This must have been fun....

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Which pilot would you be on this mission:

  1. “Wild Bill” Hopson

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  2. "Hapless" George Boyle

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  1. Jan 18, 2020 #1

    dragon2knight

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    Very cool and yes, absolutely!
     
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    I absolutely would, though I’d rather take a biplane on the trip.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Sounds like fun! Seriously, one of the things I plan to do with my glass and (eventually) IFR RV once it’s done is turn off all the fancy stuff on occasion and make a few old-school trips around the southeast. See if I still remember how...
     
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    Neat story, I may have to try it. I fly out of Wahoo
     
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    I love going cross country in areas for the first time with finger on the chart and stop watch. Keeps you busy.
     
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    +2 on Neat story. And one notes what is being flown...
    Plus bonus of a plug for the P-85 at the very end. Thanks for posting!
     
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    Uh, I know it has been 20 years since I took lessons, but I seem to remember having to do that (navigate with map and compass and E-6B) as a student pilot.

    Is that still a requirement,or have the rules changed?
     
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    A VP-2 would be about the right level of technology for this sort of thing. ;-)

    [​IMG]
     
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    If you're flying in the Southeast right now, those skills might be very useful. I understand there's a military exercise going on right now that includes GPS jamming.
     
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    I did Cresswell OR to Winder, GA in 3 1/2 days in my RV1 back in 2013, very peaceful trip...
     
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    Yes. Regular old navigation is still taught and is in the private pilot knowledge test.
     
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    As it should be! When all
    the fancy equipment fails you
    WILL have to resort to pilotage.
    I had all the electrical fail once so I know it can happen.
     
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    I’ve done Chino CA to Brownsville TX (and back) in a Luscombe 8A with only a map, a compass, and a 13 gallon tank (lots of stops). It was a blast!
     
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    Or KOSH to WA state in a CGS Hawk with 10 gallons of fuel and a fuel thirsty Rotax two cycle. I Did not turn on the GPS till the third day when I ran out of section lines. Nor do you need a GPS when you can't climb out of the valley the road follows.
     
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