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  • #16003

    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…

     

    #16006
    Jerome Daoust
    General Member

    Thank you Noel! May your windsock installation outlast all previous ones.

    And to Stan, for donating a quality windsock.

    #16009
    David Webb
    General Member

    A+ install, gents! Looks pretty flash:

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    #16012
    Noel Munoz
    General Member

    Your welcome, guys.

    For the club, anything.

    #16013

    It should last because I bought an airport-quality windsock, which I donated to the club.  Enjoy!

    #16031
    Jonathan Dietch
    General Member

    It should last because I bought an airport-quality windsock, which I donated to the club. Enjoy!

    Thank you, Esquire!

    #16044

    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.

    #16045
    Quint Morrison
    General Member

    Thank you Stan and Noel! Very much appreciated!!!

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