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Products, Gear, and Technology Cannon 20 minutes ago View the latest post Emerging Lifesaving Technologies ELT experience
I elected to go with the ACK E04 unit - which doesn't have GPS integrated in it. But you can easily wire in your portable GPS signal from a handheld or purchase a $70 Garmin GPS receiver...
Around the Campfire DrifterDriver Today, 02:43am View the latest post Starduster SA 300 Hawaii style
Tommorow till the end of time......
On a serious note i might look into comming over to say gday, same goes
Next time you come over well have to set aside mire time to hang out
Video Gallery Karmutzen Today, 02:04am View the latest post Red Bull in Texas
At :52 flying under that freeway was pretty cool. Looks like he got himself a new airplane after writing off the last one in that El Salvador airshow.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration NZMaule Today, 01:50am View the latest post Project: New C180H - The Madness Begins...
Hey Greg just to mix it up a bit what glass for side windows did you settle on and why? I see they are tinted, is that with the new solar control material of Great Lakes?. Is side window...
Marketplace EZFlap Today, 00:50am View the latest post FS: EZ Flap reaches milestone, Sale Pricing
"The Blonde" can be seen more than once in the little demo video which is on the first page of the product website.
Unfortunately, I can also be seen in that video, and my...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures Sidewinder Yesterday, 23:47pm View the latest post Short strip / STOL Airplane
HAHAHAHAHAHA X 10 to the power of 5.... You funny boy!
Oh Yeah. Don't forget to post the video when you actually do it. You just might find a use for that "lefted" 300'
Airports and Airstrips 8GCBC Yesterday, 23:03pm View the latest post Denio Junction gas?
My trip in 2013. Gorgeous!
Rome, Oregon
http://www.backcountrypilot.org/images/originalphotos/2165/3717/be94fc5ec1a5a8376ec840ab.jpg
Lake Owyhee, Oregon
http://www.backcountrypilot.org/images/originalphotos/2165/3717/7b7bb9e5636b7bceeaa7d302.jpg
Around the Campfire CamTom12 Yesterday, 22:21pm View the latest post 72 years ago today this happened!
I've got to respectfully disagree with you, Contact. The magnitude of the sacrifice has been less maybe, but the level of the sacrifice is at the same level for all wars.
We're probably...

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Apr 8, 2014 | 20:19 pm 0V7 - KAYENTA, AZ 0V7 - KAYENTA, AZ
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Apr 8, 2014 | 20:09 pm 24AZ - PLEASANT VALLEY AIRSTRIP, AZ 24AZ - PLEASANT VALLEY AIRSTRIP, AZ
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Apr 8, 2014 | 15:37 pm 28U - OWYHEE RESERVOIR STATE, OR 28U - OWYHEE RESERVOIR STATE, OR
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Mar 25, 2014 | 22:23 pm new - Robbins Skyranch, CA new - Robbins Skyranch, CA
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Mar 25, 2014 | 22:16 pm new - Salt Springs Valley Strip, CA new - Salt Springs Valley Strip, CA
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Mar 24, 2014 | 21:26 pm No ID 041 - TEMPERANCE CREEK, OR No ID 041 - TEMPERANCE CREEK, OR
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Mar 24, 2014 | 03:14 am 6OR9 - REDS WALLOWA HORSE RANCH, OR 6OR9 - REDS WALLOWA HORSE RANCH, OR
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Mar 23, 2014 | 23:47 pm No ID 140 - MERCEY HOT SPRINGS, CA No ID 140 - MERCEY HOT SPRINGS, CA
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Mar 20, 2014 | 20:59 pm E92 - ESTANCIA MUNI, NM E92 - ESTANCIA MUNI, NM
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Mar 14, 2014 | 15:07 pm new - Wayside Inn, AZ new - Wayside Inn, AZ
timmonst updated an airstrip video...