MORE HELP NEEDED

We are restoring a 1946 BC-12D Taylorcraft and need a glare shield — the panel over the fuel tank that the windshield sits on and is connected to the instrument panel.

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STILL NO. 1

In Letters to the Editor of your Oct. 19 issue, Lou Drendal commented on Meg Godlewski’s article about the 35-ship formation at Oshkosh in your Aug. 24 issue (“The largest OSH formation?”). He suggested that I was “not even close to correct” when I said it “was the largest formation ever at Oshkosh.” He cited several larger formations of T-34 and T-6 aircraft. He even included a picture of the 1999 T-34 61-ship formation.

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MORE ON OSH FORMATIONS

Regarding the highest number of airplanes flown into Oshkosh, read “The Cessna 120/140 Story Book” by Dorchen Forman for a number never to be duplicated by one kind of civilian plane: 163 Cessna 120s, 140s and 140As flew in a trail into Oshkosh. All one kind of plane, within 15 horsepower of each other — and they did it safely.

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AIRPORTS UNDER FIRE FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

As an environmental health physician I’m aware of the association between noise exposure and high blood pressure (hypertension). People exposed to noise are more likely to have hypertension. European researchers have identified more hypertension in those who live near airports.

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FLYING A 1911 WRIGHT ‘B’ FLYER

I just want to share an experience I had in September of this year. I traveled to Dayton, Ohio, to see a replica of the 1911 Wright “B” Flyer aircraft and the museum that is at the Dayton Wright Bros. Airport. I understood that under certain conditions there was a chance of flying in the Wright Flyer, and that made the 900-mile trip worth it.

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the buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

“Counties have realized that if you don’t have a good-sized airport — one with at least a 4,000 to 5,000 foot runway — businesses will look at you and rule you out because you are behind the times.”

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San Diego building near MYF trimmed

The FAA says a building near San Diego’s Montgomery Field no longer presents a hazard.

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Long-time pilot Muriel Ferris dies at 97

Muriel Ferris, who started flying in 1929 and earned her pilot license in 1931, died of a stroke Nov. 7. She was 97.

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December 2005 accident report

These December 2005 accident reports are provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, they are intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.

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IF SEEING IS NOT ENOUGH

IF SEEING IS NOT ENOUGH

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