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Flooded Denton Creek vs full Lake
.2hr RV-6 hop 5/21.
iPad 'Micro' ...Larry Pardue thoughts
I am one of those guys that tends to like the Apple stuff but it
has never worked out that well for me in the cockpit. The iPad is
way too big as is the iPad Mini and the iPhone is way too small. I
have used the iPad Mini some in the cockpit, mostly on a kneeboard,
and had screen visibility problems and didn't like the fact of
always having to remember to bring it and then there is worrying
about the state of charge.
The other day I installed a mount in my RV-6 for the iPhone 6 that I
own. It showed promise. Still too small but the more vertical angle
seemed to make the screen much more visible.
AVERY TOOLS MEMORIAL DAY SALE
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to see what is on sale. The Avery family wishes all our friends and
customers a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.
Bob & Judy Avery
Skin scratches and imperfections
So I'm working on the elevators on my -10 and noticed that one of
the skins is fairly scratched up just due to man handling on my
part, placing it on surfaces it shouldn't have been.. back rivet
plate with rough edges..etc.. all the things.
Medical issue ...Smilin' Jack
In an effort to help other RV owners and in my case keep my
Corporate flying job I have decided to share the last 6 month issue
I developed an issue of a tachycardia about 180 BPM when I would eat
anything cold, Ice cream but it finally got to the point I could not
even eat anything out of the refrigerator with out my heart taking
off. The cardiologist had me wear a Holter monitor and they detected
AFIB in the last part of a a tachycardia episode. The episodes of
this happening were just days apart.
There were two options medicine to control the Tachycardia or an
In November 2014 I chose the ablation. I was now grounded until I
waited 6 months with no problems and pass th FAA Holter monitor and
It was during this time I upgraded my panel and installed the LED
Landing lights with the prospect of selling my RV.
I went through all the test A nuclear stress test, Echocardiograms
and a host of other test and could not get me in a fib but the
They tried on the operating table to give my heart to go into a fib
and could not do it even at 240 beats a minute for an hour so they
ablated the normal spots in the heart.
Three days later I was back in the emergency room with atrial
Flutter my heart rate was one 190 BPM and this time they got my
heart rate down with the caritizan mediation.
This repeated itself every 5 to 7 days over the next month I was
shocked back into rhythm or three times and was medicated back into
rhythm a few more times finally a decision was made to do another
ablation on December 4 since this was really taking a toll on me.
Now I am really concerned that I will not be flying again and have
told my close friends I guess it is over flying and offered the
plane to one of my friends who
said lets just wait and see. My Corporate flying job of 25 years is
also on the table.
The company stood with me, prayers were answered and on May 4,2015 I
was cleared by the FAA for my second class for a year.
I know others have been here before me. But you do not realize how
Life is and how we take things for granted. There are several on
this board that know the fears and prayers I went through just
hoping I would survive the two operations and the other 8 times I
was in ER in November.
There are procedures that can be done now and the FAA has guidelines
if those are successful that can get you back to flying.
I am grateful to be back to my corporate flying job! Playing my Sax
in Church and enjoying my RV with my wife who loves it as much as I
All is great now.. And yes my God still has a purpose for me!
Corporate Pilot CFI-AI
Job Opening - Avionics Technician ...Advanced Flight Systems
Vans will Be Closed on Memorial Day May 25th 2015
[ed. Those who support this site
financially are helping raise these two wonderful kids in a literal
way, so I like to give the readers the occasional 'status report'.
Here you go...and thank you for the help!!!!
Audrey's Grades at SMU
3.681 this term. She starts her junior year in the fall,
is working in the
Research Group lab all summer, and is third from left in the
pic at this
Our son played his 8th grade
final performance last night (he's opting out of band for the
9th). My parents bought the trumpet for me back in '76.
He'll pickle it for down the road....you never know!