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    Summer Travels in Canada's Arctic

    Canadian commercial pilot John Vandene ventures north of the Arctic Circle to the territory of Nunavut in a Beechcraft King Air, and gets a taste of true, remote, backcountry dotted by a sparse but rich native culture.

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Theory, Practice, and Procedures Sidewinder 10 minutes ago View the latest post Short strip / STOL Airplane
HAHAHAHAHAHA X 10 to the power of 5.... You funny boy!
Airports and Airstrips 8GCBC 53 minutes ago View the latest post Denio Junction gas?
My trip in 2013. Gorgeous!
Rome, Oregon
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Lake Owyhee, Oregon
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Products, Gear, and Technology A1Skinner Today, 22:27pm View the latest post Emerging Lifesaving Technologies ELT experience
I looked into one of these ELTs. They are not yet certified in Canada, so not for me for now!
Around the Campfire CamTom12 Today, 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...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration denalipilot Today, 21:54pm View the latest post Project: Cessna 170B
Getting back to the matter at hand- I really like the camera angle on the windscreen pic- it's my favorite pic since the new paint. It really shows off the new paint scheme!
Modifications robw56 Today, 20:55pm View the latest post Straight Tail 172 w/ 8.50's, Airglas Fork Install Complete
A Selkirk extended baggage will add 11bs at station 125.
Products, Gear, and Technology Redbaron180 Today, 20:14pm View the latest post Desser introduces new tundra tire
I wonder why they are even putting out tires that require air, with the new airless technology coming out. It seems like they might better spend there energy working on that...........
Marketplace G44 Today, 19:42pm View the latest post FS: EZ Flap reaches milestone, Sale Pricing
How about more pictures of the Blonde?
Hey Kurt, you better give me a ride in your new Husky or I'm going to show your blonde this post!
Ok Ok Ok! Deal!
Hey Rob, flew tonight,...

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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
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