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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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Trip Reports DrifterDriver 56 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Flew over Bighorns place on the way to work today. Still there Willie
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They're always burning something down here seems...
Modifications denalipilot Today, 00:05am View the latest post C-170B/ IO-360M1B conversion underway
Is that Teflon tape on the fuel meter threading?
It looks more like goop in my full-res photo. I'll check next time I'm at the shop.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration denalipilot Yesterday, 23:42pm View the latest post Project: Cessna 170B
Looking great Rob! Is that a mini with Foreflight?
Ski Flying denalipilot Yesterday, 23:41pm View the latest post Alaska backcountry skiing, plane assisted
That's one of my favorite spots back there...protected enough to be discreet, sun warms it up just a bit more than the bottom lands, and usually good snow despite wind effects. Only...
Marketplace G44 Yesterday, 21:36pm View the latest post FS: 1954 170B with 180HP $80K
What is the empty weight?
What is the legal gross weight?
Video Gallery wtxdragger Yesterday, 20:33pm View the latest post Six Southern Utah Strips in less than 6 minutes
Thanks for the video, "The Reason We Fly"
NimpoCub Yesterday, 20:18pm View the latest post Fixing Propeller Blur in pics and video
I ordered one for a standard lens, and, with a little electrical tape, I affixed it to the front of the lens. Been on there for over a year now.....
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That's funny Mike!!

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