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by Steven
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Bahamas PIREP
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Bahamas PIREP

Thanks for sharing! Now that you’ve done the trip and seen how little time you spent truly out of reach of land, do you think you’d rent the raft again or feel comfortable making the trip with good vests? I think I probably would. Mainly because if I pay the money for it, I won’t end up using it. I...
by Steven
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Bahamas PIREP
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Bahamas PIREP

I thought I would post a trip report about my flight to Cat Island, Bahamas this past February in case anyone else is considering doing the trip and would like a PIREP. Our DA40XL was at Premier in Ft. Lauderdale for the ADSB install, so I decided to take the opportunity to fly it over to the Bahama...
by Steven
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Niagara Falls PIREP
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Niagara Falls PIREP

I recently completed my second trip to Niagara Falls. I thought I would post the details here because it is a fun trip. How to get there: We departed from Lawrence MA (KLWM) on Saturday morning. To minimize flight time for my squirmy 6-year-old daughter I elected to fly to Niagara International (KIA...
by Steven
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...
Replies: 37
Views: 2792

Re: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...

You've found that the lineman couldn't figure out how to refuel your DA20 because you left the canopy cover on ...
by Steven
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...
Replies: 37
Views: 2792

Re: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...

You've discovered the pile of your old stall warning plugs that got blown over to the airport fence ...
by Steven
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...
Replies: 37
Views: 2792

Re: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...

Paul wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:29 pm
You have used that cool trick with the wire insulation to replace a flap indicator bulb.
That's one I don't know.
by Steven
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...
Replies: 37
Views: 2792

Re: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...

You own every shade of white touch-up paint they sell at the hardware store ...
by Steven
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: DA42 Forum
Topic: Cracked Canopy Repair
Replies: 18
Views: 2214

Re: Cracked Canopy Repair

There was a similar crack in the canopy of my DA20-C1. It was repaired long before I bought the plane. The repair is not beautiful, but it was rock solid. According to the logbooks the repair was done by AirService LLC in Montgmery, NY. That company now appears to be called Take Flight Aviation.
by Steven
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...
Replies: 37
Views: 2792

Re: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...

You think 4" of clearance is more than enough to get your plane into the hangar ...
by Steven
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...
Replies: 37
Views: 2792

Re: You Know You're a Diamond Pilot When ...

ATC tells you "Falcon Jet 840DF, keep your speed up" after you file your flight plan as a DA20 ...