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I love going to the airport, taking my scanner and watching planes for a good hour or two. I've stopped taking my car and now I'm biking almost everywhere since I got my 2008 HardRock Sport the way I like it. I installed a comfortable Serfas seat, Ergon GC2 grips, a Third Eye mirror, waterbottle/cage and NiteRider MiNewt.X2 Dual LED's. I'm really pumped about it and I love leaving my Corolla just sitting there, I'll probably end up selling it now. I just wanted to pass it along and say I appreciate this forum and all of you great posters here.
 

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Funny, Aviation is my thing too...I'm actually a mechanic.

My dad is looking to buy an aircraft, trying to conceive if I can take my bike in it, haha. He's going to teach me how to fly, and I'll maintain it. can't wait!!

Do you fly a lear?

 

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vwcalbug, how cool, are you an A&P? Is your Dad looking for something like a Mooney or a Bonanza or something in that league?

The name was selected because it's my favorite bizjet. I'm not a pilot but I spend more time at the airport than most. Pre-9/11 I used to go to the FBO's here and talk with the pilots and a ton of times I was actually invited on deadlegs and flew on a Gulfstream IISP, Lear 31 (2), 1966 Lear 24 (that has the giant one window on one side like the Lear 23 had), Lear 60, HS-125 Hawker (old turbojet model), KingAir C90, and (2) Lear 35A's and various other smaller aircraft. That was such a fun time in my life!
 

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Yea, I'm and A&P, my dads looking hard at the Grumman Tigers...lesser known, but great performance for the price.

Whats your line of work Learjet? I like those old lears as well, they supposively handle like fighter jets.

-Justin
 

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Sean, thats an awesome ultra light. Do you own it?? That must be a rotax engine on there, what model is it?? If you ever have any mechanical issues, or questions, please feel free to ask, i have a lot of experience on rotax.

I have yet to fly in one, but the dry lake bed near where I live is very active, I just gotta go hang out and give it a try.
 

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vwcalbug said:
Whats your line of work Learjet? I like those old lears as well, they supposively handle like fighter jets.

-Justin
I used to do Line Service at an FBO here at BUR however now I'm on SSI. I videotaped the flight and made a copy on DVD of my experience on the Lear 24 including a high-G turn and snap-roll back to wings level when we flew VNY-LAS. That plane is an absolute rocket, it's louder than thunder and like you said flies like a fighter (including even having no reverse thrust).
 

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Another aviator here. USCG Aviation Maintenance Technician / Flight Mechanic. I don't have any good pics of the Demo 7 yet but heres a pic of me dropping the swimming during some training with the L.A. Police divers.



Thursday night in Hawaii, one of our HH-65C's just like this one, went down killing 3, and leaving one still missing. Having just transfered from there 3 months ago, I knew everyone of them. Its been a rough weekend for Coast Guard aviation.
 

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Thursday night in Hawaii, one of our HH-65C's just like this one, went down killing 3, and leaving one still missing. Having just transfered from there 3 months ago, I knew everyone of them. Its been a rough weekend for Coast Guard aviation.
I'm so sorry to hear about this and the passing of your friends, I hadn't heard about this which is sad statement about local television news here in Los Angeles. I know the Dolphin's had a ton of safety issues when they were newer but it seems like it's been pretty reliable recently and then I read this. Good luck with everything and sorry again about your loss!
 

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Thanks...

Unofficially the cause wasn't mechanical. The Dolphins main problems in the past were from the old Lycoming engines which were all fazed out by 06. We now use a much better (in many ways) Turbomeca power plant.
 

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I'm sorry to hear about that. You work in a great service, and there is nothing to say but thank you.

As for all of you other pilots, damn, you guys have the life.
 

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Hi chaps! I'm also infected by both biking and aviation!

I'm flying soaring planes. Unfortunataly the biking and the gliding are not realy compatible. Both requires a plenty of time and good weather, so in most cases i have to decide. Last summer I spent my free days at the airfield. This summer i preferred the biking.
Hard choice:madman:

It's me preparing for the take off.
 

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sean newell said:
vwcalbug - yep a 912 - Airborne microlight - Australian

http://www.airborne.com.au/pages/home_n.cfm

Plus stumpjumper , enduro , bighit [ just to keep us on track with this being a Specialized forum]
I work on the 914 day in and out, like i said, let me know if you ever have any questions or need help.

That looks like a fun time!! Is yours the single seat? or tandem? You gotta figure out a way to strap the mountain bike on it, so you can fly up to the nice trails!!
 

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I also love mountain bikes and aircraft. I'm a crew chief on the B-2. Its pretty nice. I work all the time so i don't have much time for biking but when i get time its a great escape.
 
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