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Effect of the Eclipse on a Plane.

Old 08-21-2017, 10:31 AM
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Default Effect of the Eclipse on a Plane.

Wondered if there would be any effect, even though here we were only at 72%. Well, flying wasn't any worse, or better, than usual. Would be interesting to see the effect of a full eclipse. Would probably need lights on the plane, though. Maybe try that the next time.
Old 08-21-2017, 11:38 AM
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My landings were much better, so there had to be the effect of the eclipse. My buddy Cessna 150 was flown and he actually saw his nav lights!
Old 08-21-2017, 11:44 AM
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The only thing I can think of is that during totality, your engine might lean out a bit due to drastic temp. change,other than that,probably nothing. Ha
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Hmmm back in the 27 and 72 MHz days it was always easy to blame my own screw-ups on solar flares. No one ever knew when they were happening anyway

Old 08-24-2017, 02:44 PM
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One cool thing back in 1969 or 70 when we had an eclipses I was out flying my home built and I noticed for about 2 min. my airplane had 2 shadows.

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