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Offline Bill James

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« on: October 31, 2015, 07:59:17 PM »
At the Fort Worth SETP/SFTE Symposium (Society of Experimental Test Pilots/ Society of Flight Test Engineers) I asked the president of the local chapter if it was unusual to have professional military, corporate, or civilian test pilots at the symposium give a presentation on testing their own personal experimental aircraft; as the one that had just ended. In a nutshell, he said “No.”
So it’s not surprising that as the break was ending I overheard the following joust (the way I remember it):
Test Pilot 1. “So what you need in your cockpit for better data collection is the (fantastic gizmo). It’s the latest most high tech device on the market. Don’t you agree?”
Test Pilot 2. “I disagree a thousand percent. It does too much. I just need my five data points but in the format that fits what we’re doing.”
Test Pilot 1. “But you said you wanted more data…”
Test Pilot 2. “No. What I want is to have fun!”
Bill James, Fort Worth VariEze N95BJ
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Re: More Fun
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2015, 08:30:31 PM »
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Re: More Fun
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2015, 08:59:34 PM »
I wish I could have been there with you "big boys" to hear you discuss this big boy stuff.....
Dave Adams, Long EZ N83DT (Race 83) Villa Ridge, MO

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Re: More Fun
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 09:16:29 AM »
Bill James, Fort Worth VariEze N95BJ
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There was supposed to be anhedral?
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