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Old 02-14-2020, 10:42 AM
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Default Dollars to Doughnuts...

Originally Posted by FinnFlyer View Post
"Along with higher insurance rates its just one more intrusion on keeping flying relatively affordable, simple and fun.

All this makes me miss the F16 even more"

F16 was "relatively affordable, simple and fun" ??

I used to tell my Dad everything we did was at the taxpayers expense but hey, I'm a taxpayer!"


It only took a few trips over Iraq at night (and 13 funerals for squadron mates over 25 years) to realize it wasn't all fun and games...
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:50 AM
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Default ADSB Outlaw

Thank you for that. There are now at least two of us standing tall among a herd of sheeple.
I would much rather spend 2K plus on gas.
If you start a outlaw club can I be member #2?
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:09 PM
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Sheeple, huh?

In the last nine months I've had three NMACs in patterns at non-towered airfields, all of which were caused by others in the pattern who chose to disregard normal procedures and radio calls we're all supposed to be using to play nice in uncontrolled airspace. All three would have been avoidable had everyone been using ADS-B, and in fact one *should* have been avoided had I bothered to use the traffic display correctly. That's a mistake I won't make again.

Yes, ADS-B does have privacy issues that need to be addressed and no, it's not exactly cheap. But in the grand scheme of things (my things at least) it's a net benefit. Your mileage may vary.

Dave Setser
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Nashua, NH (KASH)
Putting the "slow" in slow-build since 2004!

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Old 02-14-2020, 02:03 PM
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until they make everything that leaves the ground (birds included) squawk ADS-B out, there’s no way in heck I’ll be looking at the fish finder while entering, leaving or going around the traffic pattern. Eyes out please!
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