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Old 02-28-2008, 02:46 AM
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Bill was that strike on the runway or a taxiway?
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Usually its a grounded object that trails up looking for a strike, I would think pavement would be an insulator from lightning to ground.....unless there is a grid ground under the pavement.....got me?
Oh yea, I understood. Another possibility is a crack, swell, water under the pavement or something of that nature. I've also seen it hit railroad tracks even though tall trees were close by. Funny stuff lighting is.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:19 AM
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I remember the ball lightning when i was young on the farm ..We had them large t v antenas hooked to the house. and it will make you thank when it runs through the liveing room



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Old 02-28-2008, 02:18 PM
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If that runway area was built like the reinforcement they did at Wheelus AFB when they were getting prepped to transition to F-4s, there is a lot of steel mesh and rebar in the concrete. Lot of attraction for lightning, which seeks the most conductive path.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:46 PM
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oh ya...I bet it is rebar, I imagine that the runway had to be quite stout to handle the weight of C5's and such.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:51 PM
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Runways are almost always concrete so I imagine it is a taxi way or for flightline vehicle traffic. Pavement would not handle a aircraft of any size touching down hard on a hot day. Pics taken by base personnel so can't really say exactly here it was except on the flightline.
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:38 AM
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It was actually a nice day here....30 and sun. Thats the closest to being summer we have had since fall.

My son is in Omaha for the weekend, it was almost 70 there and they were wearing shorts....he had to call and rub it in.
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:50 AM
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It got up to 72 here today but it was really windy. Supposed to be in the low 70s tomorrow and rain.
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
It was actually a nice day here....30 and sun. Thats the closest to being summer we have had since fall.

My son is in Omaha for the weekend, it was almost 70 there and they were wearing shorts....he had to call and rub it in.
The girls are in bikinis at the beach, for spring break here...
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:32 PM
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And they see a nerd off in the distance with binoculars....
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:42 PM
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70 degrees, no wind, and no planes out of the maintenance shed (my garage). Maybe in two weeks. Time to transform the Piper Cub into a slightly smaller Cessna. Either that, or mount the NiMh battery in the SE5a to balance it. Still need to fix a spar and landing gear.
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:26 PM
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My thermometer reads 73....bright sunny and winds less than 5mph...what more could you ask for. I flew this mourning and Ill be back out there in an hour or so.

Its suppose to be in the upper 70s tomorrow midday....they are forcasting a chance of snow mixed with rain by tuesday am....gotta love the weather in North Ga.....lol
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:06 PM
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wow...45 here now. I was outside with no jacket, felt nice. Bad part....rain on its way turning to snow, 4 inches expected tonight....grrrr
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:09 PM
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59 degrees here. It's nice to look at the weather page and not see the word "windchill"......

But.....15-20 MPH winds.....guess I am glad I am working. Were it calm, I would be sad I couldn't fly......
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:15 PM
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dang..directly west and east of me its warm....why?
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:19 AM
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Got To Fly All Day Here It Got Up To 70 Today And Calm Wend.didn't Get Back Home Tlll Dark.i Can Take A Lot Of This Weather..


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Old 03-03-2008, 12:48 AM
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78 deg's 2-7 MPH , the same SAT, flew at the big field Sat, and at the smaller one today, My brother got to fly with me this week for the first time in 12 years! we had a great week visit'in , your bub, steve
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:59 PM
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Gotta love Missouri weather. It was sunny and 77 yesterday (very windy), sever thunderstorms last night and now it's 33 with snow and sleet.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:44 PM
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Clear blue skies, light breeze, 65 degrees
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Biplane Murphy View Post
Clear blue skies, light breeze, 65 degrees
So basically, I have crappy weather and access to all my planes and you have perfect weather and no planes. We need to get together Murph.:p
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
So basically, I have crappy weather and access to all my planes and you have perfect weather and no planes. We need to get together Murph.:p
Yep....still on vacation, but today is my birthday.

Looks perfect here for flying...but my planes are 500 miles away.
I have to go home on Wednsday, I get phone calls daily from the stores I sell handmade glass stuff to......so I will work hard for a few days, and then pack up all my stuff and come back her to be with my girlfriend permanently.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Biplane Murphy View Post
Yep....still on vacation, but today is my birthday.

Looks perfect here for flying...but my planes are 500 miles away.
I have to go home on Wednsday, I get phone calls daily from the stores I sell handmade glass stuff to......so I will work hard for a few days, and then pack up all my stuff and come back her to be with my girlfriend permanently.
Happy Birthday Chris! Hope you're travels back and forth are safe.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Happy Birthday Chris! Hope you're travels back and forth are safe.
Thanks Tom.

This will be the first B-day I haven't spent by myself in a long time.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Biplane Murphy View Post
Thanks Tom.

This will be the first B-day I haven't spent by myself in a long time.
I can see the big smile in your typing. Good for you!
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:21 PM
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Just got back from lunch. Didn't want to . Sunny, 63 degrees. Too nice a day to be locked into my cubical at work. But then, I said that during our last blizzard.

Tomorrow, I am off, and it's supposed to be in the 40s and raining. of course, I will be putting in an about 16 hour day as a presiding judge in a local primary. 2 45 minute breaks for lunch and supper. And it's a precinct that gets over 500 of it's 938 registered voters on a slow day. Last November, we got 657 voters for an issues-only election.

At least I won't be in a Dilbert World cube farm.
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