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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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Video Gallery Zzz less than a minute ago View the latest post Kevin Windham; Supercrosser, and a Husky Pilot
And overall good guy. Been a long time KW fan.
Trip Reports Zzz 1 minute ago View the latest post Now I'm A Pilot...Officially!
Congrats dude. There's no feeling quite like owning your own plane and being legal to go wherever you want without a signature.
Theory, Practice, and Procedures mountainmatt Today, 09:31am View the latest post Short strip / STOL Airplane
Beautiful place, I look forward to the video.
Engines and Propellers Aryana Today, 09:12am View the latest post IO-470 major crack in crankcase
If it is fixable, DIVCO would be the place.
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Around the Campfire Aryana Today, 09:06am View the latest post Starduster SA 300 Hawaii style
Starduster Too! Brings back memories...I have lots of time in one with an IO-470 and fixed pitch wooden prop. It was a beast, but oh so much fun.
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Products, Gear, and Technology mountainmatt Today, 08:06am View the latest post New Shoes!
Congrats Yukoner, you're going to love them!
Regional/Area Information mountainmatt Today, 08:01am View the latest post 4/17-18/2014 Phoenix to Minneapolis
Thanks George for coming up to Denver and saying hi, Luke and I had a great time last night.
Have a safe and wonderful trip to MN in that beautiful Husky.
Marketplace AEROPOD Today, 06:55am View the latest post FS: 1954 170B with 180HP $80K
I like this one:
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It's amazing what you can do with a cell phone and an ipad!

Airstrips from Shortfield.com

Apr 8, 2014 | 20:19 pm 0V7 - KAYENTA, AZ 0V7 - KAYENTA, AZ
timmonst updated an airstrip video...
Apr 8, 2014 | 20:09 pm 24AZ - PLEASANT VALLEY AIRSTRIP, AZ 24AZ - PLEASANT VALLEY AIRSTRIP, AZ
timmonst updated an airstrip video...
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
flynengr updated an airstrip PIREP...
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
sfuhrman updated an airstrip PIREP...
Mar 24, 2014 | 03:14 am 6OR9 - REDS WALLOWA HORSE RANCH, OR 6OR9 - REDS WALLOWA HORSE RANCH, OR
Bugs66 updated an airstrip PIREP...
Mar 23, 2014 | 23:47 pm No ID 140 - MERCEY HOT SPRINGS, CA No ID 140 - MERCEY HOT SPRINGS, CA
dudestickle updated an airstrip photo...
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...