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Old 03-22-2015, 05:13 PM
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Check. Now I officially have the slowest RV in the world. It's not easy to get proof of a negative GS. Fruity nav software gets confused and indicates erratic headings. Good thing we have APRS here it is a 10+ minutes of negative ground speed. Hands were busy flying airplane at 1.2 stall speed at 11,500' very limited forward visibility. Over Catskills it was blowing almost 70 kts on the nose. Even at 1,400 rpm it needs a lot of right rudder to keep the plane coordinated. My right leg was so tired I used both to press on both right pedals






The highest negative GS was -14 kts or so. Captain John can you beat that?


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Old 03-22-2015, 06:14 PM
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Vlad, Nope... not yet! hahaha

Drill and Buck said that today he did 270 knots groundspeed, though!

I asked if he took a picture... negative.

I then told him it didn't happen then! lol

Nice job, Sir!

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Old 03-22-2015, 09:30 PM
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Great Stuff! Did this about 8 years ago in a C172 and made the instructor doing my BFR sick! I was having a blast and he was turning green asking me to please stop!
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:08 AM
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Vlad, you are the man. That is awesome.

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Old 03-23-2015, 11:48 AM
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Crazy Ivan! I saw winds of 46 kts at 6000 ft around Hagerstown, MD yesterday. Quite a wind gradient.
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:54 PM
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70 knots on the nose yesterday coming home. 100 knots over the ground...thought for a minute I was in a Cessna again!

I thought about turning around for a bit just to get 240 knots over the ground, but the idea of having to fly any part of that trip *twice* convinced me not to!
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:46 AM
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Vlad I thought you were coming south in November and flying the gulf coast over to Florida????
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:34 AM
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Vlad I thought you were coming south in November and flying the gulf coast over to Florida????

That's what I am dong now Daryl. WX keeps me from reaching planned KTFP and we improvise watching the front.
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:10 AM
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Default Backwards looks weird from the ground too

I saw a Cessna 150 with negative ground speed this past spring, messes with your mind. Since I started building, it is funny how much I hear single engine planes fly overhead. Cannot help but step outside the shop when I hear one. I heard this 150 overhead and it just never seemed to pass. Stepped outside the door, and there it was traveling about 20 miles an hour backwards at 2500 AGL, very storage to see.
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:42 AM
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I seem to recall Art Scholl flying a Stits backward from Flaybob to San Bernardino.
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