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by skipperdan
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Air Training Corps (UK)
Replies: 81
Views: 34929

Re: Air Training Corps (UK)

Great video.

I felt that I was sitting next to you in the aircraft.

KEEP THE BLUE SIDE UP!
by skipperdan
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Real Aviation
Topic: My own private flyby
Replies: 28
Views: 10446

Re: My own private flyby

Great Shots!

How well do you sleep at night?
by skipperdan
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Real Aviation
Topic: Compas Heading
Replies: 0
Views: 2098

Compas Heading

If you want to exercise your brain and do some homework before a flight, here is an excellent video:

http://www.aopa.org/aopalive/?watch=lnZ ... ory=Safety
by skipperdan
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Real Aviation
Topic: Takeoffs and Landings
Replies: 0
Views: 1899

Takeoffs and Landings

Here is a great video for you to review:

http://www.aopa.org/aopalive/?watch=R5N ... ory=Safety
by skipperdan
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Real Aviation
Topic: Teaching Aerobatics
Replies: 0
Views: 1349

Teaching Aerobatics

I prefer to fly straight and level. However, some of you desktop pilots like to get fancy. Check out this video.

http://www.aopa.org/aopalive/?watch=43N ... ory=Safety
by skipperdan
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Real Aviation
Topic: Learn to Fly
Replies: 0
Views: 1300

Learn to Fly

Check out this video if you are serious about studying for a Pilot Licence.

http://www.aopa.org/aopalive/?watch=lka ... ory=Safety
by skipperdan
Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Real Aviation
Topic: Intersect a VOR Radial
Replies: 0
Views: 1353

Intersect a VOR Radial

Here is a nice video which may help you to learn how to intersect a VOR Radial.

http://www.aopa.org/aopalive/?watch=loa ... ory=Safety
by skipperdan
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Civil Air Patrol
Replies: 7
Views: 4445

Re: Civil Air Patrol

Per your request, here is a good picture of me with Michelle. She is the pilot for the helicopter that reports traffic several times per day in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Michelle made a great presentation and answered many of the technical questions that were posed by our senior members. I was ...
by skipperdan
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Civil Air Patrol
Replies: 7
Views: 4445

Re: Civil Air Patrol

I will make arrangements to meet with her before the crowd arrives so that someone can take pictures of me with Michelle. I need a new screen saver. Here is my recent response from Michelle: Hi Dan, I am considering the idea of bringing the helicopter on its dolly over to your location, so that CAP ...
by skipperdan
Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator X - FSX
Topic: NewFSX / 2004 Approach Tool Add On' !
Replies: 1
Views: 844

Re: NewFSX / 2004 Approach Tool Add On' !

I read the vendor's website and was very impressed with this software. I promptly downloaded this software for several reasons. Price is very cheap. When I first started using Microsoft Flight Simulator, I would fly for several minutes and then crash during my landings. I also encountered problems w...
by skipperdan
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Civil Air Patrol
Replies: 7
Views: 4445

Re: Civil Air Patrol

About a year ago while performing a “Walk-About” around our airport, I met Michelle and asked her if she would be interested in speaking to our squadron. She flies the helicopter located at Albert Whitted Airport and reports the traffic conditions. She agreed to speak to our Civil Air Patrol Squadro...
by skipperdan
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Be still my beating heart!
Replies: 5
Views: 1660

Re: Be still my beating heart!

Hey there good buddy: It is great to know that you were able to crawl out from under a car to see a great aircraft. I'm just disappointed that this aircraft was not flying overhead when I sent a few hours visiting with you a few years back! However, I will never forget departing your residence and m...
by skipperdan
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Microsoft Flight
Topic: Your Take on MS Flight
Replies: 16
Views: 6912

Re: Your Take on MS Flight

RD: I did come on a too strong. Therefore, I edited my response. Please excuse me if I was rude. That was not my intention. However, you have to appreciate my personal feelings. For many years, I have tried to encourage Surclaro people to get off of their computer chair and become more involved in a...
by skipperdan
Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Microsoft Flight
Topic: Your Take on MS Flight
Replies: 16
Views: 6912

Re: Your Take on MS Flight

If it is not a Simulator but just another Game, I see no need for me to download it. However, if it manages to get some of the gamers interested in aviation enough to purchase Microsoft Flight Simulator and spend some time at their local airport, I am all for it. PS: In the past month I was able to ...
by skipperdan
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Air Training Corps (UK)
Replies: 81
Views: 34929

Re: Air Training Corps (UK)

I am always excited to read posts from anybody who shows initiative to get off of their computer chair and sits in an aviation seat!
by skipperdan
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: South Pole
Replies: 2
Views: 1417

Re: South Pole

Here is a question that I heard on the television show ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER

What is the Latitude of the South Pole?

Hint: The Equator is zero.
by skipperdan
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator X - FSX
Topic: Un-Believable - Santas Sleigh - Christmas - Deer
Replies: 1
Views: 934

Re: Un-Believable - Santas Sleigh - Christmas - Deer

Have no fear! Santa arrived at the Albert Whitted Airport via modern technology to greet about 100 kids/parents following a spaghetti luncheon fund raiser for the Albert Whitted Airport Preservation Society. I was busy collecting money (for the 6th consecutive year) because I love seeing Santa. Here...
by skipperdan
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: PIREPS--Pilot Reports
Replies: 0
Views: 2911

PIREPS--Pilot Reports

We had a great discussion last night at our Civil Air Patrol meeting concerning bad weather. I very good friend who is a Commercial Pilot, sat behind me during the discussion. Here is the response that I received from him concernng my question about Flight Watch (122.0) and PIREPS. PIREPS are submit...
by skipperdan
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator X - FSX
Topic: Shutting down engines on the Learjet
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Shutting down engines on the Learjet

It is always a pleasure to see a post from someone who wants to perform a task via the COCKPIT INSTRUMENTS instead of using Keyboard-Shortcuts. In most GA aircraft that I have flown in, a standard procedure to shutdown the engine requires moving the Mixture setting to full Lean. To answer your quest...
by skipperdan
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator X - FSX
Topic: How do I use Appr hold and BC?
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: How do I use Appr hold and BC?

This link is fantastic and should answer all your questions.

http://www.navfltsm.addr.com/index.htm
by skipperdan
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Eastern Carolinas
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Re: Eastern Carolinas

I am always happy to hear about someone who has decided to get off their their desk chair to take flight lessons.

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR LESSONS.

I strongly suggest that you purchase an ANR headset. Since I want to protect my hearing, I will not fly without ANR.
by skipperdan
Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Heads up WARNING to Everybody READ !!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1419

Re: Heads up WARNING to Everybody READ !!!!!!

This is a very sad story that has everybody's attention in the aviation world. Without knowing all of the facts, here are a few of my comments: The pilot should never have allowed her to exit the aircraft while the engine was still running. This is a definite NO NO. If the pilot restarted the aircra...
by skipperdan
Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Civil Air Patrol
Replies: 7
Views: 4445

Re: Civil Air Patrol

This article appeared in the weekly AOPA Bulletin Honors sought for earliest CAP members Civilian pilots defended U.S. shores By Dan Namowitz As observances began for the Civil Air Patrol's seventieth anniversary, a bid to honor its earliest members who flew as civilian defenders of the nation's coa...
by skipperdan
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Flight Simulators
Topic: Looking for WW1 sim, not Rise of Flight
Replies: 2
Views: 3397

Re: Looking for WW1 sim, not Rise of Flight

I respect your wisdom in not spending your hard earned money just to play a game. Over the years, I have read many posts from gamers who are more interested in posting their hardware specifications than they are to learn how to fly an aircraft.
by skipperdan
Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Navigation Techniques
Replies: 1
Views: 2570

Navigation Techniques

http://www.simstop.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=168&osCsid=kp4tqlaf8jmkenb78evtcmnod1 I strongly encourage all of you to spend some time watching these free videos. They provide you with an excellent opportunity to learn about IFR, VFR, and Radio Navigation. Each of these videos is FREE I ...
by skipperdan
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Microsoft Flight
Topic: New Software from Microsoft--Microsoft Flight
Replies: 11
Views: 3190

Re: New Software from Microsoft--Microsoft Flight

JetRanger: I am very happy to hear about someone who has gotten away from behind their computer desk and joystick to fly remote control aircraft. Instead of complaining about what Microsoft is planning with their new software, you should be redirecting your efforts towards visiting the local flight ...
by skipperdan
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Civil Air Patrol
Replies: 7
Views: 4445

Civil Air Patrol

I again encourage you Desk-Top-Pilots to visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron. Here are two recent pictures of me from a training mission last weekend. My first trainee retired from the Air Force after 24 years as a Colonel. He is currently a pilot for Southwest Airlines. I am in the front rig...
by skipperdan
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: freeware B-25 Mitchell
Replies: 11
Views: 4534

Re: freeware B-25 Mitchell

Thanks Mel: That is a great picture. I frequently practice with the Abacus "Civil Air Patrol Search and Rescue" software that includes several CAP aircraft. Note: I will volunteer at Albert Whitted Airport on Saturday for our local Young Eagles event. We usually get over 100 kids who show up for a F...
by skipperdan
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Density Altitude Quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 4739

Re: Density Altitude Quiz

The only way for this forum to survive is for you'all to "make it work". I see that there have been 80 views of this subject. However, only one person admitted to taking the quiz. As stated in my previous post, I don't need to know your score. Instead, I just want to know if anybody else elected to ...
by skipperdan
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Density Altitude Quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 4739

Re: Density Altitude Quiz

Come on guys and gals. Please let me know that someone else had the initiative to take the quiz.

I am not interested in knowing your score. Instead, I just need to know that I am not spinning my wheels in vain trying to modivate some of you to expand your knowledge of aviation.