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Old April 9th, 2008, 11:10 AM   #21
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That is correct, but what is "congested" and who's going to pull me over. :tonka:

You also can't fly over 8000 feet, and you can't fly near other airports!
isnt it called a sport pilot liscence that basicly limits you to daytime and 50 miles limitations. I dono much about those, ive only operated cessna's and a glider. Its nice having a grandpa who used to be a flight instructor
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Old April 9th, 2008, 11:11 AM   #22
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will you wear a boat flying costume with mask and cape?
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Old April 9th, 2008, 11:14 AM   #23
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"On average, 60 deaths per year occur in the U.S. due to ultralight crashes,"

Not too bad of odds... compaired to 4,553 (2005) motorcycle deaths... lol... I know, there are more cycles on the road.. I like less than a 100 better!
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Old April 9th, 2008, 11:21 AM   #24
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i believe you also cant fly below 500 feet either.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 11:21 AM   #25
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this is safer
YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

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Old April 9th, 2008, 11:22 AM   #26
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this is safer
YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
i has no clue what that is but id imagine microsoft flight simulator would be the safest

edit: now that you fixed it, awsome! where can i get one

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Old April 9th, 2008, 11:36 AM   #27
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i believe you also cant fly below 500 feet either.
:stan3: How are you supposed to use it for deer hunting then?
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Old April 9th, 2008, 11:39 AM   #28
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:stan3: How are you supposed to use it for deer hunting then?
steady aim, or a lot of ammo
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Old April 9th, 2008, 11:42 AM   #29
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Did the Craigs listing I posted earlier renew your lifelong interest in flying a boat??
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=85116
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Old April 9th, 2008, 12:57 PM   #30
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sounds like you are pretty intersted in these things.
here's a link to some photos of my friends plane in KY.

http://spaces.live.com/PhotomailView...082-187-2.jpg&

he's already got the land and an 80 acre pond, he's planning to build a small boat-plane airport.

in the photo's he's loading the plane up to take to the air show in florida the wings detach and are in the trailer already.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:02 PM   #31
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sounds like you are pretty intersted in these things.
here's a link to some photos of my friends plane in KY.

http://spaces.live.com/PhotomailView...082-187-2.jpg&

he's already got the land and an 80 acre pond, he's planning to build a small boat-plane airport.

in the photo's he's loading the plane up to take to the air show in florida the wings detach and are in the trailer already.

See, those scare the hell out of me. If the engine dies, don't those things go straight down?

I would feel more comfortable in a glider that only ways very little in case the engine dies!
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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:29 PM   #32
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my dad has been shopping and dreaming of a para plane for years.. you should check them out.. no licensing endorsement or anything needed and if the engine fails .. well its got a parachute already :D
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Old April 9th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #33
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Why do you need a license? It looks like a hang glider with a motor.

Just buy my Scrambler and strap a jet engine on the back. Would be more fun.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 05:56 PM   #34
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I've done water landings in a flying boat

What is the FAA's definition of a “congested area”?
“This question often comes up when trying to determine the minimum safe altitude for operating an aircraft. In [CFR] 91.119, a "congested area" is defined as a city, town, settlement, or open-air assembly of persons. According to a Letter of Interpretation from FAA legal counsel (http://www.aopa.org/epilot/redir.cfm?adid=8604 ), there is no standard definition for a congested area, but case law has indicated that a subdivision of homes and a small rural town constitute one. Because it has been interpreted loosely, consider an area congested if you are in doubt.”

Source: AOPA ePilot Flight Training Edition; Volume 6, Issue 13 -- March 31, 2006.

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Old April 9th, 2008, 06:19 PM   #35
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Rick, I think you've flown vehicles slightly bigger then the ones I'm looking at. :tonka:
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Old April 9th, 2008, 06:19 PM   #36
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god I love the chinook. Does it float though?
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Old April 10th, 2008, 03:28 AM   #37
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yes, it does indeed float.
Just like a pontoon boat. Those buldges along both sides are the fuel tanks. They are sealed, pressurized pontoons for flotation purposes. There is a load restriction for "extended water operations" which is significantly less than half the maximum gross operating weight.
Of course you have to make sure the drain plugs in the underside of the aircraft are installed prior to water landings.
Another restiction is waves less than 2 feet. It is intersting looking under water through the chin bubbles beneath your feet.

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