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by jc pacquin
Sun Nov 11, 2012 22:34
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vets day speech
Replies: 25
Views: 8673

Re: Vets day speech

Gee, I'm still not over little bush who stood under a huge banner proclaiming " mission accomplished" on the deck of an aircraft carrier ( which was insight of the California coast) rigged up in pilots gear, all the while proclaiming he was our big " Protector", when in fact he ducked into the guard...
by jc pacquin
Wed Nov 07, 2012 14:54
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Some pilots and an airport need our help
Replies: 12
Views: 2998

Re: Some pilots and an airport need our help

"See and avoid" did not work well for Sully Sullenberger. A Canada goose thru the windshield of an Aeronca and the pilot is a history lesson. Landing a Mooney on the eastern shore of Maryland in the 80's, I had one pass directly in front of me. Very LUCKY! This locale is loadedwith geese,always a gr...
by jc pacquin
Mon Sep 24, 2012 20:40
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Osama's death?
Replies: 31
Views: 9444

Re: Osama's death?

I have seen President Obama speak about the death of Benladen on several occasions on TV. At no time did he say HE killed anyone. He not only gave great praise to the entire group that killed Benladen, but also included the intelligence people whose work was essential to the positive outcome. I neve...
by jc pacquin
Mon Sep 17, 2012 21:07
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Osama's death?
Replies: 31
Views: 9444

Re: Osama's death?

important to remember that Valerie Plames husband was ambassador to Iraq for several years. He probably knew the middle east better than anyone in the Bush administration, certainly better than Rumsfeld or Cheney or "Condi " Rice. You will remember that Bush said he was "not into nation building". W...
by jc pacquin
Thu Sep 13, 2012 21:03
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Osama's death?
Replies: 31
Views: 9444

Re: Osama's death?

The President (and often times the VICE president, in the case of Cheney) is allowed to declassify anything he deems non essential or not a threat to the country. In the case of Valerie Plame, a CIA agent outed by Cheney (scooter libby fell on his sword for the black prince) it was a very stupid thi...
by jc pacquin
Thu Sep 13, 2012 20:45
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Osama's death?
Replies: 31
Views: 9444

Re: Osama's death?

I believe the author, when he joined the Seals, had to sign an agreement that he would not talk about missions and information that might jeprodize the U.S.A. or future missions. I signed one of these in the Air Force in order to get a Top Secret clearance. It stated that if you spoke or wrote of cl...
by jc pacquin
Mon Sep 10, 2012 21:53
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Original Stall Warning Device on Post-War lChiefs
Replies: 26
Views: 5573

Re: Original Stall Warning Device on Post-War lChiefs

Another possibility is a pnuematic horn, the type used at outdoor events or on sailboats. One could construct a holder for it and mount it on the panel or within reach. When the PIC feels he's nearing the stall speed he could toot it, several times if he liked. I am now 76. I have flown ALOT of Cham...
by jc pacquin
Mon Sep 10, 2012 21:14
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Special trips by Aeronca
Replies: 12
Views: 2738

Re: Special trips by Aeronca

A husband and wife, both CFI's, have just returned to W42 after visiting 48 states in their rebuilt 90 hp Cub. They also visited Oshkosh while they were at it. The Cub is better than new, just rebuilt a year or two ago. Sooooo- if a cub can do it why not a Champ or Chief? More to the point is....can...
by jc pacquin
Mon Sep 03, 2012 20:00
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Original Stall Warning Device on Post-War lChiefs
Replies: 26
Views: 5573

Re: Original Stall Warning Device on Post-War lChiefs

The stall warning was the instructor in the back seat saying "Your too slow! pick it up NOW!" Then taking you back up to altitude and having you slow fly it and stall it some more.
by jc pacquin
Sun Aug 26, 2012 20:54
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Turf runway compilation
Replies: 15
Views: 3757

Re: Turf runway compilation

Another NICE grass strip is at Clarence, NY, near buffalo. NICE taildraggers based here and many of the pilots very very knowledgeable. This is very near where the airliner crashed a few years ago.
by jc pacquin
Sun Aug 26, 2012 20:35
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Oil filler door
Replies: 15
Views: 3796

Re: Oil filler door

The oil filler door is to check the oil. When ever I flew my Champ, or whatever, First, I did a complete preflight, opening each side of the cowl, checking carefully. (I also made sure it had PLENTY of gas. Did this with a sherwin williams wooden paint stick. NEVER trust the gas guage!, NEVER!) Now....
by jc pacquin
Fri Aug 24, 2012 21:05
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Oil filler door
Replies: 15
Views: 3796

Re: Oil filler door

No it does not provide enough view to do a preflight. It helps ALOT when you simply want to check the oil while on a cross country, etc. Around here it would be easy for an A&P or AI to make you a new one and have it on quite quickly.JP
by jc pacquin
Mon Aug 20, 2012 20:21
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Turf runway compilation
Replies: 15
Views: 3757

Re: Turf runway compilation

I used to fly my Champ in your area. Some nice grass strips near you are: Great Valley N.Y. no gas, 3000 feetX60. Resturant reported closed. Dart Airport, Mayville, N.Y., resturant is no more. Gas MAYBE -100 octane if someone is around. South Dayton, N.Y. (Good Cheeseburgers) Gas? not sure. BrokenSt...
by jc pacquin
Mon Aug 13, 2012 21:30
Forum: Photos of our airplanes
Topic: Not an Aeronca but.............
Replies: 3
Views: 3134

Re: Not an Aeronca but.............

A friend of mine who has a BC12D T-Craft just finished building a Sonex. He has about 25 hours on it and really likes it. (He was an F 15 Mechanic in the Airforce) If you look at the Sonex website, his name is Randy Risjan. I have his cell no. if you want it. JP
by jc pacquin
Fri Aug 10, 2012 21:03
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: fuel gage
Replies: 12
Views: 3642

Re: fuel gage

I used to trust a gage in a light aircraft, Champ, Mooney, whatever. No more. Go to paint store, get free wooden paintstick. Fill tank. Magic mark where wet meets dry. Use from then on and you will never run out of gas unless you really try to. Many years ago I trusted the gage on a Mooney and it qu...