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Gig103: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 516x529]/oblig
xynix: Aircraft are expensive.. Even my little puddle jumper (172) has a $10-20k maintenance cost a year. That doesn't include fuel and oil.
netringer: xynix: Aircraft are expensive.. Even my little puddle jumper (172) has a $10-20k maintenance cost a year. That doesn't include fuel and oil.On what? A club pane with lotsa hours? Maintenance on mine can be $2K-$4K a year. Shared crappy hangar is $200 a month
Gig103: Total side track, how many hours are you doing to have those maintenance costs, if you don't mind me asking? I think about going for a license every so often and it's hard to gauge what the costs of ownership are compared to renting (at ~ $150/hr for a 172 wet).
LegacyDL: Have radar detector, will travel./Don't care if they're illegal in VA
Senseless_drivel: Not to make anyone paranoid but some states have been experimenting with low cost drones for this purpose for at least 10 years now.
YouPeopleAreCrazy: LegacyDL: Have radar detector, will travel./Don't care if they're illegal in VAThe radar detector detectors apparent;y do work.Cost me $115 to find that out.
ZAZ: They're not bluffing in California. More accurately, they're bluffing 99% of the time instead of 100%.Airborne police use pavement markings to figure your speed. Roads with markings to measure speed are illegal "speed traps" under California law. When the case goes to court the guy in the plane says he was pacing you and only using the road markings to determine his ground speed. So far courts have accepted this testimony.
Cybernetic: The detector detectors can sense the emissions of the oscillator that is built into a radar detector. Yes, they work.
marius2: I've always wondered how the hell they are enforced.