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Saturday, June 04, 2005

Aviation Blogs

Something to blog about! Here are a couple that are worth looking into.

Freight Dog Tales

and

Pitchpull

Maybe I'll do a little aviation blogging myself. Life as a corporate pilot has become more interesting lately. More on that later. Go give these guys a read. There are other links to aviation blogs in their blogrolls that might be interesting as well.

4 Comments:

Blogger GC said...

Great looking blog! I'm going to add it to my growing list of aviation blogs at rantair.blogspot.com!

Fly safely!

9:36 AM  
Blogger Greybeard said...

OBD:
Thanks for mentioning my blog. I'm glad to see more aviation blogs popping up! New pilot, or old Farts like us.....we can all learn from one another!

A (maybe) stupid question from a helicopter pilot with limited starch wing experience:
In the more recent post, you say flying higher with the Cessna 340 will reduce the life of the engines. Since ability to produce power is reduced as you climb, I have always thought flying higher would be easier on the powerplants. Can you explain why it is harder on the 340 engines?

I'll be poppin' in now and then. Keep up the good work!
GB

7:47 PM  
Blogger Old Blind Dog said...

The 340 is turbo-charged, i.e. the engine is forced to produce rated horsepower to higher altitudes resulting in higher temperatures and reducing engine life. T.O. mp is 36". Cruise power settings are 30" x 2300rpm. At that power setting (66% @ 13,000') each engine is burning about 19.5 gph (assuming the ff transducers are accurate - which is on the to do list).

10:16 PM  
Blogger thomas54 said...

Anyone who works for Garrett Aviation or does business with Garrett Aviation, read this:

Boycott Garrett/Landmark Aviation - http://boycottgarrettaviation.blogspot.com

7:32 AM  

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