Tom Currier

Tom Currier

59 years old
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Pembroke NH
United States
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2nd attempt at winter flying yesterday........it went well. This time I wasn't cold at all with warm, doubled up mittens and my snowmobiling hood under my MicroAvionics helmet. My biggest problem was getting it back down on the ground.....damn there's

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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier commented on Damien B's Video.
    Nice. My grandsons were 9 & 12 respectively before I took them up. It's a great feeling to share this with the kids. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkFEwi6AP_A
    11 hours ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier 2nd attempt at winter flying yesterday........it went well. This time I wasn't cold at all with warm, doubled up mittens and my snowmobiling hood under my MicroAvionics helmet. My biggest problem was getting it back down on the ground.....damn there's a lot of lift in cold, dense air. If it wasn't for the 3200' runway it would have been a go around as my standard, summertime descent wasn't happening.
    4 days ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier I took my first sub-freezing flight yesterday. At 26 degrees it almost seemed like a heat wave compared to what we've been through. The flight was quick; in fact I took off before the numbers on our 6k' runway and although I intended to do a quick loop in the pattern, I took it up a few hundred feet then set it down at the end of the runway. It was a fine, smooth landing and enough of a flight to find the cold spots around my helmet. Think I'll stick with my over 40 degree limit in the future but it was nice to try.
    18 days ago
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    • Tom Currier
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      Tom Currier I have MicroAvionics gear which also has the neck piece but there was air coming in around my temples. I think next time I'll wear my snowmobile head piece
      18 days ago
    • Abid Farooqui
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      Abid Farooqui Lol. Can I interest you in a an AR-1 Gyroplane that has a convertible canopy with cabin heat. Best of both worlds
      18 days ago
    • Glade Montgomery
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      Glade Montgomery Tom, get yourself some Gerber heated clothing and you'll find 26 degrees can be warm, toasty and comfortable. One thing I love about flying on the coldest of days is how dense the air is. I've flown with density altitude at minus-2600. That's a pretty neat experience.
      18 days ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick Fly Com helmets with the available Flycom neck warmer should take care of the top of your body
      18 days ago
    • Tom Currier
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      Tom Currier I have MicroAvionics gear which also has the neck piece but there was air coming in around my temples. I think next time I'll wear my snowmobile head piece
      18 days ago
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    Tom Currier
    "Tom Currier" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Fuel filter for trikes".
    I use a K&N 81-0231 on my 912ULS SLSA trike: https://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?prod=81-0231
    1 month ago
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    Tom Currier
    "Tom Currier" commented on Frank Dempsey's Blog "Avioding cold starts with heating circuits".
    I use a heat gun to warm the engine. You must be careful using one ( a blow dryer might be a safer choice). I have a lot of experience using a heat gun to strip varnish. You really learn to control the distance required to warm things up without ...
    1 month ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    I need to add one to mine; Check sunglasses on face and not on lap
    2 months ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier Winter flying goal; Fly from KCON to the ice runway in Alton Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH. Not today as it's only 4 degrees but on one of those warm, 35 degree days I'll make the 25 mile flight up there
    2 months ago
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    Thierry PRADINES
    Thierry PRADINES has accepted Tom Currier's friend request.
    2 months ago
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    Tom Currier
    "Tom Currier" commented on monty stone's Blog "take-offs optional, landings mandatory. part two".
    Landing was a bitch for me until I trained with Larry at Evolution. Now it's less of a bitch :) Actually, I've come to enjoy landings since then rather than fear them.
    2 months ago
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    Tom Currier
    "Tom Currier" commented on monty stone's Blog " 'take-offs optional, landings mandatory'. part one".
    I'm just now after 3 years of flying getting over the "it's going to stop flying and fall out of the sky" thing.
    2 months ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier Aborted flight today; The winds calm both at the surface and at 3000', mostly high clouds so no thermal activity, and a brisk 37 degrees. I was all set to to and had taxied to the runway when my MicroAvionics headset started to bark with sharp static. Nothing I did resolved the issue so I turned back to the hanger. I went as far as shutting everything down including the trike and radio but the static persisted. I swapped out another headset and it worked fine so apparently the issue is in my headset integrated MicroAvionics helmet; bummer as that's my winter flight option to keep the noggin warm. I've contacted them and am hoping for a quick repair or replacement to get me flying again before it gets too cold (my cutoff is about 35 degrees).
    2 months ago
    • Tom Currier
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      Tom Currier update: Eddie Cartwright (president of MA) says it sounds like water/moisture in the micrphone; possible remedy is bring the helmet inside and sit it next to a heater for a few days, otherwise replace the pickup.
      2 months ago
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    Tom Currier
    "Tom Currier" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "What is the best trike for you? Ultra/nanolight or heavy high powered small wing. Here is a start and a comparison.".
    Why not a Searey or Icon-A5? Given a choice I'd opt for the Searey at this point. I flat out don't like the attitude that follows the A5. The Searey is fast (at least compared to my trike), versatile (land and water ops), handles the bumps better ...
    2 months ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier commented on Tom Currier's Video.
    Always; I have a one written up and on my dashboard.....I had to remove my helmet to make an adjustment just before takeoff and along with that my sunglasses. I put the helmet back on sans sunglasses and off I went
    3 months ago
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    Gregg Ludwig
    Gregg Ludwig commented on Tom Currier's Video.
    Do you use a "Before T/O" checklist?
    3 months ago
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    Leo Iezzi
    Leo Iezzi commented on Tom Currier's Video.
    Whew! Good thing it didn't cause any damage to the prop. Glad you're alright Tom!
    3 months ago

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