Southern Appalachian Fly-In (take 2)

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Re: Southern Appalachian Fly-In (take 2)

Postby FastEddieB » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:39 pm

I long ago discovered that the mountains have their own weather.

And that can cut both ways - sometimes its noticeably worse than the flatter terrain to the south and north, sometimes noticeably better.

And today was the latter - there was nary a hint of a gust all day, with maybe 5kt or 6kt winds at the most - a perfect day for flying - once you got here!

As always, discretion is the better part of valor!
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Re: Southern Appalachian Fly-In (take 2)

Postby FlyingForFun » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:41 pm

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Re: Southern Appalachian Fly-In (take 2)

Postby Flocker » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:34 am

FastEddieB wrote:And the very detail oriented might notice something I forgot to do!


I watched it twice and could not spot it. What did you forget?

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Re: Southern Appalachian Fly-In (take 2)

Postby FastEddieB » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:11 am

Hint: look up the field elevation at 1A3.
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Re: Southern Appalachian Fly-In (take 2)

Postby Flocker » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:53 am

FastEddieB wrote:Hint: look up the field elevation at 1A3.


1,789'

Watched it again & it still evades me. Give us 1 more hint...

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Re: Southern Appalachian Fly-In (take 2)

Postby FastEddieB » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:31 am

OK...

...can you see what my altimeter reads on the ground?
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Re: Southern Appalachian Fly-In (take 2)

Postby Flocker » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:27 pm

FastEddieB wrote:OK...

...can you see what my altimeter reads on the ground?


Got it now! Thanks

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Re: Southern Appalachian Fly-In (take 2)

Postby FastEddieB » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:08 pm

Yeah, I forgot to set my altimeter and did the entire flight with it indicating about 200' high.

Did not notice it until taxiing in.

First time in a long time I've forgotten that. Probably earned itself a place on my checklist!
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Re: Southern Appalachian Fly-In (take 2)

Postby FastEddieB » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:13 pm

FlyingForFun...

You have me curious...

...is there a reason you went back and deleted your posts?
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Re: Southern Appalachian Fly-In (take 2)

Postby FlyingForFun » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:29 pm

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Re: Southern Appalachian Fly-In (take 2)

Postby drseti » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:20 pm

FastEddieB wrote:First time in a long time I've forgotten that. Probably earned itself a place on my checklist!


And by 'fessing up, you probably saved somebody else from making the same mistake. Good job of teaching by counter-example, Eddie!
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Re: Southern Appalachian Fly-In (take 2)

Postby dstclair » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:22 am

It doesn't replace checking the altimeter but Dynon's (D-100 and, presumably, Skyview) have a setting where the altimeter remembers the altitude when it was turned off then resets the barometric pressure to the last known altitude when powered back on.
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