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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 EZFlap Yesterday, 23:51pm View the latest post FS: EZ Flap reaches milestone, Sale Pricing
I hope this is permitted in the Marketplace section.
In celebration of reaching the 250th EZ Flap unit, and as a tip of the hat to the place where the first several sales came from,...
Around the Campfire 8GCBC Yesterday, 23:28pm View the latest post Starduster SA 300 Hawaii style
A buddy called and basically gave me unlimited use of a very cool aircraft for Hawaii! It is frick'n gorgeous.
My friend knew I did not have an aircraft here so her she is!
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Products, Gear, and Technology EZFlap Yesterday, 23:21pm View the latest post Wing tiedown hammock
Here's an idea that plits the difference:
Make up a tripod/teepee stand out of three lightweight aluminum poles. Place this teepee stand under the wing/strut junction. Hang the heavier...
Engines and Propellers 8GCBC Yesterday, 23:19pm View the latest post IO-470 major crack in crankcase
5 CAP aircraft in the shop today. At 1400 hours TT an IO-470 needs replacement.
The crack on the 3rd right cylinder bolt is about 2" long.
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Maintenance and Parts Support denalipilot Yesterday, 22:30pm View the latest post Announcement: Steve's Aircraft Gascolator's
Got mine on the new conversion!
-DP
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Products, Gear, and Technology RockHopper Yesterday, 22:28pm View the latest post LED Nav/Strobes
Those work real good! You've got me sold! Great video. Staggered flashing is perfect. The more obnoxious, the better as that is what will get another pilots attention faster.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration oldtech Yesterday, 22:15pm View the latest post Project: Cessna 170B
Rob, you have done an amazing amount of work in a fairly short time, Looking great!! You realize I'm always looking over your shoulder to see how this turns out. Allan
Products, Gear, and Technology RockHopper Yesterday, 22:12pm View the latest post Emerging Lifesaving Technologies ELT experience
I too have one installed in my 185. I purchased and had it installed by Northern Lights Avionics at Merrill Field. When NLA installed my elt, they would not install it in the original...

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