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Postby JPXman » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:09 pm

I was able to find time to get in a flight last Monday. There is about a foot of snow in the fields here in Edmonton, but the runway I fly out of is nicely plowed and I haven't had time to put new bottoms on my skiis. So I flew on wheels.

Anyway, it was about -3C at the field, warmed up the JPXs, and when i took off, the Outside Air Temperature (OAT) started to climb. by the time I reached 1000' AGL, the OAT was almost +20C!

There I was in winter boots, ski pants, parka, mitts, full face balclava, and I had to unzip my jacket to keep cool!!!!

Flew around for almost 50 minutes and headed back. On approach, it sure got chilly again as it was -5C by the time I returned.

Good flight. 75kts downwind, 14kts upwind back home.............

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Postby lazairiii » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:20 pm

Ahhhh, I want to go fly too!! Glad to hear someone is getting out.
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Postby JPXman » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:59 pm

just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year!

well almost everyone. I hope Joe L mysteriously loses $800 this year.

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Postby yankeflyer » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:13 am

Hey Tyler

That must have really felt good. The last time I got to fly in the winter was in the Flat Head valley, just south of Polsen Mt. I was using one ski.

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Postby ozzie » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:00 pm

I'll add my 'happy new year' to everyone. We are having a very wet christmas downunder. raining in a lot of places that really need it. welcome relief to the usually hight temps that drain everyone over summer.
Here is to a great 2010 with lots of safe flying for all.

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Postby Don » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:19 pm

Happy New Year from us her in New York too. Hey Oz the fireworks in Sidney were great.
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Postby ozzie » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:13 am

We watched the Sydney fireworks on TV. Too many people for me. Absolute chaos. Most people get to the best vantage points and set up camp the day before They put on a smaller display for the kids at 9pm. Very lucky with the rain.
During the day the TV televised each city around the world live. Damm if i could have fun in sub zero temps. I mean how can you kiss a chicky babe at midnight when you can't feel your face.
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Postby Don » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:40 am

Lots of Practice!
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