Jake McGuire

Jake McGuire

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Went camping in Big Sur this weekend and was thinking about trike flying down there. The obvious problem is an engine failure means I'd be going for a swim. Have people given thought to how to usefully carry an aviation life raft on a trike, and how to

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    Jake McGuire
    "Jake McGuire" commented on tom speirs's Blog "Burningman 2018".
    If you like flying, meeting interesting people, and giving them an amazing memory, this is a great deal. Damien B has some great videos that give you a sense of the event. Last year I was the only trike pilot flying - let's get some more out there!
    10 days ago
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    Jake McGuire
    Jake McGuire Went camping in Big Sur this weekend and was thinking about trike flying down there. The obvious problem is an engine failure means I'd be going for a swim. Have people given thought to how to usefully carry an aviation life raft on a trike, and how to deploy it in the case of a forced landing? I'm thinking if it was on a 10-foot lead with a velcro breakaway then when the engine fails I could push it over the side, it would hit the ocean a second or two before landing, break loose and inflate, and be waiting once I got free of the trike.
    8 months ago
    • Tom Currier
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      Tom Currier I was a sailor long before becoming a trike pilot and have spent many days at sea on very small boats. The key to survival is really about staying with the vessel. I think your best bet is not personal flotation but rather something to keep the trike afloat. These days you can purchase a nice variety of inflatable devices and I could envision strapping them to key points on your trike. Keep the trike afloat and hang onto it until rescued. You'll save yourself and your trike as well.
      8 months ago
    • Jake McGuire
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      Jake McGuire Similar thoughts crossed my mind. But trikes don't seem like they'd be good at floating - no enclosed volumes beyond the gas tank and lots of wires and fabric to get tangled up in. But maybe something could be worked out. Got any suggestions for search terms for these inflatable devices?
      8 months ago
    • Tom Currier
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      Tom Currier There's a nice float trike for sale on Barnstormers 🎃
      8 months ago
    • Doug Boyle
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      Doug Boyle Hi Jake, The way I see it is to keep the trike from flipping over upon landing in the water. I looked at Robinson's (R-22) inflatable skid system as a starting concept. Then I searched for other inflatables that might be modified to horseshoe around each wheel, with emphasis on the nosewheel. The corollary concern was in prevention of the control bar pinning you in, and that was addressed in my mind with a cable/strap that would limit the travel to your gut. Just thoughts on the subject....
      8 months ago
    • Henry Trikelife
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      Henry Trikelife I still think BRS is the safe way to ditch a trike into water. I flew couple times all along Big Sir coast line. It is beautiful. just now
      8 months ago
    • Jake McGuire
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      Jake McGuire henry - what sort of safety gear did you have beyond the BRS? life vest? immersion suit?
      8 months ago
    • Jake McGuire
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      Jake McGuire thanks for sharing your thoughts, doug. seems reasonable.
      8 months ago
    • Henry Trikelife
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      Henry Trikelife You better have, surival suit, flare work in water and personal beacon.
      8 months ago
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    Jake McGuire
    "Jake McGuire" commented on Joe Hockman's Blog "Brain teasers for those that believe down wind turns are ".
    Fun stuff! 1.1) no difference, but how many of us have flown a hang glider or trike in hard IMC? including a moonless night over unlit terrain? 4) depends on how low you are when you're over the train. the train is moving 60pmh relative to the ...
    1 year ago
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    Jake McGuire
    "Jake McGuire" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "Video, Picture and content police. ".
    Paul, you should send the video to the FSDO and ask them what they think. My guess is that with 5000 feet of runway remaining they'd suggest using a bit more vertical clearance next time, but I really have no idea. Maybe they'll say that it's ...
    1 year ago
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    Jake McGuire
    "Jake McGuire" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "Video, Picture and content police. ".
    Paul, did the CFI think you were violating 91.111(c) because you were doing formation flights in the air, or because you were making landings like the one shown in the video?
    1 year ago
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    Jake McGuire
    "Jake McGuire" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "Video, Picture and content police. ".
    The maneuver in question looks pretty dicey - high relative velocity, low separation, and close to the ground. If the FAA wanted to claim this violated 91.111(a) or 91.13 it seems like they'd have a decent case. So I wouldn't do it, especially with ...
    1 year ago
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    Jake McGuire
    "Jake McGuire" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "Call to Action. Adding Spiral recovery Tasks to the Practical Test Standards (PTS).".
    Hmm, neat video. A little frustrating in that your helmet just barely blocked the view of the airspeed indicator - I'm curious how fast you were going when you rolled wings level and how much speed built up in the subsequent dive. Overstressing the ...
    2 years ago
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    Jake McGuire
    "Jake McGuire" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "Call to Action. Adding Spiral recovery Tasks to the Practical Test Standards (PTS).".
    It's not what you *said* in the video, it's what you *did*. As soon as the wings hit level (3:26 into the video) the bar starts moving out. Am I missing something?
    2 years ago
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    Jake McGuire
    "Jake McGuire" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "Call to Action. Adding Spiral recovery Tasks to the Practical Test Standards (PTS).".
    Larry, your video here is a great example of what I was trying to describe as "bar in, wings level, bar out": https://youtu.be/qFwNN_PVeRE?t=3m23s
    2 years ago
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    Jake McGuire
    "Jake McGuire" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "Call to Action. Adding Spiral recovery Tasks to the Practical Test Standards (PTS).".
    Larry, thanks for the reminder to speak precisely. "bar out to return to level flight" doesn't distinguish between "gradually let the bar out respecting maneuvering speed limitations" and "push the bar to the front tube" yet the difference is very ...
    2 years ago
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    Jake McGuire
    "Jake McGuire" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "Call to Action. Adding Spiral recovery Tasks to the Practical Test Standards (PTS).".
    Larry: I think knowing how to deal with a spiral is great; most people on this thread agree with "reduce power, bar in, roll wings-level, bar out to return to level flight." It's a question of is this something that needs to be put in the PTS, and ...
    2 years ago
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    Jake McGuire
    "Jake McGuire" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "Call to Action. Adding Spiral recovery Tasks to the Practical Test Standards (PTS).".
    Is adding spiral dive recovery to the CFI PTS really useless? It sounds like even within the CFI community there's a wide range of ability levels and recovery techniques used, so some standardization there could certainly help things. Also, why is ...
    2 years ago
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    Jake McGuire
    Jake McGuire commented on Doug Boyle's picture.
    Glad everyone was ok, Doug. Bummer about your trike - it sucks to do someone a favor and then have this happen. Did you discover this during an inspection following the hard landing? Any pictures of what it looked like from the outside?
    2 years ago
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    Jake McGuire
    Jake McGuire commented on Doug Boyle's picture.
    What happened? "duck walked off the runway"? Was everyone OK? The service bulletin (from 2010) was pretty easy to find - there's a big thing on the front page that says "service bulletins" and it's listed right there. Anyone know when the new mast ...
    2 years ago
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    Jake McGuire
    Jake McGuire commented on Heather Davis's picture.
    Very sad to hear of his passing. I met Jim in Petaluma during the process of purchasing my Tanarg, and he made the delivery flight from Petaluma to Lodi. He was friendly and funny and helpful and I never heard any one say bad word about him. ...
    2 years ago

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