Tom Currier

Tom Currier

60 years old
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Pembroke NH
United States
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4 years of flying and I just passed 100 hours of total flight time. Doesn't seem like many hours but I have a lot of short, 15 minute flights just looping around the airport or the lake. I have over 200 trips altogether. Just when I hit the magic 100

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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier 4 years of flying and I just passed 100 hours of total flight time. Doesn't seem like many hours but I have a lot of short, 15 minute flights just looping around the airport or the lake. I have over 200 trips altogether. Just when I hit the magic 100 hour yes I'm confident milestone I got beat up in some pretty hefty turbulence.......nothing like some really rough air to humble you and not get cocky
    5 days ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier commented on Dave Gibson's Video.
    Nice tunes, too
    17 days ago
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    Tom Currier commented on Larry Mednick's Video.
    Awesome. It looked like he really enjoyed his later years in life.
    20 days ago
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    "Tom Currier" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "How long does it take to solo? Two CFI options/opinions’. What do you think?".
    Doug and Larry, thanks for the comments. My feeling on my current 19m is that I have much more lift than I need. I'm in the air in 6 seconds with no wind, and much shorter with a headwind. My latest flight into strong headwinds had me in the air ...
    1 month ago
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    "Tom Currier" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "How long does it take to solo? Two CFI options/opinions’. What do you think?".
    On this topic I'm moving from a 19m to a 17m Northwing sail on my trike. Anyone in the know see an issue with that? The stall speed is 2mph higher but otherwise I think it will handle pretty much the same.
    1 month ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier commented on Larry Mednick's Video.
    This is really an amazing trike. Very impressive.
    1 month ago
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    Tom Currier
    "Tom Currier" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "Helmets and Risk Management for trikes".
    Same here, Paul. When I know my landings are going to be on the water you'll find me sans helmet; usually just sporting my headset and perhaps my leather flying helmet but that just makes me look cool :) (or so I think anyway). I sold my bike ...
    2 months ago
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    "Tom Currier" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "How long does it take to solo? Two CFI options/opinions’. What do you think?".
    CFI #2, then another after that. I did my initial training to sport pilot and soloed after about 15 hours. As Larry can attest to my land landings sucked; I was spoiled doing power on landings with extended runways over no thermal activity getting ...
    2 months ago
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    Tom Currier commented on Paul Hamilton's Video.
    This was me last night......
    2 months ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier Evening flight from the airport out to my son's house on the lake was a bit of a surprise. Surface winds 5mph, winds aloft at 3k' 5mph in the same direction. As soon as I took off it was squirrely as all get out. The quick 15 minute flight was bumpy as hell and when I approached the lake it was covered in whitecaps.......what the heck. Where did these 18mph gusty, squirrely winds come from. Upon my return to the airport there were 3 distinct "go around" situations where instead of a full go around I just gave it a little gas then tried to settle it down again. I finally set it down (surprisingly, a nice smooth landing) after running a few thousand feet down the runway. It reminded me of Paul Hamilton's really rough approach and flying along the runway he posted a video of. What was supposed to be a gentle, relaxing flight was a white knuckle trip. Unfortunately I forgot to bring my camera; would have made a great video
    2 months ago
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    Tom Currier commented on Tom Currier's picture.
    That's the plan. Current Cygnet is up for sale on Barnstormers and just about ready to order a new one.....just for the sake of trading up to new. My longer term plan is to build a amphib something or other......looking at a possible Stol with ...
    3 months ago
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    Paul Hamilton
    Paul Hamilton commented on Tom Currier's picture.
    So Tom are you selling your current one and getting a new one?
    3 months ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier commented on Tom Currier's picture.
    I've decided to go with a 17m for my new Cygnet. I've always had more than enough lift and I'm thinking with the smaller sail my vne is going to go up (as well as cruise speed) and it'll handle bumps a little better. The obvious downside is a bit ...
    3 months ago
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier Selling my amphib if anyone's interested: https://barnstormers.com/listing_images.php?id=1357748
    3 months ago
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    Fred Snyder
    Fred Snyder commented on Tom Currier's Video.
    Looks like fun!
    4 months ago

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