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    re: Learning to fly in a Tomahawk. And then an Eclipse.

    sounds like a blast...wonder if theres video online anywhere of what the tail looks like...i'm curious now haha...aside from renting one and trying it myself that would be the safest thing
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    re: Learning to fly in a Tomahawk. And then an Eclipse.

    Quote Originally Posted by irishcarbomb View Post
    sounds like a blast...wonder if theres video online anywhere of what the tail looks like...i'm curious now haha...aside from renting one and trying it myself that would be the safest thing
    Video hell, just do it you wuss... LOL, better yet, come to Colorado and I will do it with you
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    re: Learning to fly in a Tomahawk. And then an Eclipse.

    I'll see about setting something up in one my flights. Don't think the Gorillapod will hold it, so I'll need to figure something else out.

    First landing on my own yesterday, hooray. Smacked the pavement a little hard, but did okay given that his instructions were "Okay, so, you're descending... and then you stop descending." Thanks, man, that told me a lot. Guess I'll just go with what I see the other planes do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosstafari View Post
    I'll see about setting something up in one my flights. Don't think the Gorillapod will hold it, so I'll need to figure something else out.

    First landing on my own yesterday, hooray. Smacked the pavement a little hard, but did okay given that his instructions were "Okay, so, you're descending... and then you stop descending." Thanks, man, that told me a lot. Guess I'll just go with what I see the other planes do.
    Come on Rossta, get your ass back to Colorado and I will take you up for it. Hell, we could even do it over your old house

    Never forget the first rule of GA, if you walk away, it was a good landing. If the plane flies the next day, it was a GREAT one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCtower View Post
    Video hell, just do it you wuss... LOL, better yet, come to Colorado and I will do it with you
    dude I haven't even seen a tomahawk in probably 3 years and I can't say I've ever seen one around denver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosstafari View Post
    I'll see about setting something up in one my flights. Don't think the Gorillapod will hold it, so I'll need to figure something else out.

    First landing on my own yesterday, hooray. Smacked the pavement a little hard, but did okay given that his instructions were "Okay, so, you're descending... and then you stop descending." Thanks, man, that told me a lot. Guess I'll just go with what I see the other planes do.
    just think pitch is airspeed and power is altitude and it'll come together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philip View Post
    dude I haven't even seen a tomahawk in probably 3 years and I can't say I've ever seen one around denver.
    Nor have I, but a C-152 works just fine on a cool day and a skinny co-pilot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCtower View Post
    Nor have I, but a C-152 works just fine on a cool day and a skinny co-pilot.
    I'm 280lbs and about 6'3
    pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philip View Post
    I'm 280lbs and about 6'3
    pass.
    Hell, once you got in one, you would need to crash it to get out...:diggin:

    You can actually do it in a couple of aerobatic trainers down here at APA they are just too damn expensive. I will stick with my $65/hr 152 and parachute
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCtower View Post
    Hell, once you got in one, you would need to crash it to get out...:diggin:

    You can actually do it in a couple of aerobatic trainers down here at APA they are just too damn expensive. I will stick with my $65/hr 152 and parachute
    if you're flying cary's 152 you better not be doing acro in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philip View Post
    if you're flying cary's 152 you better not be doing acro in it.
    With all due respect to your friend, I wouldnt get in one of his planes to do touch and goes, but that is just me... A friend of mine has a 152 based on the East ramps equipped to do aerobatics.
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    re: Learning to fly in a Tomahawk. And then an Eclipse.

    Seems that I just read an NTSB report on a guy trying to do acrobatics in a 152 -- and having it fall apart on him in midair. Whoopsie.

    Central Texas winds are killing me lately. Can't get agreeable enough conditions to practice non-crosswind landings. Which, of course, I need to be able to handle as well, but it's not an ideal starting point, knowwhatImean?
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    re: Learning to fly in a Tomahawk. And then an Eclipse.

    I looped and rolled a tomahawk once. Spins and stalls are nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meadelz View Post
    I looped and rolled a tomahawk once. Spins and stalls are nothing.
    I was thinking about trying that out on my checkride.
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    re: Learning to fly in a Tomahawk. And then an Eclipse.

    u guys are literally crazy.

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    It was the most horrifying experience of my life. I would not recommend anyone go out and try it. Chances of becoming one with mother earth is likely.

    Have a nice day.

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    re: Learning to fly in a Tomahawk. And then an Eclipse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roddy_Piper View Post
    u guys are literally crazy.
    Did you know that with the right pitch and speed you can actually aileron roll a C-172?
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    re: Learning to fly in a Tomahawk. And then an Eclipse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosstafari View Post
    Seems that I just read an NTSB report on a guy trying to do acrobatics in a 152 -- and having it fall apart on him in midair. Whoopsie.

    Central Texas winds are killing me lately. Can't get agreeable enough conditions to practice non-crosswind landings. Which, of course, I need to be able to handle as well, but it's not an ideal starting point, knowwhatImean?
    well, if it's an acrobat it's no big deal. If it isn't, well I wouldn't be doing it but YMMV.

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    re: Learning to fly in a Tomahawk. And then an Eclipse.

    Today the airspace around my airport, KGTU, was busy. "Busy" meaning 4 planes for the tower controller to handle at a time -- during the summer it'll get more heated (pun not intended), but for a day with crappy weather, it was more than usual. Anyway, so I'm in closed pattern along with another Tomahawk, some guy is down at the run-up area waiting to take off, and another is about ten miles out trying to figure out his GPS approach... and the controller freaked out and shouts into his mic, "OKAY, EVERYONE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE TURNS ON THE CHANNEL! EVERYBODY JUST KEEP COOL."

    It was weird. It's a contract place, mostly staffed by ex-FAA guys, so I wonder how bad he must've been at his former facilities if four planes were enough to get his panties in a wad.

    Thankfully, most of the other guys there are pretty good. They don't mind when you mess around with them and will usually sling some stuff back themselves. We'll call ourselves Tomahawk 51T Heavy, or change accents, or correct their phraseology with worse phraseology, or whatever. Keeps us from falling asleep during multiple touch and goes, I guess.
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    how's it going? any idea when you're gonna solo???
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