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UCFKnight1039

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About UCFKnight1039

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  1. UCFKnight1039

    Page Fly-In 2019 - check out this place...Bar 10 Ranch

    Mike- immprobably showing my ignorance, but how do you get the unleaded fuel across the streeet to you Aircraft? thanks,Gary
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    New CT In The Skies Over CT (as in Connecticut)

    At 28 degrees I would have died. I’m quite certain my native Florida blood would not be able to handle it 🌴 No flying for me today. Work...bummer. Gary
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    New CT In The Skies Over CT (as in Connecticut)

    Andrew- thanks for the Windy app info. i think we are in the same boat. Learning from mistakes in an attempt to not duplicate them. My understanding is that the overwhelming majority of aviation fatalities result from a series of mistakes or poor judgement calls. I focus on learning from each mistake so as to eliminate them from future flights. i have made a series of them myself. Seems like a different one each flight. Good news is not the same one twice (since being on my own). Bad news is there are lots of them I can yet make. I had a go around on Sunday at a shorter runway airport I was visiting. While the approach was not textbook, I don’t really consider the go around a mistake, but rather a good judgement call (the benefit of learning from a prior mistake). Sure I would have liked to have stuck it the first time, but I’d rather look bad then regret than commit to the bad approach and regret it. The prior day I tried to land on an approach that was too high. Carried too much speed and ended up ballooning. Got a little squirrelly. Ended OK, but wish I had gone around. BTW, that was at a pancake breakfast fly in. So there were plenty of spectators. On another day, I forgot to retract flaps (15) after take off and didn’t realize it until I leveled. Realized it when I wasn’t picking up speed. Duh! Anyway, lots of mistakes. I just keep learning while doing my best to stay alive. Gave up on vanity a while back, so the sideways looks don’t really bother me too much. I believe us newbies sharing our mistakes is beneficial to each other. Let’s keep it going until we have less to write about. Gary
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    New CT In The Skies Over CT (as in Connecticut)

    AGLyme- was just reading your post from a while back regarding your thoughts on your new CT. I recently purchased a CTLS and went through transition with John Hurst in Lake Placid FL. I have to say, I couldn’t agree with you more. After about 10 hours and a ton of ugly landings, I think I have finally had that AH-HA moment and it happened the first time flying the plane alone. John, was amazingly patient with me and did an excellent job. However, it took me being alone and focusing on approach airspeed to get a pretty Lansing. Just so happens, it was at about 10 hours 😄. Coming from multi year lay-off and prior Cessnas and pipers, my assessments (while by no means qualified) are very similar to yours. I have enjoyed this post. And love my CTLS. Gary
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    New to Forum. New to CT Land

    Glenn- thanks for the response. I’m at MLB. We will have to meet up sometime after I get the CT. I flew with John a few days last week, and was hoping to knock out my BFR and fly the CT home to MLB. As luck would have it, the XPNDR failed out of nowhere and I decided to leave the plane w John and postpone delivery until it was fixed and re-certified. As schedules look, it may be after Christmas before ours ultimately line up. Waiting patiently (but not really) Gary
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    Passenger Foot Rest

    Hello Al- was looking for the cost. I may be interested in one as well. Thanks, Gary
  7. I think this is my favorite thing read on this forum to date. Sounds like your CFI was a very wise individual.
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    New to Forum. New to CT Land

    Thanks, Gary
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    New to Forum. New to CT Land

    Now that's what I'm talking about! Spruce Creek will be first on the list and I will reach out when headed up. Thanks, Gary
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    New to Forum. New to CT Land

    Saw that. Assumed it was intended to say 2019. ?
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    New to Forum. New to CT Land

    That I will do! Thanks, Gary
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    New to Forum. New to CT Land

    Thank you gentlemen. I do like to travel. In 2014, for a year or so I would make semi-regular trips from MLB to RHP in a C-172D. Found that flight planning for a 5-6 hour weather window in that area was a challenge. With today's cockpit weather, I suspect that will be easier. Look forward to meeting some of you over the next few years. I'll keep an eye out for fly-ins and who is attending Seabring, sun-n-fun, etc... Thanks, Gary
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    New to Forum. New to CT Land

    Hello- My name is Gary Cunningham. I have placed a deposit with John Hurst on a 2010 CTLS. I hope to take delivery mid Dec. Just wanted to introduce myself and hope to find out if there are any active Florida based CT Fliers around. I am in Melbourne, FL. Also, would love to hear some recommendations for day/weekend trips with the wife. Thanks and kind regards, Gary
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