zorkian: A picture of Oliver sitting up with his Dreamwidth onesie on! (Default)
[personal profile] zorkian
Any interest in me continuing to babble about my flight training in details? Like the post I made the other day about getting from Point A to Point B. There's actually a lot more I didn't cover, but it gets pretty dry when you really get down into the details of things. I find it totally fascinating though, and maybe folks will too?

Anyway, a preview:



(If the image is upside down, blame your browser? The image has proper EXIF orientation data, and it shows correctly plain. It shows upside down in an IMG tag in Chrome. WTF. Anyway, then click the image to see the full-size version which rotates properly!)

That's the flight plan I'm putting together for a ~100 mile trip from my local airport in Palo Alto up to the airport in Santa Rosa (up north in Marin). There are legs that have to be assembled, calculated, planned, converted, and then converted some more. I haven't done everything yet, obviously, but I started.

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Date: 2013-08-11 08:27 am (UTC)
azurelunatic: Azz and best friend grabbing each other's noses.  (Default)
From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
I think the details are really cool. I don't have much to say about them, but I read them.

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Date: 2013-08-11 09:31 am (UTC)
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
From: [personal profile] afuna
I am interested in hearing more.

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Date: 2013-08-11 09:55 am (UTC)
shadowspar: Picture of ouendan (\o/)
From: [personal profile] shadowspar
As someone who's considered going out for a PPL in the past, I'm good to hear more =)
Edited (spell at 6am? yarite) Date: 2013-08-11 09:56 am (UTC)

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Date: 2013-08-11 10:48 am (UTC)
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
From: [personal profile] synecdochic
i would love to hear anything you'd like to write about!

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Date: 2013-08-11 10:49 am (UTC)
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
From: [personal profile] synecdochic
also, the picture is upside-down in both inline and clicked-through version. (firefox 22.) in chrome and safari it's upside-down inline and right-side-up clicked-through.

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Date: 2013-08-11 11:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] asciident
I like to read them. Like Azz, I don't have much to say in response, having absolutely no flying experience (though I have a second cousin who was recently certified to fly solo in small planes!).

Also FTR Firefox 23 (Windows) also shows the image upside down both inline and on its own. :)

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Date: 2013-08-11 04:56 pm (UTC)
janinedog: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janinedog
I'd like to read more! And Safari on the iPhone shows it right-side up. :)

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Date: 2013-08-11 07:23 pm (UTC)
nicki: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nicki
(Since you are a parent) Once you are done with the charts, if they are the paper kind with white backs, they are excellent- and a really good size- for children to draw on.

(you have just given me childhood flashbacks of drawing on the back of my dad's used mission-planning flight charts)

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Date: 2013-08-12 12:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alierak
Amazing that people still have to do all of this by hand. This is pretty close to the problem for which computers were invented.

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Date: 2013-08-12 03:27 am (UTC)
ursamajor: Luna, expostulating (a different kind of wisdom)
From: [personal profile] ursamajor
FWIW, Firefox 23, still upside down. And like others, I read and think it's nifty but have almost no background, so learning through you! :) I mean, I've been up in what I thought were small planes, nine-seaters or so where they ask you your weight so they can balance the plane adequately, but you're talking tiiiiiny planes.