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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by G-man on June 23, 2016, 08:06:13 AM »
At least you are back in the air......good luck and fingers crossed here.....

As one knows---"Time spent in the air or on the water is not deducted from ones lifespan".....
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Aviation related topics / Re: Loss of alternator at 6500 ft in the dark
« Last post by G-man on June 23, 2016, 08:01:58 AM »
Glad you made it, but I suspect your battery may need to be changed....it should have lasted at least 20 minutes at night with non-essential stuff turned on....
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Plthijnx on June 23, 2016, 03:03:37 AM »
Congratulations on getting back in the air

Thank you sir! have my CE-500 SIC ride at some point this weekend, maybe Monday, and after that have a trip planned for later on that week or the following week to KASE. I won't be paid, but at this point and time? I don't care, it can wait another 45 days or so lol  ::cowboy::
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Aviation related topics / Loss of alternator at 6500 ft in the dark
« Last post by Daniel Lindberg on June 23, 2016, 12:27:21 AM »
 ::sweat::
My wife and I were enroute from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN on December 7, 2015. We were enroute to our home base at 08D (Stanley ND)
It was a beautiful night to make the 3-4 hour flight home. Normally I fly alone in the dark, but is was such a nice night, my wife and I decided to make the journey home. We were at 6500 ft and cruising at about 130 kts. All of a sudden my voltage light blinked once, my Garmin 430 blinked once, then my fuel gauges dropped to empty. Within 15 seconds all electric items were dead. We had no lights, no GPS, nothing. Fortunately I had a backup WiFi system in my plane and my ipad on my lap. This allowed us to find an airport and give me the needed info to safely land at a small airport that had their runway lights on as I could not activate the lights from my plane. Very scary, very dark, and things happened very quickly. I also have electric landing gear which was obsolete, so I tried twice to manually crank the gear down, thought it was down, it was not. We are still waiting for our plane after the gear up landing. But thanks to my backup WiFi system and ipad, we survived and lived to fly again soon. I share this story to save lives, but also would recommend www.aviationessentials.net for the backup systems, they offer new and used items like the one that virtually saved our lives that night. I will continue to fly at night, however it's going take alot to get my wife back up in the dark. N292LG
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Baradium on June 19, 2016, 10:00:01 PM »
Congratulations on getting back in the air
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Plthijnx on June 17, 2016, 04:01:41 PM »
Called Oklahoma yesterday and they said they approved my application Wednesday and that my medical was in the mail to me. I'd asked them to fax it to me so that I could have it in hand. When the fax came through, up across the top of the medical it said MEDICAL CERTIFICATE THIRD CLASS to which I immediately got on the phone to OK city because I'd applied for the 1st class and didn't understand why I'd been issued a 3rd. Long story short, what they did was grant me a 3rd class medical so I can get back to flying for recreation/training/bfr/ipc etc while my 1st class application is forwarded to Washington DC and reviewed for approval there which is where all HIMS program medical applications are reviewed.

So I got that goin' for me......which is nice
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Plthijnx on June 06, 2016, 04:34:58 PM »
The package that my HIMS medical examiner sponsor put together was sent fedex and received on 5/27 and now i'm waiting for a response. From what I understand, this process takes 4 to 6 weeks. Hope I have enough fuel for this holding pattern!  :o  ;)
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Plthijnx on May 02, 2016, 10:38:06 PM »
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Thanks G, how ya been man? been a while!

 A long while.....we all kind of left for a long time.....

I got married, moved to Utah, still doing fires but also run another company now doing flights to Catalina and back...... just bought a sailboat.....and trying to retire and live on a boat in 5 years.....

Life is good..... sailing, flying, as yours will be again soon...

Have discovered that sailing as many similarities to flying..... And also the three "F" rule... if it Flies, Floats or F#cks, one is better off renting.....

sweet man, that's very cool! I forgot about the three "F" rule (errr ignored it) and I got married myself almost a year and a half ago and moved inland from the clear lake area (near the Johnson Space Center) and for the moment am just west/southwest of houston but the wife and I are looking for a house now back down in clear lake. keep at it though and your retirement will happen!

Today I did my 1st class medical exam ($1500) and all went well now what's left is for the AME's assistant to gather all data (cognitive test from 2 months ago & psychiatrist from 2 weeks ago) and today's visit  which it was a 1st class normal exam with the exception of going into detail about my alcoholism. At any rate, all data is being collected and reports are being written and the whole enchilada is being sent off to the faa's head of psychiatry in Washington DC for approval. The package should be sent (it's one helluva thick file now) to them in about 2 weeks and I should have an answer in the next 10 to 12 weeks. fingers crossed!  now back to saving for the Falcon 10 & Cessna CE-500 sign offs for F.O. and hope for the best!

::sweat::  ::sweat::

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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by G-man on April 29, 2016, 07:12:13 AM »
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Thanks G, how ya been man? been a while!

 A long while.....we all kind of left for a long time.....

I got married, moved to Utah, still doing fires but also run another company now doing flights to Catalina and back...... just bought a sailboat.....and trying to retire and live on a boat in 5 years.....

Life is good..... sailing, flying, as yours will be again soon...

Have discovered that sailing as many similarities to flying..... And also the three "F" rule... if it Flies, Floats or F#cks, one is better off renting.....
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Ragwing on April 29, 2016, 05:23:34 AM »
After all of that:  Yippy,  Fingers Crossed ::wave::
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