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    VFR into IMC.

    More than one aviator has flown into Stratus Granitus with a rotorcraft Wayne
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    UH 72, the Colonel Visits KCUB

    After looking back at the photos on this thread, it made me think of a horrible mistake waiting for an accident and fire to happen. Back in Vietnam, the decision was made to provide Army Aviators and Crew Members with a two piece Nomex flight shirt and flight trousers as a replacement for the...
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    UH 72, the Colonel Visits KCUB

    I've yet to fly in a UH-72. The few Army Aviators I have spoken to that fly the UH-72 enjoy the aircraft. Wayne https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/defence-helicopter/pilots-applaud-the-uh-72a-lakota/ Pilots applaud the UH-72A Lakota 11th May 2009 - 15:00 GMT | by The Shephard News TeamRSS...
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    Tropical Depression/Storm Ian of Concern to Western Florida and Panhandle

    Back to Hurricane Ian. Hurricane Watch Net 40m (7.268) LSB is operating right now. All can listen from the following WebSDR: http://websdr.lumpkinschools.com/ Wayne
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    Tropical Depression/Storm Ian of Concern to Western Florida and Panhandle

    Hurricane Watch Net https://hwn.org/ Hurricane Watch Net 40m (7.268) LSB Hurricane Watch Net 20m (14.325) USB SarNET Florida Network (444.075) FM Hurricane Watch Net 40m (7.268) LSB is operating right now Wayne
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    The Trojan

    Greg, Is Wagtail still open with the idea of offering the Trojan as an Experimental Amateur Built kit for the USA market? The Trojan would be great for those individuals that are too large/heavy for the European two seat gyroplanes. Wayne
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    The Trojan

    A few more on the Buchner. Wayne
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    Aviate, Navigate, Communicate.

    Yes, that female controller's soothing tone of voice was excellent positive reinforcement in calming the young student pilot. A long time friend of mine, Phil Aune was an air traffic controller at Van Nuys Airport. The day Phil retired, he was the oldest and the longest employed controller in...
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    The Trojan

    To add with other examples. Wayne
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    Tropical Depression/Storm Ian of Concern to Western Florida and Panhandle

    WFLA Channel 8 just reported up to 12" of rain has fallen at Wauchula today. Ian is moving at 8 mph towards Cape Canaveral. Wayne
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    Tropical Depression/Storm Ian of Concern to Western Florida and Panhandle

    Earlier today I was asked if I was able to deploy to Florida (emergency management, incident command with DoD). Regretfully I had to turn the mission down. My wife is having surgery next week and I need to remain with her and monitor her recovery at home. Wayne
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    Tropical Depression/Storm Ian of Concern to Western Florida and Panhandle

    I've experienced half a dozen major earthquakes in three countries and two states (6.0 or greater). Made it through an EF-3 tornado in Nebraska. I had to evacuate from my house twice due to brush/wildfires, and seen the aftermath of two hurricanes. I have yet to experience one first hand. If I...
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    Midair applicable to gyroplanes.

    I guess the correct term is "useful idiots." Wayne
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    Tropical Depression/Storm Ian of Concern to Western Florida and Panhandle

    For those who are Amateur Radio Operators: Hurricane Watch Net 40m (7.268) LSB Hurricane Watch Net 20m (14.325) USB SarNET Florida Network (444.075) FM For those who are not Amateur Radio Operators, one can listen to HF frequencies through a WebSDR website. WebSDR is a Software-Defined Radio...
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    Tropical Depression/Storm Ian of Concern to Western Florida and Panhandle

    How are you holding up Mike? Wayne
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