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July 3, 2022 at 4:36 PM #16003Tim WardGeneral Member
Thanks to Noel for taking the ladder up and doing the hard work.
On the other hand, he got a pretty good flight out of it, so there’s that…July 3, 2022 at 8:03 PM #16006Jerome DaoustGeneral Member
Thank you Noel! May your windsock installation outlast all previous ones.
And to Stan, for donating a quality windsock.July 4, 2022 at 11:09 AM #16009David WebbGeneral Member
A+ install, gents! Looks pretty flash:July 4, 2022 at 2:00 PM #16012Noel MunozGeneral Member
Your welcome, guys.
For the club, anything.July 4, 2022 at 2:44 PM #16013Stan BarankiewiczGeneral Member
It should last because I bought an airport-quality windsock, which I donated to the club. Enjoy!July 5, 2022 at 4:56 PM #16031Jonathan DietchGeneral Member
It should last because I bought an airport-quality windsock, which I donated to the club. Enjoy!
Thank you, Esquire!July 6, 2022 at 8:15 PM #16044Tim WardGeneral Member
The last few I’ve bought have been “airport rated”, if that means anything. I’ve always interpreted that as being a windsock calibrated to fully extend at 15 knots.
But your post got me wondering, and so I looked up FAA requirements. For those interested, look at https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/draft-150-5345-27F.pdf
That specifies wind socks, and there’s only two sizes: 18 inches x 8 feet and 36 inches x 12 feet. Since the sock at Marshall is 24 inches x 8 feet, it’s neither fish nor fowl.
Wind socks are also supposed to withstand 75 knot winds, though it doesn’t specify for how long.
Days and days of 60 knots, though, seems to have deleterious effects, at least on the ones we’ve bought.July 6, 2022 at 10:07 PM #16045Quint MorrisonGeneral Member
Thank you Stan and Noel! Very much appreciated!!!
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