John Olson

John Olson

64 years old
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I'm on my World-Wide boo
Mexico
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Some reviews of my thrilling novels from Wayback... http://talesfromthewildblueyonder.blogspot.com/2011/01/book-reviews.html?m=1

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    John Olson
    "John Olson" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "What do we need to know? What can we learn from Gerry's accident in Hawaii".
    Larry, some people might figure they know as much about gliding as you do. Imagine that???
    10 months ago
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    John Olson
    "John Olson" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "What do we need to know? What can we learn from Gerry's accident in Hawaii".
    Larry, let's assume for a moment that your conclusion that a kinked fuel vent caused a power failure which led to this crash is correct. Do you suppose this power failure would be sudden, or gradual say; over a period of a few minutes anyway? Please ...
    10 months ago
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    John Olson
    "John Olson" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "What do we need to know? What can we learn from Gerry's accident in Hawaii".
    Pablo, you write above "In a fuel system, if the fuel vent line is pressurized..." I do not understand how if the fuel vent line is kinked it might result in more pressure. What am I missing here, can you explain?
    10 months ago
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    John Olson
    "John Olson" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "What do we need to know? What can we learn from Gerry's accident in Hawaii".
    Well I wonder many things about that tragedy. It seems far from the open and closed case we are hearing about. From what I gather the culprit is supposed to be a kinked fueltank vent line. But wouldn't that lead to a slow loss of power? In any ...
    10 months ago
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    John Olson
    "John Olson" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "What do we need to know? What can we learn from Gerry's accident in Hawaii".
    What I am told is second-hand and maybe I should not be repeating this but I am puzzled why it is such a secret and why hasn't he spoken of this more, but the second pilot that day on Kauai tells my friend the triker who tells me, and I have no ...
    11 months ago
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    John Olson
    John Olson commented on Damien B's Video.
    You mean it dies from tromping on the gas and flooding it? Like that? I have had 582's that were fussy about that and you had to feather the throttle a bit--ease into it rather than flooding it.
    11 months ago
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    John Olson
    John Olson commented on Luis Gutierrez's picture.
    The back story here as I understand it is that Popo blew her top in a massive explosion, at which point the Mexican aviation authority DGAC closed the airspace around her to all traffic. When our amigo Vico heard about this he decided that now was ...
    11 months ago
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    John Olson
    John Olson commented on Luis Gutierrez's picture.
    Yo tengo este mismo foto que Vico me regaló un tiempo en Valle de Bravo.
    11 months ago
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    John Olson
    John Olson commented on Luis Gutierrez's picture.
    Pablo and Luis this is the same volcano that you see pictured on the cover of my thrilling novel LIVING DANGEROUSLY. Before the Conquistadors arrived and gave it a Spanish name the Aztéca called it Zinantécatl. I've never seen it from a trike but ...
    11 months ago
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    John Olson
    John Olson Some reviews of my thrilling novels from Wayback... http://talesfromthewildblueyonder.blogspot.com/2011/01/book-reviews.html?m=1
    11 months ago
    • Paul Hamilton
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      Paul Hamilton I will say that Oly is one of the best Story Tellers. Do you have your books out yet in audio so those lazy non readers who only look at the pictures in the books can enjoy?
      11 months ago
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    John Olson
    "John Olson" commented on monty stone's Blog " I LOVE 'TECH', BUT........".
    Henry your thoughts about flying with a 'chute over unlandable terrain gives me a děja vu... This is exactly what Gerry Charlebois told me when I went to work for him and was expected to behave like that on Kauai. YOU HAVE A 'CHUTE DON'T YOU?! I ...
    11 months ago
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    John Olson
    John Olson commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    The first thing I would do with that wagon is check the rearmost bolt on the trike keel, the one you can see by looking into the the rear end of the keel below the mast. Put a wrench on it and make sure it can turn, at a minimum; replace it even ...
    11 months ago
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    John Olson
    "John Olson" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Fuel filter for trikes".
    Rizzy, the filter element in your glass filter is totally washable with soap and water, let it dry, you will never need a replacement. That's the idea.
    1 year ago
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    John Olson
    John Olson commented on monty stone's picture.
    Monty, what's your big hurry to stop?
    1 year ago
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    John Olson
    John Olson commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Video.
    Reminds me of one of the most astonishing moments in my triking: the time when I caught a hawk out of the sky... I was flying along with a tourist in the back seat when suddenly there was a hawk right in front of us. We had the engine switched off ...
    1 year ago

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Even though I am a weight-shift CFI I'm one of those guys who sees the new FAA Sport Pilot license as totally unnecessary, we already had licenses for those who wanted them, now we've got a license and a bunch of useless rules for those who don't, plus another useless bureaucracy called FAA-610 Light Sports Branch, funded by you-and-me. We already had a complex license that allowed for flight in controlled airspace. What we needed was a simple license that kept us out of controlled airspace. The FAA Sport Pilots rules are just the latest example of bureaucracy for the sake of a few bureaucrats, who can now ride a gravy train into a retirement pension funded by the likes of you and I of course, without having to actually contribute anything useful to society. Way to go guys!
I have written three novels-the first novels to feature trikes and hang gliders that I know of, but I am just getting started. If I live long enough I intend to write a novel that takes aim at our Federal bureaucracy, in an attempt to illustrate how the Feds destroyed an industry and took the ancient dream of flight away from the average Joe. I see the FAA crap as just another example of how our rights are being chipped away in favor of government. If you have any stories or examples of how the Feds fucked it all up, please forward them to me. Stay tuned! www.TalesFromTheWildBlueYonder.com

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  • tom speirs
    by tom speirs 1 year ago
    What is the web site for Hans in Mexico
  • white eagle
    by white eagle 1 year ago
    Ole i was wondering what you think of the wasp?hooking it up to a t2c.any advice
  • david coy
    by david coy 4 years ago
    Scarry story John glad it worked out good though.
  • Mark Pansing
    by Mark Pansing 5 years ago
    Ole,
    Here is some info about the Tanarg Crash that happened in Az a couple of months ago:
    http://azpilots.org/news/safety-seminars/50059-december-accident-report

    2nd item down.
  • tom speirs
    by tom speirs 5 years ago
    375
  • B  Alvarius
    by B Alvarius 5 years ago
    Yes Ole for the umpteenth time, I'm flying my aircraft.
  • Lee Schmitt
    by Lee Schmitt 6 years ago
    when will we get another blog update on the suit ridiculousness?
  • Victor Agadzi
    by Victor Agadzi 6 years ago
    John,
    Fly over the Perdido Bay-Gulf Coastline -NW Florida, pensacola ,not far from the resort town of Destin. Sugar white beaches and perfect for amphibs. Few Cygnets not too far off. Perfect area for our amphibs. My trike is out of Italy-ELSA 5109V.
  • Qazi  Ajmal
    by Qazi Ajmal 6 years ago
    http://www.trikepilot.com/videos/view/dawn-news-pakistan_9375.html?m=1254
  • Captain X
    by Captain X 6 years ago
    Hey Ole,
    Post back soon. Let us know you're alright!
    David