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Old 11-03-2011, 09:56 PM   #41
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I'll admit to watching a little GA porn in response to this thread. The Cirrus SR22 is a sweet airplane:

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Old 11-04-2011, 03:29 AM   #42
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I see my dad Falco is is for sale, by the guy I sold it to. It is gorgeous plane, although being only two place may not be the most practical. The guy hasn't flown in much since I sold it to him, a few hundred hours in the dozen years, because of medical problems.
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I don't know which group is crazier naval aviators or submariners. However, I bet watching Top Gun that almost all guys, and probably a heck of a lot girls, thought flying a jet looks like a hell of lot of fun. No doubt looking like Tom Cruise would add to the fun factor.
On the other hand I can't imagine kid watching Das Boot, and saying gee that looks like fun career. Even if people aren't trying to kill you all the time, being locked up in a steel cylinder for 90 days without seeing the sun doesn't like nearly as much fun as doing aerobatics in a F14.
Yeah, I know, Top Gun has Cruise & Kelly McGillis. Hunt For Red October has a Baldwin brother and a cameo by Gates McFadden...

I guess the good news is that the "real" Navy makes fun of both movies for their lack of realism.
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I see my dad Falco is is for sale, by the guy I sold it to. It is gorgeous plane, although being only two place may not be the most practical. The guy hasn't flown in much since I sold it to him, a few hundred hours in the dozen years, because of medical problems.
That is a beautiful airplane. Anybody that finishes building a Falco has really accomplished something, your dad built a work of art. I'm sure if the airplane market was in better shape this seller would be asking much more for this plane.
Everyone reports that Falcos are sweet fliers, but you've got to avoid letting the airspeed get low.
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Everyone reports that Falcos are sweet fliers, but you've got to avoid letting the airspeed get low.
Also important not to run out of altitude...
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My first solo was in N5318Q. Looks like it's still flying.
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Been flying for a long time. Took my flight exam on my 16th birthday in 1961. Flew Cessna 140's, 150, 172, 182, Taylor, Luscombe, Aeronca, Piper, and a few others. Had flown skis and floats by the time I was 19, had commercial and instrument ratings when I went in the Airforce. Had the fun and scare of flying F-111's there. Flew for a while when I got out, mostly antique stuff, but haven't done any for 25 years now. Hopefully now that I am retiring in a month I can get back in the cockpit again.
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For those that never spent time in a cockpit, here is a video of a fairly high performance aircraft with two very experienced pilots heading to Aspen, missing the approach due to weather, landing in Eagle.

Note that they are pretty busy even though flying with a the autopilot knob for a good while.

A lot of chattering going on and a lot of switches being thrown during the landing roll.
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Noticed that.

Don't recall that sort of routine in helicopters, except after turbine idle, then shutdown, and the rotor blades had stopped as well.
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Speaking of my favorite flight mode, (wishful thinking nowadays)

Yes, I am drooling.

The actual flight starts at 1 min 40 sec in the clip.

Control of flight done with a handheld remote control.
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Speaking of my favorite flight mode, (wishful thinking nowadays)

Yes, I am drooling.

The actual flight starts at 1 min 40 sec in the clip.

Control of flight done with a handheld remote control.
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Well, if it happens to not work out, that baby could cut some serious grass in the inverted position....
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I'll admit to watching a little GA porn in response to this thread. The Cirrus SR22 is a sweet airplane:
Early '70s, I shot my own "video" from the right seat of our plane as one of my partners piloted the aircraft. I documented take off/landing, cornfields - and a SPIN. It is an interesting perspective as I always lost the feeling of motion of the aircraft during a spin. Instead, it appeared that the "world" was spinning in front of the nose. That is exactly what the film looks like as well. When recovering from the spin, you are suddenly "back" in the cockpit feeling 3 - 4 g's as you pull out. Miss those days once in a while.

Here is someone else's take on a spin:



I need to find that 8mm spool and get it transferred to tape.
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Hey...it works...

Go to 2:19 and then watch something that you will not believe...
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Hey...it works...

Go to 2:19 and then watch something that you will not believe...
I'm pretty sure I've seen that guy fly before at Bomber field in Monaville. He was flying an Extra at the time and doing tail stands.

Kids are getting darn good at freestyle these days. The end of this vid is one of the crazier things I've seen in a while.

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That is a beautiful airplane. Anybody that finishes building a Falco has really accomplished something, your dad built a work of art. I'm sure if the airplane market was in better shape this seller would be asking much more for this plane.
Everyone reports that Falcos are sweet fliers, but you've got to avoid letting the airspeed get low.
Thanks Sam, it is almost tempting to buy it back but it is completely impracticable for Hawaii, and even more for a low time pilot like myself.
The panel was particularly gorgeous.

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Also important not to run out of altitude...
I believe it is the combo of low airspeed and low altitude, which leads to being S out of luck. One time over the Bad Lands of South Dakota, (almost no signs of humanity as far the eye can see) the engine quit when we accidentally drained one tank. The engine was not restarting quickly, so I was real glad that we had plenty of airspeed and altitude and respectable glide ratio.
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Go to 2:19 and then watch something that you will not believe...
This so much reminds me of Jim Leroy and Bulldog.
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Early '70s, I shot my own "video" from the right seat of our plane as one of my partners piloted the aircraft. I documented take off/landing, cornfields - and a SPIN. It is an interesting perspective as I always lost the feeling of motion of the aircraft during a spin. Instead, it appeared that the "world" was spinning in front of the nose. That is exactly what the film looks like as well. When recovering from the spin, you are suddenly "back" in the cockpit feeling 3 - 4 g's as you pull out. Miss those days once in a while.

Here is someone else's take on a spin:



I need to find that 8mm spool and get it transferred to tape.
Yup, stall warning, left pedal, and before you know it your cheeks (facial) are touching your shoulders..
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Yup, stall warning, left pedal, and before you know it your cheeks (facial) are touching your shoulders..
Yeah, if it's the other set of cheeks, you definitely did something wrong!

Speaking of left pedal, I always had to talk myself into doing a right-hand spin as it meant you went "over the top" and lost sight of everything for a split second. I'm sure aerobatic pilots think nothing of such maneuvers, but the first couple of times, it requires a mental adjustment.
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