Re: Getting High...


Allan Farr
 

Hi Jon. Hope you realize my post was "tongue in cheek". I hardly know the U.S. at all (brief visits to L.A. & N.Y.), one day I'd like to drive coast to coast. I enjoy your posts and looking at your photos.
Regards
Allan

----- Original Message -----
From: jon@...
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Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:23 AM
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Hi Allan,

You make a good point! I think most of the Earth is pretty darn spectacular. I've only seen a very small percentage of it and mostly in photos but the "ugly" spots seem to be pretty few and far between.

Jon

-----Original Message-----
From: "Allan Farr" <afarr@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:31am
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We sure do live in a beautiful country, maybe the best? Wait, you mean America don't you - oops;)
Allan
(NZ)

----- Original Message -----
From: jon@...
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Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3:20 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Getting High...

T'was another beautiful morning here so I went for a flight. I was trying to figure out where to go/what to do and decided that it was time to go vertical. So, up we went. I made it to 13,000' and still had 600 fpm rate of climb. I was quite pleased! That's the highest I've ever been in my Q2.

Numbers were:
10,000' - 95mph IAS - 700 fpm
12,500-13,000' - 95mph IAS - 600 fpm

Density Altitude at 13,000 = 15,200'

120mph IAS (at 13,000) = 152mph TAS - not full throttle, just motoring around. I don't have a manifold pressure gauge but I sure wish I did to see what my engine was thinking up this high.

Obviously the view is fantastic so I had to sit up there and enjoy it for awhile. What a beautiful land we live in - we are certainly blessed!

After landing I started wondering why I didn't keep going up?? I dunno! I was so happy about getting to 13k that I didn't even think about continuing. I guess that gives me something to do tomorrow!! I went up to 14,000' once in my Quickie so I guess I need to beat that...

Jon





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