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Old 02-24-2008, 06:51 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Wayne22
I went with my son on his commercial cross country. Heading west just out of Pincher Creek, where the wind whips down from the Rockies.... GPS said our ground speed in a 172 was 36 knots!!!

That's the country where the road signs are (NO KIDDING!) braced against the prevailing winds with 4" x 4" timbers! You could just as easily have been flying backwards.
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:56 PM   #12
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flying backwards.. did that many times in an old fleet canuck. one of the easiest planes to fly. take off and climb at 60, cruise at 60, and land at 60. it was also equipped with sliding windows. great for cruising with my elbow out the window during the summer....
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:44 PM   #13
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Fleet Canuck!! Oh man...I soloed in one of those back in the late 60's...!
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