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NineThreeKilo 3 minutes ago View the latest post ANR headset conversion kit
Thanks for the PIREP!
ANR is really one of the best ROIs in aviation, even at $1k for a headset it's far less than what non reversible hearing damage will cost, I got my ANR Zulus...
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Texada fly in tomorrow.
Unfortunately I fly out to work tonight but it should be fun:)
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I watched them last night--15 knot crosswind didn't help, but still very impressive. I figured that the only way I could match them would be if I just pointed it straight down, but...
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Here's some information for Montana. Similar requirements (and prohibitions regarding landing fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft) exist in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. Check the...
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1976 A185F. 18502909. Pushing 1900 lb. empty. IO-550, MT 3 blade. King digital panel. Articulating seats, 4 seats total. Rear battery. No STOL kit. 6:00 X 6. Heavy upholstery and...
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Ha Ha! Ya think! Tell those hosers that on the red forums.
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I think it is only for gliders at this time but the door is open so that is good
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