Fri Oct 31, 2014
Well...Done...Sorta ...John Mc -12
"Well I'm legal. Thanks to everyone on this board
for your advice and comments - couldn't have done it without you.
Special shout-outs to locals Rich S and Denny M for flight time and
tech support, and to Dave (yes that Schmetterling's Aviation blog
guy) - lunch and/or beers on me if we ever meet some day - you saved
me from myself a few times!
Also Barb B at Van's deserves a lot of credit for helping keep this
thing on track over 2 years!
First flight tent Nov 4. Then test phase, wheel pants/paint/throttle
redo...does it ever end? LOL."
November Wallpaper Calendar ...Ed Hicks
From the factory
Aerobatics Training with a Former SR-71 Blackbird and F-4 Phantom Fighter Pilot
...chutes and all.
Interpreting the Skew-T ...how thick are the clouds and where are they
Bryan Douglas told me about this during a recent
visit. I've been digging into this chart for a few days, and
the more I look, the more I like it. The wind
barb/direction/depth on the right hand side reminds me of something
Edward Tufte (web)
would approve of.
Nutshell: blue line is dewpoint curve, red
line air temp. Read altitude off right scale. Where they
touch or get close is where the clouds are, and how thick.
Here's a link to KAFW Skew-T, my nearest 'big' airport that
reports. Note in the link that the last four characters make
up the airport identifier.
In one image you get:
- Air temps at all flyable altitudes
- Cloud elevations (i.e., "cloudbase")
- Wind speed
- Wind direction
- If it will be cloudy or sunny
- Types of clouds in the sky (i.e., stratus,
cumulus, cirrus, cumulonimbus, or none)
- Top of lift
- Thermal strength
I added a link in the middle of
the weather page for
the form where you
can enter the nearest big airport to you. And here's a Google
search for 'interpreting
Yoga Bridge ....free yoga for cancer survivors
A local TV station
did a piece on what my wife and a friend started a few years
back. That's Susie teaching the class in the pic below.
They interview her at the 1min 57sec mark.
My wifey teaching the class.
I've been lucky enough to give a few of these
wonderful gals rides in the plane. 'What does your husband
do?' questions before and after class kind of thing. What a
privilege it is for me to be able to put a smile on a face that
could use one. I'm Blessed.
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