Tom Currier

Tom Currier

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A bit of a sketchy flight this weekend going from the lake down to the airport (KCON). First I had my Costa's in my lap, took off, and a few seconds after takeoff heard them going through the prop.....second, I was transmitting my distance from the airpo

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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
    5 days ago
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    Gregg Ludwig
    Gregg Ludwig commented on Tom Currier's Video.
    Do you use a "Before T/O" checklist?
    5 days 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!
    5 days ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier commented on Tom Currier's Video.
    On my lap then you can barely see them ripping towards the prop as I take off. I heard the strike and landed immediately. It took a few minutes to figure out what happened then continued on my way. The blade had a small scratch but otherwise no ...
    5 days ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier has added a new Video.
    5 days ago
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    Lindsay Mannix
    Lindsay Mannix commented on Tom Currier's Video.
    The object you are going to collide with is simply a dot that gets bigger ..whether it be f15 vs para-gilder .It is always a stationary dot getting bigger and very hard to see . low sped vs low speed is a bit better,but no matter the angle of ...
    11 days ago
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    Andy Hughes
    Andy Hughes commented on Tom Currier's Video.
    Heather, that is too funny! Having a delicate passenger in a spiral, lol. I have had the same thing on my bike. Hungover cutie pie thinks she is the bomb, pass a car going from 30 to 80 mph. Next thing I pull over for breakfast, puke all over my ...
    12 days ago
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    Job Chithalan
    Job Chithalan commented on Tom Currier's Video.
    Tractor configuration may better in terms of efficiency but they are hopeless when in comes to forward visibility. Never going back to tractors again, Pushers all the way!
    12 days ago
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    Heather Davis
    Heather Davis commented on Tom Currier's Video.
    Andy, I'd bet a lot that pilot never saw you. I fly Pipers and find it disconcerting how you can't see below you, profoundly on the right. Having now dabbled in airplanes makes me even more vigilant in a trike. I think we can assume we have MUCH ...
    13 days ago
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    Andy Hughes
    Andy Hughes commented on Tom Currier's Video.
    I had the same thing today only a little closer, Piper with no com's or his com was off, passed me 200' above and 200' to the left side coming towards me? I always announce were I am every 15 min or so, even when I'm not in a busy area. Glad I had a ...
    13 days ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier has added a new Video.
    15 days ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier A bit of a sketchy flight this weekend going from the lake down to the airport (KCON). First I had my Costa's in my lap, took off, and a few seconds after takeoff heard them going through the prop.....second, I was transmitting my distance from the airport every 4 miles along with destination runway and altitude. A piper cub passed in the opposite direction about 200' below me....a little scary to say the least. I never heard any radio calls from him. At any rate, I arrived save and sound at my winter hanger and am ready for smooth air, winter flying. We have a nice ice runway up on lake Winnipesaukee and I'm looking forward to a few flights up there.
    15 days ago
    • Doug Boyle
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      Doug Boyle The Cub doesn't have an electrical system, so would have to be handheld equipped to communicate. This weekend we had an oblivious Cub pilot operating while Todd and I had students in the air. The Cub created a "runway incursion" scenario when he opted to cross the runway while I was on short final; he also taxied into position while Todd was turning base-to-final, and then just sat there for a minute. You've got to expect the unexpected!
      15 days ago
    • Tom Currier
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      Tom Currier My head is always on a swivel but I didn't see him until the last minute (too late). I'm posting the vid now
      15 days ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier A bit of a sketchy flight this weekend going from the lake down to the airport (KCON). First I had my Costa's in my lap, took off, and a few seconds after takeoff heard them going through the prop.....second, I was transmitting my distance from the airport every 4 miles along with destination runway and altitude. A piper cub passed in the opposite direction about 200' below me....a little scary to say the least. I never heard any radio calls from him. At any rate, I arrived save and sound at my winter hanger and am ready for smooth air, winter flying. We have a nice ice runway up on lake Winnipesaukee and I log forward to a few flights up there.
    15 days ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier A bit of a sketchy flight this weekend going from the lake down to the airport (KCON). First I had my Costa's in my lab, took off, and a few seconds after takeoff heard them going through the prop.....second, I was transmitting my distance from the airport every 4 miles along with destination runway and altitude. A piper cub passed in the opposite direction about 200' below me....a little scary to say the least. I never heard any radio calls from him. At any rate, I arrived save and sound at my winter hanger and am ready for smooth air, winter flying. We have a nice ice runway up on lake Winnipesaukee and I log forward to a few flights up there.
    15 days ago
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    Tom Currier
    "Tom Currier" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Speed range in Strut wings vs Cable braced wing".
    My Cygnet is a compromise. With a stall speed of 37 and cruise at just over 50 I'm happy but in the bumps and in windy conditions the large sail is difficult to manage and requires muscle. I've tailored my workouts so I'm working on the muscle ...
    19 days ago

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