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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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Marketplace MAU MAU 2 minutes ago 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!
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You know it's to nice of plane to not put an 0-360 on now right?
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A reman is sitting next to the aircraft ready to go in. It was ordered and got here before they took the prop off. That is service!
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Lowest cost: Buy or build a Zenair 701 or 750
Middle cost: Buy or build a Just Aircraft Highlander
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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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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 | 03:14 am 6OR9 - REDS WALLOWA HORSE RANCH, OR 6OR9 - REDS WALLOWA HORSE RANCH, OR
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Mar 14, 2014 | 15:07 pm new - Wayside Inn, AZ new - Wayside Inn, AZ
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