required
P: Pumps on
S: Seat belts and doors secure
While we're about checklists, I've adapted one I adapted from the Gyroplane Handbook which was LIFER - I use one I call WILFER. What I like about it is it can be adapted a little depending on context and the aircraft you are flying and now even works as I get ready for my multiengine sea rating as I added the word 'wheels' under W
W - Wind, Wheels, Whereabouts
I - Instruments scan
L - Lights. (Location)
F - Fuel - pertains to full pumps, mixture and carb heat if any, amount of fuel
E - Engines - particularly again scan engine instruments, and now anything appropriate for twin engine flying
R - Radios - radio frequency settings etc, and calls to be made, transponder
Here's a pic of it sitting under my GPS on the MTO
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Old 12-29-2016, 07:47 AM
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Cool Facebook memories ....

FB Flashback .....Dec 2013 ....flying again ( any opportunity) after the OZ'rora rebuild following the 2013 mother's day pitch-pivot bolt fiasco!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b-sw9uMHY0&t=162s

yesterday afternoon I had a fun 1.5 hours playing in the wind in the yellow 912 Titanium N234TE AKA "Peeka" ... winds 340 @15 g 19 when I started( mellowed to about 13 steady by 4 pm! ) Pattern @ KEWK was busy late in the day ... lots of radio & fitting in with FW practice!

Only spot track to show!http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...p0nPI28gbrFTs8
- my wanderings around the neighborhood .... playing with approaches to our hayfield strip, hovering in the wind beside friends places ... instead of the usual circling ! Such a magic day ... super clear, got up to 60`F, thick cool air with fantastic climb & smooth cruise!
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:12 PM
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Cool Flying out the old year .....

....planning to fly in the new!

Marvellous mellow weather in Kansas this week-end..... I get in 2 more days of perfect flying conditions before next weeks big Arctic deep freeze descends upon us!

Today I tested my lightweight primaloft/gortex weather gear ( readying for the April Aussie trip) .....toasty warm for 1.2 hrs ... enjoyed my 3airport & farmLG circuit XC immensely!

Hoping tomorrow the conditions will hold as forecast and do a brunch flight to Benton (Stearman field) then go checkout the new runway @ Beaumont Hotel!

I came to the end of the page 68 in my log book today ...and will start a new page for 2017 ....... my flight stats for 2016 .... 103 hr PIC 300 landings (100 hrs in Titanium Explorers ) 4.4 hours additional instruction and my first flight review! 45 hours crosscountry flights.

had Gopro running today ... but still awaiting my Editing Mac computer to be useable again!

HAPPY NEW YEAR ROTORHEADS ....bring on 2017!!!

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Happy New Year Christine.
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:06 PM
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Talking Flying IN the new year ....

First flight 2017 ... late afternoon 1.3 hours ... 15kt S winds (AWOS) ... going S my GS was 50KT @ 70Kt AS ... coming home .scream'n along @ 93kts!

Yesterday's air was crystal clear ... today was very murky with the southerly windshift! Tomorrow heavy fog expected ... but last warm day before the deep freeze!

1Gyrogrinn'n
2Jason's wife's family's new place (near ... my nemesis airport Stearman field 1K1"... I sure as hell remember that bloody oddball frequency NOW!!! )
3 following a watercourse - tree-lined, SE track on departing KEWK
4 ElDorado lake - on a murky day!
5,6 checking out the lake marina & a bunch of boats in dry-dock for winter - drop down for closer looksee!
7 where turnpike & railway cross the N end of lake
8 snap of the iFly track of my meanderings!
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I really do enjoy sharing your trips with you!!!
Thanks for posting!!!
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