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TheGrinch
12-17-2003, 06:00
Wilber and Orville. Kill Devil's Hill. 17 December, 1903. 1035 EST.

12 Seconds and 120 feet. I wonder if they knew what they had wrought. What an amazing beginning....

Be Safe,

Grinch

Bullman
12-17-2003, 06:51
That flight really can't be measured in feet, because look how far it has brought us in 100 years. I sometimes wonder what they would think about what flys around in the skys these days.

BillCola
12-17-2003, 07:16
Thanks!! Time flies when you're having fun!!!

:cool:

Medpilot 2
12-17-2003, 07:24
So who's going flying today? :)

Superfueler
12-17-2003, 08:45
I was down in Kitty Hawk this past weekend. Well worth the trip.

If we have gone this far in the first 100 years, where will we be in another 100 years?

I was going to try to take my checkride today, but it is raining here, so it didn't work out.

sopdan
12-17-2003, 11:15
Originally posted by Medpilot 2
So who's going flying today? :)

I would, but...

KBTL 171730Z 171818 30012G18KT 3SM -SN BKN015 OVC025
TEMPO 1821 1SM -SN OVC012
FM2100 32015KT 3SM -SN OVC020
TEMPO 2123 2SM -SN OVC015
FM2300 32014KT P6SM -SN BKN025 OVC040
TEMPO 2301 3SM -SN OVC015
FM0100 29012KT P6SM SCT025 BKN040
TEMPO 0103 4SM -SHSN BKN025 OVC040
FM0300 30012KT P6SM BKN035
TEMPO 0306 -SHSN BKN025
FM0600 30006KT P6SM BKN035
FM1300 30010KT P6SM BKN035



...not really the best day for a PP w/ 70 hours to go practice steep spirals. :)

Wulfenite
12-17-2003, 11:19
Originally posted by Superfueler
If we have gone this far in the first 100 years, where will we be in another 100 years?

Right about where we are now if the FAA has anything to say about it. Serriously, look at "new"/"current" GA production; I'd bet that this year you'll see more airframes being produced based on designs older than 40 years than on designs younger than 10 years.

pangris
12-17-2003, 12:01
Originally posted by Bullman
That flight really can't be measured in feet, because look how far it has brought us in 100 years. I sometimes wonder what they would think about what flys around in the skys these days.

The Tigers are coming, Bullman... the Tigers are coming...

Totally off topic National Championship reference. Please continue with how easy it is to bomb stuff these days and get places quick as a result of a couple bicycle dweebs ;).

ateamer
12-17-2003, 20:09
I got in 1.1 today in a Tomahawk. Went from WVI to OAR, but there was a big truck on the runway, so I just flew along the coast, back to WVI and greased one on nice and smooth. It was about 60F or so, beautiful day. There were a few more people than usual flying - two or three Lancairs, a pair of Van's RVs in formation, a Twin Beech and a Shinn (Varga?) in addition to the usual.

BillCola
12-17-2003, 20:39
I finally got my plane back today after 2 weeks of downtime for annual, so I cruised around 10,000 feet over my airport to see if any wrenches were going to fall out of it. Then I rode shotgun in someone else's plane while they practiced a couple of ILS's.

I was surprised at the level of activity at the airport today! Lots of hangars open, people were out flying everything... The EAA was holding a Wright Brothers distance contest, the restaurant was packed, piston and turbine warbirds were making high-speed low passes all day, a flight of 7 ultralights was looming about. It was like the 4th of July or something; really neat!
:cool:

CDM
12-17-2003, 21:29
I did 2.2 in the trusty Tomahawk in preperation for my first x-country solo tomorrow.

I talked to some glider pilots who were out today, even though the weather wasn't great for them (not many decent thermals). Everyone wanted to go up and at least get some time today.