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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Leonardo Correa Luna

    Professional pilot and aviation photographer Leonardo Correa Luna is our first quarter 2017 featured photographer. Get to know the Uruguay native and Cessna 170 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography.

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Aircraft Types
hotrod180 30 minutes ago View the latest post What are your "must-haves" for a 185?
Been thinking more about this "must haves" business.
IMHO shoulder harnesses, good brakes, and secure front seats are the must haves--
everything else is wanna have and/or...
Trip Reports
BRD 30 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Yep, that's the ol' homestead. This is on a north east bay of Lake Edna. The Cub can live here on floats,
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but...
Accident Analysis
M6RV6 30 minutes ago View the latest post Use checklists
Came pretty close a couple of times!!
After helping find the pilot who tried to swim to shore after landing with the wheels down. He cut himself up pretty exiting the broken windshield!
Then...
Around the Campfire
asa 37 minutes ago View the latest post SpaceX Rocket Landing
Last year's landing on a barge in the ocean. If this isn't backcountry, i don't know what is.
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Aviation Regulation and Law
hotrod180 38 minutes ago View the latest post Basic Med not in Canada
...Yes that's true, but with the new medical reform in the USA, you'd think they would get together and allow cross border flights. Anyone going with the new drivers license medical...
Modifications
Pinecone 50 minutes ago View the latest post Panel mounted iPad - Cessna 180?
Can you find anyone with a water jet cutter in your vicinity? Much cheaper, and if you're not completely satisfied with the result, you just adjust the plan, press the button, and...
Trip Reports
Pinecone 56 minutes ago View the latest post Another "I bought a 180" thread... (and WV-CO trip report)
I've not used the BAS handles on any aircraft that I can think of. Mine isn't so equipped, and I don't really feel the need for them. Most ground handling, I use a hand tow bar on...
Fuel
Pinecone Today, 08:36am View the latest post 100LL Storage
The smallest delivery we've asked for is 2500 Gallons.
Our distributor prefers 4000 because that equals a full compartment in his truck that comes straight from the refinery, and...
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