Maxwell's House 75

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Maxwell's House
Episode 75


Topics

  • Aviation in the news
  1. Floatplane crash…why don’t they require life jackets?
  2. Waco Glass cockpits…
    1. WacoClassic.com
  3. Man crosses the English Channel under a cluster of helium balloons…Just like in the movie “UP”.
  • Questions
  1. I have heard that land surveyors can get very high accuracy from GPS. How is this possible?
  2. What are the ethics of landing an airliner on a landing strip occupied by people?
  3. Errata…Gimily Manitoba
  • Hot air balloons
  1. How did I get into flying Hot Air Balloons?
  2. What makes them fly?
    1. Temperature of the air ambient and envelope
    2. Weight of the air
    3. Volume of the Balloon
  3. How quickly do they react?
    1. Controls
      1. Before launch…pilot balloon
      2. Wind in the Northern Hemisphere
      3. Burner…18,000,000 BTU
      4. Vent
      5. Rip out top
      6. Parachute top
  4. How much do they cost to fly?
    1. Life of the envelope
    2. Burner maintenance
    3. Cost of Propane…$50 to $60 per flight
  5. Trailer, Van, and chase crew…
  6. Right of Way…
  7. My first Solo…landing on the airport
  8. Three Balloons go to the Langley Airport
  9. Hound and Hare contest
  10. Be careful who you fly with
  11. No wind…Early Morning or late evening

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Production Information

  • Edited by: Erik
  • Notes:
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