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2 hours ago, CoastalWx said:

Wow didn’t know you were that tall haha. Those things are prone to turbulence too. I flew on a similar plane. E-190. They suck.

No way he fits in the glades. I feel like I don't even fit and I am 5'10". I always assumed @alex and @J.Spin were under 5' 5". :) 

My 7 year old fits way better in the trees than I do.

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15 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

No way he fits in the glades. I feel like I don't even fit and I am 5'10". I always assumed @alex and @J.Spin were under 5' 5". :) 

My 7 year old fits way better in the trees than I do.

It’s true.  Put a large camera backpack on me and it gets real tight sometimes.  Skiing on 190cm skis doesn’t make it any easier, like driving trucks through the woods.  Get real good at punching branches out of the way.  Jealous of the kids who just bob and weave through the tight stuff.

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22 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

I root for the Sox if the Yankees are out. Especially against the cheaters 

No you never, ever do that . You never root for the arch rival. Even against cheaters like the Astros. And the main reason is because of the obnoxious Sox fans you have to listen to rub it in your face. Living in Red Sox nation they’re everywhere. No thanks . 

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2 hours ago, Damage In Tolland said:

No you never, ever do that . You never root for the arch rival. Even against cheaters like the Astros. And the main reason is because of the obnoxious Sox fans you have to listen to rub it in your face. Living in Red Sox nation they’re everywhere. No thanks . 

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13 hours ago, Whineminster said:

You ever been that crash site near moosehead? Creepy that all the pieces are still there, and sad.

No, though I've read about it and seen the pics.  All the victims were recovered but there was no purpose for hauling the other debris off the mountain.

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8 hours ago, PhineasC said:

When they bring you on a bus out to the tarmac to load on the plane via a staircase, you know you are in for a bumpy ride.

My first commercial flight was PQI-BGR on a 16-passenger airplane with the old Bar Harbor Airline in Feb 1976.  The pilot asked the passenger across from me to help raise the staircase.  :lol:  Took off into a snow squall that had the aircraft dancing then climbed to 12k (I could see the altimeter) where turbulence was less, but the descent to BGR was quite rocky.
However, my later rides in light aircraft - Cessna 185s/206s, sometimes on floats - included some interesting moments.  On a very windy day flying from Chesuncook to Baxter, our 206 on floats was turned nearly on edge as we passed Soubunge Mt, I've hit my head on the ceiling of a 185 while firmly belted (no idea how that was possible) and in 1994 we heard gear bouncing off the walls behind us as we hit transverse rolls created by the Bigelow range.  I noted that the pilot chopped speed from 130 kt to 90 real quick.  On the ground I noted that fact and he deadpanned, "I thought it better if the wings remained attached to the airplane."

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Just received my fuel oil delivery of the season.  I think my last delivery was in early March. I have double tanks and this delivery was 248 gallons at $3.07 per gallon.  Usually our first delivery is larger but the warm fall has certainly helped with that.

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2 hours ago, SouthCoastMA said:

I'm all set flying in anything smaller than a 737. And the only way I'm going in a helicopter is if its a medivac, without a choice. 

My only time up in one was to shoot photos at the ski area and I was in the front seat with the doors removed and one leg hanging out.  They decided we couldn’t take photos and videos from the helicopter through windows so I see the pilot removing the doors and he just goes “don’t drop anything or it’s gone.”

The whole time I’m just praying the seatbelt harness holds since when the helo would turn, I’d be looking straight down on the mountain with no door or anything between me and the forest 2,000 feet below.  Ridge top winds as we’d approach the top were hammering the craft too.  Definitely one of the more “cowboy” feeling things I’ve ever done.  Flying around this little chopper with no doors, trying not to drop my phone or camera into the parking lot or golf course.

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PF:
Sounds like the airplane trip I'm glad I missed when I worked up north.  Co-workers were trying out 35 mm color infrared film to spot softwood seedlings otherwise invisible beneath raspberries, flying in early May between snowmelt and leaf-out.  With no camera bracket, the photographer (our research forester) had to hold it while leaning out the open window, as the pilot was flying in circles wingtip down to enable a vertical shot.  At 2000' it wasn't awful but when they went down to 500' the circles were so tight (with the stall horn blaring!) that the pilot began to feel ill and zipped over to the St. John to rest on floats for a few minutes.

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48 minutes ago, tamarack said:

PF:
Sounds like the airplane trip I'm glad I missed when I worked up north.  Co-workers were trying out 35 mm color infrared film to spot softwood seedlings otherwise invisible beneath raspberries, flying in early May between snowmelt and leaf-out.  With no camera bracket, the photographer (our research forester) had to hold it while leaning out the open window, as the pilot was flying in circles wingtip down to enable a vertical shot.  At 2000' it wasn't awful but when they went down to 500' the circles were so tight (with the stall horn blaring!) that the pilot began to feel ill and zipped over to the St. John to rest on floats for a few minutes.

Ha yeah low flying circles angling and looking straight down on the ground from 2kft up is quite the trip.  Again as a tall, wide shoulder Scandinavian I was a tight fit and I remember my knee bumping something in the center console and the pilot reaching over to fix something while going “Hey, try not to hit that again.”  I remember being terrified and  “Absolutely boss, I’ll just keep my legs outside the craft.” 

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17 minutes ago, dendrite said:

Anyone here use Dead River for heating oil? The guys where I get mine retired and sold everything off to them. Just curious how their pricing is compared to the competition.

Compare cash heating oil prices for New Hampshire (cheapestoil.com

Heating Oil Prices NH - New Hampshire - NewEnglandOil.com

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3 minutes ago, MaineJayhawk said:

Maybe give them a call to find out their price and then compare to those listed on the links

Yeah that was the plan, but I was hoping someone here had used them and had a review to provide. I used AD&G out of Franklin for a decade and loved them. Whenever we got low I'd call and they were there within a couple of hours...there was never really a need to lock into any recurring fixed plans. I usually try to get filled when the driveway thaws out a bit too since it can be a disaster for the trucks when it's glaciated. We got the letter in the mail out of the blue yesterday saying our account was transferred there...just wanted to research them out before I commit to them.

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2 hours ago, powderfreak said:

My only time up in one was to shoot photos at the ski area and I was in the front seat with the doors removed and one leg hanging out.  They decided we couldn’t take photos and videos from the helicopter through windows so I see the pilot removing the doors and he just goes “don’t drop anything or it’s gone.”

The whole time I’m just praying the seatbelt harness holds since when the helo would turn, I’d be looking straight down on the mountain with no door or anything between me and the forest 2,000 feet below.  Ridge top winds as we’d approach the top were hammering the craft too.  Definitely one of the more “cowboy” feeling things I’ve ever done.  Flying around this little chopper with no doors, trying not to drop my phone or camera into the parking lot or golf course.

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Did a glider ride in Stowe a couple years ago, its not only claustrophobic I left my stomach somewhere in the hills. He started off slowly gliding then started swooping around. Overall fun but won't do it again.

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2 hours ago, powderfreak said:

Been a real good month.

Yeah, I held through the lowest lows last year.  My crypto portfolio is modest but I feel a mild sense of vindication after investing $$ I couldn’t really afford.  
There will be big dips in the future but it’s here to stay.

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