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  #171  
Old 01-18-2014, 04:25 PM
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"Every once in a while the tailwinds on the return trip are as strong as the headwinds on the way out."

Even when they are a perfect match it still takes longer to make the trip!!!
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:29 PM
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"Every once in a while the tailwinds on the return trip are as strong as the headwinds on the way out."

Even when they are a perfect match it still takes longer to make the trip!!!
Yes, but otherwise you can't get in "the club"!
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:34 PM
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I understand!!
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:30 PM
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Coming home from Lake Havasu a few weeks ago. That's Nitty in front and Webble behind me. ADS-B is sweet! And for those with inquiring minds, it was on a weekend and the MOA was cold.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:19 AM
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Allow me to play the "anti-Van"

Couple of winters ago, flying from BWI to PHX, insane winds, MEL limit restriction at .65 Mach due to leading edge flap transit light, our groundspeed for a time dropped BELOW 200 kts ...

In a Boeing 737!

Ended up diverting into ABQ for more fuel. Leg paid well though!

Along the way we heard radio chatter from a Citation theorizing that there were cars passing him on the freeway below and an eastbound TBM who wanted an altitude block while trying to top 500kts.
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Old 03-14-2014, 02:16 PM
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Thanks for the laugh - just picturing all the misery on the radio...meanwhile, the guy in the TBM having a GREAT time.

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Along the way we heard radio chatter from a Citation theorizing that there were cars passing him on the freeway below and an eastbound TBM who wanted an altitude block while trying to top 500kts.
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:15 PM
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I don't have a pic, but my slowest flight was -3kts. I was "hovering" at crown point on the Columbia river gorge, headed east, of course, and saw 3 kts@270?. crown point sticks out into the gorge winds, and a sort of Bernoulli effect will significantly raise the winds speeds there. very strange feeling to be flying and see the horizon go away from you.
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:39 PM
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I don't have a pic, but my slowest flight was -3kts. I was "hovering" at crown point on the Columbia river gorge, headed east, of course, and saw 3 kts@270?. crown point sticks out into the gorge winds, and a sort of Bernoulli effect will significantly raise the winds speeds there. very strange feeling to be flying and see the horizon go away from you.
That's cool. Did a GPS indicate minus sign? My slowest so far is 7 kts but I am working it down every year
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:42 PM
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no, it indicated westerly direction.

I have experienced 80+mph headwinds over the medicine bow mtns near Laramie. I ended up flying around them rather than over because the wind just kept increasing as I got closer to the summit. they are just mild ridges, not rugged mtns per se. it's funny how when you see 80mph ground speed in your RV it's no good, but in the t-craft I learned on, that was great.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:29 PM
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I also hit that 200 knot number last weekend in my RV-9A. But I was more impressed with the low speed when I turned 180 degrees and slowed it down to 13 knots. I think I could have hit Vlad's low if I squeaked it a little slower. It was interesting that it would have taken me 44 minutes to go the last 10 miles to the airport. What was weird is that this was at 3000 feet in smooth air and it was almost calm at the surface.

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