100LL vs 100

DE727UPS

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Well, back in the day there was 100/130 which was green. I don't think we had 100LL then, though. Haven't seen 100/130 in years, so I'm not sure what you are asking.

Is this trivia question?
 

mikecweb

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Probably from some outdated written exam that her instructor is pushing. Just like the DF steer ########. Guys spend more time trying to teach #### like that then trying to get students heads around the ADIZ in the DC area or where to find a popup TFR.
 

USMCmech

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Actually I am the CFI and this was a question on the written exam used at the new flight school I am working for. ;)
Then tell them that that this question is completely obsolete. 100LL is the only grade of Avgas made for almost 10 years. If you ever happen to find any 80/87 left in some barrel in the back of a hangar somewhere, it's so old and stale you shouldn't use it anyway.

You don't ask questions about 4 course radio ranges anymore. Do you?
 

Sidious

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I sumped one of our planes last year and got green out of it. I didn't know it hasn't been made for that long or I might have thought twice about it.
 

woutlaw

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You don't ask questions about 4 course radio ranges anymore. Do you?
I'd love to try my hand at an A-N range to see what it was like.

Not exactly related, but are there any LF airways left? I thought there were a couple still up in the coastal Carolinas and maybe Alaska a few years ago but couldn't find 'em on a recent chart.

No reason in particular, I just think NDB navigation is fun.
 
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Roger, Roger

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Not exactly related, but are there any LF airways left?.
I was just looking at one of the AK sectionals on Skyvector and it had a couple of LF airways. That was a good stumper for my student on a commercial oral review :D
 

Douglas

Old School KSUX
wait, do they really not make 100/130 and 80/87 anymore?
I just thought I had never been to a place that sells it.
 

USMCmech

Well-Known Member
wait, do they really not make 100/130 and 80/87 anymore?
I just thought I had never been to a place that sells it.
80/87 Avgas was discontinued in 2003. 100/130 was phased out long before that.

I'm sure that someone could brew up some for a special order, but the cost would be prohibitive. They produce some 145 for Reno every year, but that's about it.
 

jynxyjoe

Queso King
Hilarious. I love NDB's. Drives me nuts people don't care about them anymore. NDB approaches kick ass.
 

woutlaw

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Does anyone else find this disturbing? Don't get me wrong every six months I have to shoot an NDB approach but NBD navigation...fun? Would not be high on my list.
LOL.

The really disturbing thing is the day after I wrote that I got cleared direct to the LOM going into Fargo. First time that's happened in ages. I wasn't sure there even was an ADF in that particular airplane much less one that worked.

I kinda pointed myself in the general direction and automatically started looking for the fix in the GPS. Surprisingly, it either wasn't in there or I just couldn't figure out how to find it.

Uh oh.

I blew the dust off the ADF, figured out how to turn it on, sniffed for smoke then sat there scratching my head trying to remember what I was supposed to do next.

It worked out just fine but man was I a happy camper when I could call the airport in sight a few minutes later and get the visual. :)

Classic "Be careful what you wish for, it just might get granted" moment.
 
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