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  1. midlifeflyer

    Unverified

    Right here used to be CO61, Yellow Hat/Golden Field, a private dirt strip near Gardner, CO. My User waypoint is pretty much the middle of the runway. I had friends who lived there. Interestingly, it still in some databases. Here’s the entry still in SkyVector.
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    Unverified

    That one has a reference that would allow one to look at criteria. “Objectionable” means there is some airspace-related problem (like being in the surface area of a military air station :D). It’s discussed in FAA Order 7400.2. That’s kind of what I’m looking for for “unverified.” Not so much...
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    Unverified

    I’ve always been curious about this one. There is a Sectional chart symbol for a “unverified” airport. I was into this one years ago (2006). It used to be a fly-in “resort” in the middle of nowhere (the Runaway Inn, Joes, Colorado). The runway was downright nasty, part pavement, part broken...
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    High Performance and Complex Rating

    You can fix that during the checkout :)
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    First time medical, >0.15 BAC, want basicmed

    An SI-based medical certificate (HIMS or otherwise) does not expire based on your birthday. It expires when it says it expires. Example-
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    Proper VFR Flight Following Call

    It wasn't an altitude at all. It was just the letters VFR in the domestic flight plan altitude box. Whether the system will accept it or not these days is another issue. Two somewhat interesting notes about the practice. 1. I have heard come controllers say they like it. Since most of the...
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    Leadville Co Density Altitude 11,500

    Watched it last night. Enjoyed it. But it made me homesick.
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    LNAV vs LP approaches?

    BTW, on that approach I often have the pilot pull the hood off early. The 34:1 visual segment is definitely not clear.
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    LNAV vs LP approaches?

    As @tsts4 said, that applies to all +V, including (doncha just LOVE it?)… Where you don’t see it is LOC approaches but that may just be because you are not suppose to do primary GPS in LOC even with raw data displayed elsewhere.
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    LNAV vs LP approaches?

    The AIM gets dissed and sometimes completely ignored because of that “not regulatory” nonsense. But it is really a mine of information.
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    My tailwheel training impressions..

    Nice job!
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    My tailwheel training impressions..

    the problem with “far end of the runway” is differences in runway length. It’s not particularly helpful try to look two miles away on a 12,000’ runway. Even when looking out the front works well - Tiger, Cirrus, DA40NG for example - when I work with someone with landing issues, I talk in terms...
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    Leadville Co Density Altitude 11,500

    That’s exactly the reason for using soft field technique to accelerate in ground effect. And a very common takeoff error is pulling the nose up to a “normal” sea level climb attitude. I saw that often when giving a lesson to a visiting pilot. With one I had to physically push the yoke when...
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    My tailwheel training impressions..

    Looking out the side is not only about tailwheels. There are tricycle airplanes which for many pilots, obstruct forward vision in the landing flare. Basic 172, 182 and Mooney Ovation come to mind right away. At least the tail wheel folks have the wheel landing option to compensate. Looking out...
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    Leadville Co Density Altitude 11,500

    Most of the landing differential is due to the higher TAS and associated GS at touchdown. The rollout is just based on how much is needed to slow from that, so it makes sense it’s less noticeable, more like braking a car traveling 10-20 mph faster.
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    Leadville Co Density Altitude 11,500

    Flying in those mountains are among the top three things I miss the most since moving from Colorado.
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    High Performance and Complex Rating

    In the US, they are not “ratings” requiring an examiner but section 61.31 “endorsements” requiring only a logbook entry by a CFI. No. US endorsements require an “authorized instructor,” in this case a US CFI. I guess the point can be argued, but I think the better reading of 61.41 is that it...
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    Leadville Co Density Altitude 11,500

    Some of those AWOS are mountain tops rather than valleys. And yeah, I flew a Comanche into Leadville as part of a day trip that included it and Glenwood Springs. Great fun. If you think that’s lethargic, you should try it in a 172 :D. One of the things that helps with the dancing is treating...
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    New device increases safety for general aviation pilots

    Easy to answer by reading the article.
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