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by NATCA FWA
Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Continental IO 520 Question
Replies: 2
Views: 5890

He contacted the cylinder manufacturer and they are saying that it will take about 50 hours for the cylinder to be broken in, well with avgas being almost $5 per gallon US, well we all know how expensive that break in period would be. I can see 5 to 10 hours but not 50.

Mike
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by NATCA FWA
Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Continental IO 520 Question
Replies: 2
Views: 5890

Continental IO 520 Question

Friend that that I fly with has a C210 with a Continental 520 recently replaced the number 6 cylinder with a TDI Nickel cylinder (supposed to be newest and latest in cylinders) something or other cylinder. Anyway, we have about 8 hours on the new cylinder but the head temp is running at about 406 wh...
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by NATCA FWA
Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: International Aviation
Topic: ATC Rush Hour at JFK!
Replies: 3
Views: 2334

A very good web site to listen to air traffic control is

http://www.liveatc.net/
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by NATCA FWA
Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Pilot pleads temporary blindness in Dublin near-miss
Replies: 10
Views: 4589

Looks like they need to do is install red strobes for at night, another problem with white strobes at night is that they tend to draw your attention thus some pilots will fly toward (at) them. Here in the USA many of the white strobes switch to red strobes at night.

Mike
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by NATCA FWA
Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EAA AirVenture at KOSH
Replies: 10
Views: 4041

We had an extremely safe gathering at the EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh Wisconsin and some of the best weather in years. All the pilots (excect that one mooney pilot, that stalled and bent a wing) did an awesome job making this a safe fly in and it speaks volumes for everyone that flew into Oshkosh. R...
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by NATCA FWA
Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EAA AirVenture at KOSH
Replies: 10
Views: 4041

Rick, Finding your TBM at OSH may be more like searching for a needle in a haystack, but I'll keep an eye out for you guys. If you get the chance go out the back of the Foreign Pilots hospitality tent, past the Green Wisconsin Travel Building to the NATCA booth, during my off duty time I will probab...
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by NATCA FWA
Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:22 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EAA AirVenture at KOSH
Replies: 10
Views: 4041

We get rain and IFR weather at OSH on occasion too, but luckily it never last very long. Whenever it is IFR Chicago Center works real hard to help get everyone who files an IFR flight plan out of or into Oshkosh. It would be interesting to have a temporary approach control set up at Oshkosh during t...
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by NATCA FWA
Tue May 25, 2004 10:37 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EAA AirVenture at KOSH
Replies: 10
Views: 4041

:D AirVenture 2004 is quickly approaching. If anyone is planning on visiting the US and driving up to Oshkosh drop me a line or two.

Mike
NATCA FWA
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by NATCA FWA
Tue May 25, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Pilot forced to make emergency landing
Replies: 15
Views: 7215

They will find the pinon gear (I may be calling it by the wrong name) for lowering and raising the landing gear, probably broke allowing the gear to hang partially down and preventing any attempts to either force it to raise entirely or lock down. Our local flight school had a C172RG that encountere...
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by NATCA FWA
Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:30 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: anyone for ditching?
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

When I worked up in Northern Michigan we use to hold over water safety seminars twice a year (spring and winter) here in the States for pilots flying over the Great Lakes. The local Coast Guard Air Station use to sponsor the safety meetings and at the end they would put on a demostration. In additio...
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by NATCA FWA
Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:29 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Colour blind test
Replies: 6
Views: 5460

Sideshow, I can see it now, a color blind controller giving a color blind pilot a color blind test. We had one controller that was color blind when a pilot asked how he liked his paint job on his airplane respond that it all looks grey and white to me. A color blind pilot can get an FAA license, I'm...
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by NATCA FWA
Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EAA AirVenture at KOSH
Replies: 10
Views: 4041

EAA AirVenture at KOSH

If anyone is going to make it to this years EAA Air Venture Show at OSH (Oshkosh Wisconsin) let me know so that we can get together and swap stories and tip a few if you feel inclined to do so. This will be my 5th year as one of the volunteer Air Traffic Controllers that you see running around in th...
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by NATCA FWA
Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:58 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Welcome to the New Board
Replies: 9
Views: 3644

:) I have to agree, with everyone, You did a nice job creating this web site.