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Fraser MacPhee
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:04 am 
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Down and safe back in SLC - whew!! - if you look closely at that four ship photo, you'll note that no one's wings are level - I felt I was getting knocked around like a cork in a hot tub. I felt I did rather well flying #2 in our Saturday flight, but was significantly humbled in the Sunday morning sortie. As Tony says, on Sunday I was so focused on maintaining station and collision avoidance, that my brain became sufficiently taxed and the rest of the flight was a mishmash of undisciplined maneuvers on my part. In short I became a little spooked and played it safe as I had some outside room as #4. This resulted in my rejoins as being either "low" acute or low sucked, focusing less on the correct line and more on not hitting the three airplanes in front - a noble goal to be sure, but you have to do both. As I thought this through on the way home yesterday, I realized I probably should have recognized my condition at the time and called knock it off and asked to be cleared off to a orbit at a safe altitude to clear my head and refocus. Lesson learned.
Howard Ginn described it best - Like drinking from a fire hose.
Having said all that, a great time and I learned a ton, further energizing me to improve my flying (or lack thereof) skills and staying safe. Tony and Starr were fantastic hosts with fun kids and I was very glad I went.
Many thanks to Cubes and Ginsu for the professorial guidance, and it was great meeting new friends and seeing old ones.
Cheers,

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James Grahn
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Well, the guys did great. It is a demanding, perishable skill. Lots of good learning with the egos left at the door. Tony's place is simply awesome. I'm jealous. Time to start really planning for Osh. I have an idea of what I'd like to do, but if anyone has suggestions, sing out.
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dan
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Come on Cubes, lets have your Idea...........Dan


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Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:17 pm 
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A retired AF pilot at OSH for 6 days with 5 other knucklehead pilots in a great crash pad...any ideas ? ??? Bada Bing , Bada Boom !

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James Grahn
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:14 pm 
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Other than spending too much money on airplane stuff and drinking too much....I was referring to the flyby. I have no idea how much time we have. My plan was 2 by 2 formation take offs, rejoin, one pass in fingertip, split #4 off, make a three ship Vic pass as slow as practical as #4 zips by at redline. Then do it again in close trail, rejoin and pitchout and land. And better ideas?
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Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:25 pm 
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I like it . Need training . The only T-18 form flight under my seat belt has been a 20 minute 2 ship and 2 minute brief with Bob Highley from Cooper's BBQ back to Gillespie...BOOM !

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Lou
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:41 pm 
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UM,... Where is Coopers BBQ???

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Rich Brazell
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KAQO . Llano , Texas . NE of T82 . It was a lunch stop for the Spring Fly In last year . Search Coopers BBQ . Your kind of place Lou ! 8) White bread and ribs ! ;)

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majurpain
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:50 pm 
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SLC formation thread posted for 3-5 May. Please... All SLC related stuff there, thanks!


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Rich Brazell
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Dash 2 (NX115RX) will be arriving on Friday around 1200 hours...WX permitting . Departing Sunday A.M. ? Any room that is available I will take . I once shared an Airline Crash pad that had a Captain sleeping in a closet (no it was not a SW pilot ?) , so any soft surface is good . ;) If Fraser or Homey is full up then the Motel 6 is good as is the Women's Prison ! :o Just let me know so I can book it . C:-)

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Rich Brazell
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Disregard this post I went to the correct location . BAD BOOM !

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