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Mike great report.
Is your middle name Larry ? :-)
On 16/11/2021 20:36, Mike Dwyer wrote:
640 empty, 12 gal fuel = 72 lbs, 20 lb ballast, me
= 174, so 906lb roughly.
On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 3:19
PM Jay Scheevel <jay@...
Nice report, Mike. Just curious, what
do you estimate your GW is on this flight today?
Beautiful day to day altho it
started out at 60F which is 10 degrees below 0 for a
So I had done some carb work,
changed the oil, and new spark plugs and wanted to
test em out. Pre-heated the engine to 70F. It
starts much easier when pre-heated. Got to RWY 36
just in front of a 737 so called ready and beat him
in the air. Don't want to see what the turbulence
is like behind that thing. Had to level off a bit
to keep under the 1200' Class B ring and I see my
speed went a bit high (194 mph) before I cleared the
Flew for about an
hour, talking on the ham radio. I
slow down to minimum speed to save
fuel and just loitered at 5500' about
150 mph. It was 15% humidity up
there! Wow. Then I headed back
home. The airport was pretty quiet so
I just left my speed up (167 MPH on
Final). I expected the tower to say
something but they are used to C130's,
737's and biz jets so they didn't seem
to care. Squeaker landing and
uneventful taxi back.
30 years back the
speed limit was 180 mph at a
controlled airport. I buzzed through
at 190+, then landed at KSPG and told
the hangar bunch that I had just
busted the speed limit over KPIE.
That started a huge argument and
forced the old timers to look up the
regs. I think it's 200 knots now. I
think they raised it to upset me.