Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Inspecting Wood Structures

An aluminum structure, when highly stressed, will wrinkle and deform as the metal reaches its elastic state and take a permanent set that the mechanic can visually detect. However wood will not take a permanent set when overstressed and degradation can begin that will eventually lead to failure. If a [...]

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17th Annual Stearman Golf Outing

Notes from Jeanne Conlon, Becky Patterson and Diane Stickle, Golf Outing Co-Chairs on the events of the day. “The forecast for Monday, May 4, was cloudy with a 60% chance of rain. Not a good day for the 17th Annual Stearman Golf Outing. What happened was a sunny afternoon of [...]

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Take Offs Part 1

It’s a beautiful day and you decide that you want to go fly your Stearman. So you go out to the airport, roll it out of the hangar, crank it up and taxi out to the runway. There you line it up, cobb the power to it and launch yourself [...]

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