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      :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

      :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
    2. Very very cool.:thumbup:

      Very very cool.:thumbup:
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      B2 'Spirit'

      Cruising along over southern Kansas yesterday and got a traffic call from ATC:
      "You have traffic, eleven o'clock, one zero miles, northeast bound; a pair of B2s."
      Pretty darned cool. Only the 2nd...
    4. Thread: 7X fun

      by Gern_Blanston
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      Dang, Kelly Whatcha' doin' in Chattanooga?!? I'm...

      Dang, Kelly Whatcha' doin' in Chattanooga?!? I'm already home, or I might have offered you a ride.
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      Back to the east coast this week with both...

      Back to the east coast this week with both airplanes, so I got to see the 7X
      flying around without me in it. Kind of a neat takeoff shot:
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    6. Thread: 7X fun

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      Pretty fun stuff. I cannot complain, that's for...

      Pretty fun stuff. I cannot complain, that's for sure.
    7. Thread: 7X fun

      by Gern_Blanston
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      Good question. The best L/D donut is sitting at...

      Good question. The best L/D donut is sitting at 171, so I suspect that the stall is probably down around 145.
      Pretty good margins on this airplane. You can see that the high-speed limit is over...
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      I know, wacky, huh?

      I know, wacky, huh?
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      7X fun

      Be-bopping around the country at high altitudes and/or high rates of speed.
      Made it to 49,000 feet the other day, and at ISA+ 10 our Mach .82 speed gave us a true of 480 knots
      on less than 1,800...
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      I KNOW, RIGHT!!! You and my wife are AWESOME!! ...

      I KNOW, RIGHT!!! You and my wife are AWESOME!! (maybe not in that order:D)
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      Merry Christmas to me! The girls snagged a...

      Merry Christmas to me! The girls snagged a mint-condition,
      autographed (!) 1st-edition copy of Sled Driver for me for Christmas.
      I am flabbergasted. Thank you Janelle and Hannah. You are the...
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      RIP John Glenn. :(

      https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-astronaut-us-sen-john-glenn-ohio-died-203210458.html
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      The discovery flight is a great idea. These were...

      The discovery flight is a great idea. These were among my favorite flights when I was instructing full time back in the day.
      He'll get the chance to handle the plane a little and get a taste of the...
    14. Great question. ...

      Great question. :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::thumbup:
    15. This ^^^^^^^^^^

      This ^^^^^^^^^^
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      My local shop takes pity on me, since I...

      My local shop takes pity on me, since I disregarded their advice and bought a 70-year-old airplane.
      I just give 'em the big sad eyes and they say "Bring the piece of crap over here and we'll fix...
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      Big Mike just massaged and pounded and pulled and...

      Big Mike just massaged and pounded and pulled and cussed and spit and Voila'! Perfect.
      Always a good idea to be on a first-name basis with a really good mechanic. :D
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      FIXED!! ...

      FIXED!!

      https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5711/30743738901_f626764ed2_c.jpg
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      Oops. But I do take every opportunity to throw...

      Oops. But I do take every opportunity to throw rocks at Icon and their BS. :laugh:
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      Where to start... How about Gern Blanston, circa...

      Where to start...
      How about Gern Blanston, circa 2010 (in this very thread):

      This company is like Elwood Blues' "Wish Sandwich". They WISH there was actually something to it. They've spent a...
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