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Flying Techniques & Skills / SeaPlane Question:
« Last post by Dan_Root on August 17, 2017, 07:32:13 AM »
I do not have a SeaPlane rating and not very aware of the rules around VFR, IFR, where you can land etc.

I thought SeaPlanes couldn't fly at night.  Figured you'd have to land on water with no markings or lights.

Or is there provisions at some places so a SeaPlane can land?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGhSR9dnB2w

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Chit-chat / Re: BFI Runway Number Change
« Last post by Dan_Root on August 17, 2017, 06:56:21 AM »
News is starting to report on this.  PAE, BFI etc. are updating numbers.

BVS did a couple of years back.
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Forum & Website News / Re: Photobucket just wrecked all our photos
« Last post by WadeT on August 16, 2017, 10:48:14 PM »
Also FWIW I read a thread this morning and it had a photo posted some time ago.
Guess it musta been there by some means other than photobucket?

Possibly.  Don't know if you knew this but depending on the browser, you can right click on the image and copy the URL to see where the image is hosted.
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Chit-chat / Re: Going where the sun don't shine?
« Last post by WadeT on August 16, 2017, 10:39:46 PM »
I'm planning to view and chase the eclipse from the air, armed with a GoPro.  The shadow will be travelling across Oregon at 2400+ MPH.  I can extend the experience by a few more seconds :)

I see there are a number of fire TFRs down in Oregon.  How's the smoke down there?



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Chit-chat / Re: Going where the sun don't shine?
« Last post by groupw on August 16, 2017, 08:05:48 PM »
YES! Do not look at the sun except when it's totally eclipsed without special glasses with an ISO certification. Permanent and irreversible damage to your eyes can result.

Roy
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Chit-chat / Re: Going where the sun don't shine?
« Last post by Lee D on August 16, 2017, 07:35:41 PM »
I am going to be in the path of 92%-ality.

But now I am curious about the totality situation.  What do you plan on during as the sun/moon works their way into position and out of position?  I assume that in that situation you would need special glasses.
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Chit-chat / Re: Going where the sun don't shine?
« Last post by SteveG on August 16, 2017, 07:14:21 PM »
Does anyone know where I might be able to get some eclipse safe glasses or film in the Everett area?  I am kicking myself.  Fred Meyer had a ton of them less than a week ago, but they are all gone.

I was just looking on Amazon and decided I was willing to buy a 5-pack, but that model went unavailable between my initial look and the time I was ready to push purchase.

If it's for being in the path of totality you don't need them. Just be sure to look away when the sun comes out from behind the moon - hint, look for the "Diamond Ring" effect. If it's for anywhere else, then it's just a partial eclipse. There will be another partial solar eclipse in the NW on Jan 6, 2019.
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Chit-chat / Re: Going where the sun don't shine?
« Last post by Lee D on August 16, 2017, 06:39:34 PM »
Does anyone know where I might be able to get some eclipse safe glasses or film in the Everett area?  I am kicking myself.  Fred Meyer had a ton of them less than a week ago, but they are all gone.

I was just looking on Amazon and decided I was willing to buy a 5-pack, but that model went unavailable between my initial look and the time I was ready to push purchase.
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Hey Hotrod,

It was common for the Airforce or Army to downconvert them.  They flew them in the CAP program and in flying clubs, and doing the conversion took the airplane out of the high performance category, and reduced maintenance costs by going to an engine (O360) with a reputation for reliability.  I'm told the IO360 was less reliable, and substantially more expensive to fix.  Most of the T41B's I've seen are converted, rather than original.
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