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Airport Operations at Commercial airports

Mike Dwyer
 

Hi All,
Do any of you own/rent hangars at USA airports that have Scheduled airlines?

If so, I'd like to know how your airport handles TSA Badge requirements.

KPIE started charging a $20 a year badge fee and makes us take a TSA test on driving airport tugs and reporting bags that are left laying around... none of which we have at the General Aviation hangars!

The badge manager and I had a discussion.  He believes that all pilots flying have some sort of training and badges that allow them to walk on the ramp.  I told him that I could fly into any airport in the country and I don't need no stinking badge!  LOL.

Thanks,
Mike Dwyer Q200

Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF


Re: FOD 22

Jay Scheevel
 

Great to hear that Green Shorts Productions Inc. will be back on the scene to produce another award winning documentary! Drop me an e-mail offline “Alan”. Would be great to catch up.

Cheers,
Jay


On Jan 6, 2022, at 1:34 AM, millenniumflier via groups.io <millenniumflier@...> wrote:


Hey Kevin,

Yippee, you came through for us, Bro!  Sounds like a great plan, i'm definitely planning on making it, been a long while now, i need to get my FOD fix!

Looking forward to seeing our old, and new gang again, this will be epic!  

Hope you and everyone all had a happy and healthy New Year, looking forward to seeing you soon,

Alan


-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...>
To: Q List <Q-List@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jan 1, 2022 11:49 am
Subject: [Q-List] FOD 22

I have been procrastinating, for no other reason than that’s what I do.

FOD 22 will be at KDEH. 15,16,17,18 Sept 22.
Where would we be without acronyms?

Details for lodging etc to come later.

Thought about going too Beatrice again. Called the AP manager, she has no place to store planes in case of storms.
She was very welcoming, but has rented out their big hanger.

We have, at DEH, enough room to get everyone inside. If we talk nice, probably for free. 11-29 Rwy 4000’.

The alternate for an unmanageable cross wind will be Scott Field, 20 miles south 4150’ 17-35.
There is a huge hanger there, that I think I can talk the Mayor into letting us use in case of bad weather, as well.

So mark your calendars. make plans, carve a notch in your stick, take a photo of this email, kiss your wife goodby, adios your friends,
pack up the babies and grab the old ladies (Neil Diamond), and shag your ass to Decorah.

This invite includes you Mike Dwyer, and all the Dragonfly folks. Sky Dog, please forward to the DF list. Thanks.

So. There you have it. If I don’t see you before then, I WILL see you then!

Happy New Year!





Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B  570 hrs
Luana, IA.









Re: New Years Flight

millenniumflier@...
 

Yup, right on target, Jon!  This “Alan” guy, to protect his true identity, has done acting with green screen, special effects, you name it.  In fact a few years ago, he was spokesperson for “Stormwater Awareness Week,” hosted by the State of California to highten public awareness of stormwater run-off.   The promo video that the State had contracted the production company to do used tons of special effects right in the hangar to simulate flight…. Check it out:

 https://mikesaeroclassics.com/stormwater-awareness-week-2019/

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the “Stormin’ Over California” video…. Gotta love what CGI  can do for movies!

Rumor has it that “Alan” was in Minneapolis in September for a film, playing a very famous character…. Stay tuned!

Alan


-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Finley <jd@...>
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jan 3, 2022 3:18 am
Subject: Re: [Q-List] New Years Flight

Exactly right Mike!!  This thing is a handful - nearly impossible to keep straight and level!! 😉

Thanks to all for the kind words!  

Jay: I have friend that's a big wig in the movie industry - let's call him "Alan" to protect his true identity. He's got me setup with all kinds of high tech wizardry and access to a bunch of CGI guys. You just can't believe anything coming out of my production room!! 😎

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: FOD 22

millenniumflier@...
 

Hey Kevin,

Yippee, you came through for us, Bro!  Sounds like a great plan, i'm definitely planning on making it, been a long while now, i need to get my FOD fix!

Looking forward to seeing our old, and new gang again, this will be epic!  

Hope you and everyone all had a happy and healthy New Year, looking forward to seeing you soon,

Alan


-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...>
To: Q List <Q-List@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jan 1, 2022 11:49 am
Subject: [Q-List] FOD 22

I have been procrastinating, for no other reason than that’s what I do.

FOD 22 will be at KDEH. 15,16,17,18 Sept 22.
Where would we be without acronyms?

Details for lodging etc to come later.

Thought about going too Beatrice again. Called the AP manager, she has no place to store planes in case of storms.
She was very welcoming, but has rented out their big hanger.

We have, at DEH, enough room to get everyone inside. If we talk nice, probably for free. 11-29 Rwy 4000’.

The alternate for an unmanageable cross wind will be Scott Field, 20 miles south 4150’ 17-35.
There is a huge hanger there, that I think I can talk the Mayor into letting us use in case of bad weather, as well.

So mark your calendars. make plans, carve a notch in your stick, take a photo of this email, kiss your wife goodby, adios your friends,
pack up the babies and grab the old ladies (Neil Diamond), and shag your ass to Decorah.

This invite includes you Mike Dwyer, and all the Dragonfly folks. Sky Dog, please forward to the DF list. Thanks.

So. There you have it. If I don’t see you before then, I WILL see you then!

Happy New Year!





Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B  570 hrs
Luana, IA.









Flight report 2022, (Mostly for the Quickie Builders group)

Mike Dwyer
 

My first flight of 2022 occurred on 1-5-2022.  On New Years day we were fogged in bad.  Today didn't look too bad.  All the local airports were VFR with light winds.  Supposed to be in the 70F's.  Looks pretty good here, let's go flying!
IMG_20220105_091841.jpg
Got to the airport and the engine was 65F.  Started up pretty well.  Taxi out and take off on RWY 36.  The plan is to go high and do some ham radio using the highest tower in Florida!  I generally get a pile up of hams wanting to talk to an airplane.

Looking out over the Gulf of Mexico it doesn't look great.

IMG_20220105_111923.jpg

Looking back to inland FL it looks even less great!  I think I'll do a 180 and head back to the airport.

IMG_20220105_112429.jpg
Over the Gulf the visibility wasn't bad and I got back below the clouds at 4000' and headed home.  Logged only 45 min flight.  I then went and pulled up the weather report again.  Due to the 4000' ceiling all the airports are VFR!  I guess I was meant to stay below the clouds today!

Mike Dwyer Q200 N3QP

Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF


Re: FOD 22

Kevin Boddicker
 

John,
The year of our Lord 2022.

Kevin


On Jan 4, 2022, at 11:37 PM, John Hoxie via groups.io <hoxdesigns@...> wrote:


Kevin, shouldn't that be FOD 32? We already have the 30 hat.

 
John Hoxie
He is no fool, who gives up what he can not keep, to gain what he can not loose -- Jim Elliot


On Saturday, January 1, 2022, 12:48:59 PM MST, Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...> wrote:


I have been procrastinating, for no other reason than that’s what I do.

FOD 22 will be at KDEH. 15,16,17,18 Sept 22.
Where would we be without acronyms?

Details for lodging etc to come later.

Thought about going too Beatrice again. Called the AP manager, she has no place to store planes in case of storms.
She was very welcoming, but has rented out their big hanger.

We have, at DEH, enough room to get everyone inside. If we talk nice, probably for free. 11-29 Rwy 4000’.

The alternate for an unmanageable cross wind will be Scott Field, 20 miles south 4150’ 17-35.
There is a huge hanger there, that I think I can talk the Mayor into letting us use in case of bad weather, as well.

So mark your calendars. make plans, carve a notch in your stick, take a photo of this email, kiss your wife goodby, adios your friends,
pack up the babies and grab the old ladies (Neil Diamond), and shag your ass to Decorah.

This invite includes you Mike Dwyer, and all the Dragonfly folks. Sky Dog, please forward to the DF list. Thanks.

So. There you have it. If I don’t see you before then, I WILL see you then!

Happy New Year!





Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B  570 hrs
Luana, IA.









Ground AoA/ tailwheel angle

Troy Zawlacki
 

Q-pilots,

I have a question about the ground angle of attack note in the Q2 appendix "plans changes.” The note calls for setting WL15 level, and measuring from the ground to the bottom of the tailwheel. It gives a recommended range of 25-28.6” for this measurement.

I am well versed in the Gall wheel alignment, and have just completed that on my plane. I am also pretty sure this note pre-dates the issues that were solved with the Gall alignment, but the Gall paper also doesn’t give an adjusted range for this tailwheel measurement.. There must still be a range right?

Plus, too much AoA on the ground would mean more drag during takeoff and longer runway required right?

Sam,

I read your blog post about changing your tailwheel angle back shallower for reduced drag (and since you have a proper alignment now). Do you have any idea what this measurement ended up being on your plane (ground to wheel)? My plane right now with the tail spring sitting in what looks right (parallel to top fuselage shell) has a measurement of 33” or 4.5” higher than the plans note.

I’m excited to hear some thoughts on this before I bond my tail spring in.

TAZ


Re: FOD 22

John Hoxie
 

Kevin, shouldn't that be FOD 32? We already have the 30 hat.

 
John Hoxie
He is no fool, who gives up what he can not keep, to gain what he can not loose -- Jim Elliot


On Saturday, January 1, 2022, 12:48:59 PM MST, Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...> wrote:


I have been procrastinating, for no other reason than that’s what I do.

FOD 22 will be at KDEH. 15,16,17,18 Sept 22.
Where would we be without acronyms?

Details for lodging etc to come later.

Thought about going too Beatrice again. Called the AP manager, she has no place to store planes in case of storms.
She was very welcoming, but has rented out their big hanger.

We have, at DEH, enough room to get everyone inside. If we talk nice, probably for free. 11-29 Rwy 4000’.

The alternate for an unmanageable cross wind will be Scott Field, 20 miles south 4150’ 17-35.
There is a huge hanger there, that I think I can talk the Mayor into letting us use in case of bad weather, as well.

So mark your calendars. make plans, carve a notch in your stick, take a photo of this email, kiss your wife goodby, adios your friends,
pack up the babies and grab the old ladies (Neil Diamond), and shag your ass to Decorah.

This invite includes you Mike Dwyer, and all the Dragonfly folks. Sky Dog, please forward to the DF list. Thanks.

So. There you have it. If I don’t see you before then, I WILL see you then!

Happy New Year!





Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B  570 hrs
Luana, IA.









Re: FOD 22

Kevin Boddicker
 

Charlie,
Yes camping is allowed. Or take first dibs on the pilot lounge. 
No shower, but ac/heat, half bath, very nice.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Kevin


On Jan 4, 2022, at 6:44 AM, One Sky Dog via groups.io <Oneskydog@...> wrote:

 Kevin,

I am also on the calendar at 1285 miles planning on having the Dragonfly finished and tested this summer.

Is camping allowed at KDEH ? Asking for a poor veteran.

Forecast 65 F today and sunny 🌞 

C’Ya!

One Sky Dog





On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 5:25 AM, Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...> wrote:

Most excellent!


On Jan 3, 2022, at 9:26 PM, Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:


I've put FOD on my calendar and plotted a flight plan.  1022 miles.  Hope the weather cooperates!
Mike Dwyer Q200

On Sat, Jan 1, 2022, 2:48 PM Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...> wrote:
I have been procrastinating, for no other reason than that’s what I do.

FOD 22 will be at KDEH. 15,16,17,18 Sept 22.
Where would we be without acronyms?

Details for lodging etc to come later.

Thought about going too Beatrice again. Called the AP manager, she has no place to store planes in case of storms.
She was very welcoming, but has rented out their big hanger.

We have, at DEH, enough room to get everyone inside. If we talk nice, probably for free. 11-29 Rwy 4000’.

The alternate for an unmanageable cross wind will be Scott Field, 20 miles south 4150’ 17-35.
There is a huge hanger there, that I think I can talk the Mayor into letting us use in case of bad weather, as well.

So mark your calendars. make plans, carve a notch in your stick, take a photo of this email, kiss your wife goodby, adios your friends,
pack up the babies and grab the old ladies (Neil Diamond), and shag your ass to Decorah.

This invite includes you Mike Dwyer, and all the Dragonfly folks. Sky Dog, please forward to the DF list. Thanks.

So. There you have it. If I don’t see you before then, I WILL see you then!

Happy New Year!





Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B   570 hrs
Luana, IA.









Re: FOD 22

Jerry Marstall
 

Mike, it will be great to see you there. It's a ton of fun.  Jerry 


On Mon, Jan 3, 2022, 10:26 PM Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:
I've put FOD on my calendar and plotted a flight plan.  1022 miles.  Hope the weather cooperates!
Mike Dwyer Q200

On Sat, Jan 1, 2022, 2:48 PM Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...> wrote:
I have been procrastinating, for no other reason than that’s what I do.

FOD 22 will be at KDEH. 15,16,17,18 Sept 22.
Where would we be without acronyms?

Details for lodging etc to come later.

Thought about going too Beatrice again. Called the AP manager, she has no place to store planes in case of storms.
She was very welcoming, but has rented out their big hanger.

We have, at DEH, enough room to get everyone inside. If we talk nice, probably for free. 11-29 Rwy 4000’.

The alternate for an unmanageable cross wind will be Scott Field, 20 miles south 4150’ 17-35.
There is a huge hanger there, that I think I can talk the Mayor into letting us use in case of bad weather, as well.

So mark your calendars. make plans, carve a notch in your stick, take a photo of this email, kiss your wife goodby, adios your friends,
pack up the babies and grab the old ladies (Neil Diamond), and shag your ass to Decorah.

This invite includes you Mike Dwyer, and all the Dragonfly folks. Sky Dog, please forward to the DF list. Thanks.

So. There you have it. If I don’t see you before then, I WILL see you then!

Happy New Year!





Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B   570 hrs
Luana, IA.









Re: New Years Flight

Jon Finley
 

🤣🤣 Whatever I can do to make the world a little bit better!  

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: FOD 22

One Sky Dog
 

Kevin,

I am also on the calendar at 1285 miles planning on having the Dragonfly finished and tested this summer.

Is camping allowed at KDEH ? Asking for a poor veteran.

Forecast 65 F today and sunny 🌞 

C’Ya!

On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 5:25 AM, Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...> wrote:

Most excellent!


On Jan 3, 2022, at 9:26 PM, Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:


I've put FOD on my calendar and plotted a flight plan.  1022 miles.  Hope the weather cooperates!
Mike Dwyer Q200

On Sat, Jan 1, 2022, 2:48 PM Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...> wrote:
I have been procrastinating, for no other reason than that’s what I do.

FOD 22 will be at KDEH. 15,16,17,18 Sept 22.
Where would we be without acronyms?

Details for lodging etc to come later.

Thought about going too Beatrice again. Called the AP manager, she has no place to store planes in case of storms.
She was very welcoming, but has rented out their big hanger.

We have, at DEH, enough room to get everyone inside. If we talk nice, probably for free. 11-29 Rwy 4000’.

The alternate for an unmanageable cross wind will be Scott Field, 20 miles south 4150’ 17-35.
There is a huge hanger there, that I think I can talk the Mayor into letting us use in case of bad weather, as well.

So mark your calendars. make plans, carve a notch in your stick, take a photo of this email, kiss your wife goodby, adios your friends,
pack up the babies and grab the old ladies (Neil Diamond), and shag your ass to Decorah.

This invite includes you Mike Dwyer, and all the Dragonfly folks. Sky Dog, please forward to the DF list. Thanks.

So. There you have it. If I don’t see you before then, I WILL see you then!

Happy New Year!





Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B   570 hrs
Luana, IA.









Re: FOD 22

Kevin Boddicker
 

Most excellent!


On Jan 3, 2022, at 9:26 PM, Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:


I've put FOD on my calendar and plotted a flight plan.  1022 miles.  Hope the weather cooperates!
Mike Dwyer Q200

On Sat, Jan 1, 2022, 2:48 PM Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...> wrote:
I have been procrastinating, for no other reason than that’s what I do.

FOD 22 will be at KDEH. 15,16,17,18 Sept 22.
Where would we be without acronyms?

Details for lodging etc to come later.

Thought about going too Beatrice again. Called the AP manager, she has no place to store planes in case of storms.
She was very welcoming, but has rented out their big hanger.

We have, at DEH, enough room to get everyone inside. If we talk nice, probably for free. 11-29 Rwy 4000’.

The alternate for an unmanageable cross wind will be Scott Field, 20 miles south 4150’ 17-35.
There is a huge hanger there, that I think I can talk the Mayor into letting us use in case of bad weather, as well.

So mark your calendars. make plans, carve a notch in your stick, take a photo of this email, kiss your wife goodby, adios your friends,
pack up the babies and grab the old ladies (Neil Diamond), and shag your ass to Decorah.

This invite includes you Mike Dwyer, and all the Dragonfly folks. Sky Dog, please forward to the DF list. Thanks.

So. There you have it. If I don’t see you before then, I WILL see you then!

Happy New Year!





Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B   570 hrs
Luana, IA.









Re: FOD 22

Mike Dwyer
 

I've put FOD on my calendar and plotted a flight plan.  1022 miles.  Hope the weather cooperates!
Mike Dwyer Q200

On Sat, Jan 1, 2022, 2:48 PM Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...> wrote:
I have been procrastinating, for no other reason than that’s what I do.

FOD 22 will be at KDEH. 15,16,17,18 Sept 22.
Where would we be without acronyms?

Details for lodging etc to come later.

Thought about going too Beatrice again. Called the AP manager, she has no place to store planes in case of storms.
She was very welcoming, but has rented out their big hanger.

We have, at DEH, enough room to get everyone inside. If we talk nice, probably for free. 11-29 Rwy 4000’.

The alternate for an unmanageable cross wind will be Scott Field, 20 miles south 4150’ 17-35.
There is a huge hanger there, that I think I can talk the Mayor into letting us use in case of bad weather, as well.

So mark your calendars. make plans, carve a notch in your stick, take a photo of this email, kiss your wife goodby, adios your friends,
pack up the babies and grab the old ladies (Neil Diamond), and shag your ass to Decorah.

This invite includes you Mike Dwyer, and all the Dragonfly folks. Sky Dog, please forward to the DF list. Thanks.

So. There you have it. If I don’t see you before then, I WILL see you then!

Happy New Year!





Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B   570 hrs
Luana, IA.









Re: Q-1

Ryszard Zadow
 

Sorry to hear about your heart attack and that you decided to ground your plane too.

Y’all the Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience is the only IRS approved 501c3 dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Burt Rutan’s homebuilt designs. Our mission is to keep then relevant by keeping these aircraft before the public by keeping them flying!

Please consider RAFE when deciding what the future and legacy of the aircraft you built or own will be.

Sincerely
Ryszard Zadow
President, RAFE
www.RutanAFE.org

On Jan 1, 2022, at 17:58, albert jolliffe <ajolliffe50@...> wrote:

I built my Q-1 1881 had a heart attack could not fly ,after siting around
As a hangar Queen I donated it to our local Air Cadet Squadron fo education purpose.
…..Happy New Year TooAll




Re: Q2 Revmaster original exhaust?

Michael Dunning
 

Thanks for the tip, Bruce. Always good to have options.
--
-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: New Years Flight

Kevin Boddicker
 

Negative!
Unable!

On Jan 2, 2022, at 5:15 PM, Anthony P <solarant@...> wrote:

Holy Moley!

You know, there's a fine line between staying low enough to avoid the AAA and high enough to avoid small arms, arrows, and hurled rocks.

Kevin, can you do all of those moves???


--
Q2 N86KL


Re: New Years Flight

Kevin Boddicker
 

Jon,
 How kind of you to think of the shut-ins in the great white north.
I’m sure I will enjoy the video the second time, after I get the PUKE off my keyboard!

Very happy you would think of those less fortunate than yourself.

Happy New Year!

Green Kevin

On Jan 2, 2022, at 3:56 PM, Jon Finley <jd@...> wrote:

My Dearest Kevin, 

I was absolutely sick all day yesterday thinking of you and your current situation.  While it was a frigid 28F here this morning (3,500' density altitude - woohoo!!), it was an otherwise nice day so I decided to see what I could do to make your existence just a little bit better.

 

I couldn't remember exactly what type of flying you prefer so I included as much variety as is available to me. The result includes elk, buffalo, and rocks.  Sadly, my camera batteries don't last long in the cold so I failed to capture all the fun I had.

 

 

Yeah… gotta look really close to see that wildlife.  My camera and airplane don't do so well taking photos of fixed items on the ground. 😕

 

Enjoy and Happy New Year!!

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: New Years Flight

Fredd Baber
 

Jon Finley-
You have a bigwig friend in the film industry? Help a struggling writer out!  Lol!!

Fredd Baber


On Jan 3, 2022, at 6:18 AM, Jon Finley <jd@...> wrote:

Exactly right Mike!!  This thing is a handful - nearly impossible to keep straight and level!! 😉

Thanks to all for the kind words!  

Jay: I have friend that's a big wig in the movie industry - let's call him "Alan" to protect his true identity. He's got me setup with all kinds of high tech wizardry and access to a bunch of CGI guys. You just can't believe anything coming out of my production room!! 😎

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: New Years Flight

Jon Finley
 

Exactly right Mike!!  This thing is a handful - nearly impossible to keep straight and level!! 😉

Thanks to all for the kind words!  

Jay: I have friend that's a big wig in the movie industry - let's call him "Alan" to protect his true identity. He's got me setup with all kinds of high tech wizardry and access to a bunch of CGI guys. You just can't believe anything coming out of my production room!! 😎

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4

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