# Recent content by djmcfall

1. ### What approach speed to use floating

I am the CFI for a local flying club with a PA25-140 with 160HP. With 2 soles on board and a mid fuel load (25-40 gallons) I teach this. 85 MPH on the downwind. Normal landing with 2 notches of flaps, 80 MPH on final, then 75 MPH over the fence (very short final). Less than 72 MPH over the fence...

3. ### Pilot training - the good, the bad, and the ugly

If this is a true story you need to report the CFI to either the local FSDO or the very least the Chief Instructor or Manager of the flight school. You may save a life in the future.
4. ### Crashes in the News - Thread

Since this thread is already off base here is another one. Middle aged pilot comes home after having an affair with his mistress. Had a few drinks so he forgot to clean up. Hair mess up, shirt tail pulled out, smelled of woman’s perfume and lipstick on his collar. Walks into his house and his...
5. ### Parts For Sale FS: KX-155 with KI-208

*****SOLD*****

11. ### 182 verses Skylane ?

When you bought a new C182 in the late 50’s into the 60’s, by the time you added a few must have options, you were money ahead paying the extra for the skylane option (just like new car packages today). The pro was a few MPH speed gain, the con was you lose some useful load.
12. ### Flight testing...

I have heard of many low time pilots trying to teach themselves to fly by “just high speed taxi” up and down a taxi way or runway, when by surprise they were airborne. Most of the time ended up with a damaged aircraft.
13. ### Who do I call?

Flying Cessna aircraft over the years (150-152-170-172-175-180-182), I will take manual Johnson bar flaps over electrical flaps any day. Only benefit of electric flaps in the 182 was I could mount the console between the seats, which I love the extra storage and a place to put my coffee mug and...
14. ### Craigslist

Not all in California, I have discovered the good deals are always on the opposite side of the country from wherever you are located. Same jinx as wherever I am flying, I always have a headwind. I think it is similar to Murphy’s law.😂
15. ### Why do you want to fly Alaska ?

I have been to Alaska 4 times. 2 by airlines and the other 2 flying a plane. In 2012 me and a couple buddies flew our 182s, via the trench. In 50 years flying the most enjoyable ever. For your first time just spend a year planning. Talk to other pilots who who have done it. Get charts and chart...