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You held me at HULLO... - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
You held me at HULLO...
Holds went better last night. I did half an hour with Rod Machado over Paine Field, then did another flight out of IAH to hold over the HOU VOR, this time with 15kts of wind out of the south. It took a few spins, but by #3 I had the wind correction dialed in and the needle slid in just as I rolled out on the inbound. Michael came over and supervised and offered suggestions as necessary.

I think I'm getting it.

I made a huge dent in the living room mess last night, and I folded all the laundry. One more serious night of cleaning and it should be done. Then it's going to take me a week to lug all the trash down to the dumpster. Never again am I moving into an apartment complex that doesn't have door-to-door trash pickup.

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From: romeobravogolf Date: June 29th, 2004 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
good luck with holds... I've spent the last two weeks figuring them out on the ground, now I gotta tackle them in the air... super fun.. lol

From: ben_smith_etc Date: June 29th, 2004 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Clever waypoint names

Your subject line reminded me of the RNAV/GPS 16 approach at the former Pease AFB.

"I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat" .... "I deeed!"

alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: June 30th, 2004 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)


I never had a problem with holds. My bugbear was off-field NDB approaches, until one day, without any particular explanation they suddenly 'clicked'. It was like one day I just couldn't fly them, and the next day with apparently nothing happening, all of a sudden I could.

Good job too as I had one (with the published NDB hold) on my checkride.

The funny thing is now I haven't done any IFR flying for ages (well, prolly 'cos I don't have an IFR equipped plane to fly in the main). The other odd thing is that this year, I've discovered I'm actually enjoying gliding more than power flying. I get an enormous sense of accomplishment when I manage to stay up in our rather tricky soaring conditions, and I find formation flying the Ka-8 with the birds just indescribably cool. An unladen seagull cruises at 32 knots and apparently doesn't mind the Ka-8 flying pretty closely right echelon :-) I've also gaggle-soared with the gulls, I was a bit worried about hitting one at first, but then I realised they were perfectly able to avoid me being a lot more manuverable at that speed...

On apartments. The complex I lived in in Houston - when I moved there, there was daily trash pickup on weekdays. Rents went up, and it dropped to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Then down to once a week, and rents went up again of course. Then trash pickup was dropped altogether, and if you wanted them you had to pay extra. Hrmpf. Now I own my own house, I just keep the wheely-bin close to the back door and wheel it out every Thursday morning.
From: ex_inviolet697 Date: July 1st, 2004 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Holds

And what is the airspeed velocity of an unburdened swallow?
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: July 1st, 2004 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Holds

I'm lucky - the Tripe doesn't have an ADF, so no NDB work for me. :)
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