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  1. Not sure if it would sway you, but Bisbee isn't too far from Tombstone (OK Corral), and then there's Tucson not far away and the Pima Air & Space Museum.
  2. Ooooh, try flying with a bubble canopy! Sorry, can't have something for nothing (I.e. You're going to add 28 pounds) but B-Kool has the ice chest based cooler. I spoke with the owner and I'm going to buy one from him as soon as my aircraft is at KFUL. I could make my own, but it sounds like he optimized components fairly well for efficiency.
  3. One thing to consider is that while the 912is weighs 22 pounds more, the 912is does fly more efficiently, and I've heard startling numbers like 3.5-4 gph burn where a carbureted 912uls would take 4.5 - 5 gallons, negating the 22 pound difference in 4 hours of flight.
  4. Sincerest condolences. RIP Bob.
  5. Doesn't mean that a Mammoth Fly-In couldn't be arranged. My CFI had always talked about teaching a mountain flying course, but was looking at a private airstrip at Lake Arrowhead. I would think a MMT get together and mountain flying course would be stellar!
  6. BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely stunning!
  7. +1. If you've got it, use it. I'm sure there's plenty of altitudes listed for use, and probably there's some reason (e.g. lawyers) for stating a minimum altitude to deploy. But those people won't be up in the air with you when (touch wood) you have an issue. And if they were, I'd bet they'd rip that red handle out of the bulkhead or panel to get it to deploy.
  8. Prayers and good vibes to Bob.
  9. Funny, all that quilted stuff looks like ballast that I'd probably remove and stow in a dark corner of the garage or hangar. Or if an option, I would be unchecking that box as soon as a first step.
  10. A picture might be helpful to see what a "slight incline" might be. But it also sounds like you're pushing while the tires are on gravel. If so, can you get some planks of plywood to ride over the "slight incline" and perhaps the combination of a smoother surface and some momentum might allow you to get the plane back into the hangar?
  11. Rest in peace, Pilot. May Heaven's wings allow you to fly to your heart's content.
  12. Dive as you approach the airport until you are around Vne? Change his transponder to 7500 just before take off? Feed him Exlax Brownies before takeoff? Find a faster plane (provided they didn't stipulate that you had to be in a CTsw or CTLS)?
  13. Congrats Scott! So... does this mean the Tecnam P2008 will be at Page later this year?
  14. Wow - agreed with CopperCity - thank you for sharing, Adam! I fly out of KFUL as well, and frequently in the Remos you mention. (There are actually two Remos aircraft at the flight school.) Usually the tower is pretty good about warning of turbulence as helicopters take off (which is frequent at KFUL since the CHP, television news helicopters and a few other helicopters are based there.) Between the helicopters and the winds from the hangars, it can be a handful taking off or landing at KFUL.
  15. Gorgeous photos! I bet those two days will be amongst your neice's fondest memories. Thanks for sharing!