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    Attention deficit: Alaska

    Editor Zane Jacobson returns to Alaska for the annual sojourn to the Airmen Association show, with the newly added challenge of having the family in tow. Read More
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Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
aussie bob 4 minutes ago View the latest post Best lycoming cylinders
Mt humble opinion from all the way across the pond is that all new cylinders can leave a bit to be desired. It is a bit of a crap shoot. What the top engine builders I know do is get...
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GoCougs 9 minutes ago View the latest post A Little WA sandbar play
This is awesome. Where is this on the Stillaguamish? I've always wanted to land on some these sandbars I'm flying over, I was just looking at a couple on the Okanogan I was thinking...
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Pinecone 52 minutes ago View the latest post Used Parts Survey
Looks like the same paint scheme as mine also! No STOL fences on mine though, and the registration starts with C on mine!
Re: used parts. Forget the refurbishment side of the business....
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Marmaduke Today, 17:38pm View the latest post North East get together
I'm in weather permitting, only 460nm
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Hammer Today, 17:27pm View the latest post $125 tie down lines??
Hammer, just edit (pencil icon) the first post in this thread and change the subject title.
It worked! I feel momentarily powerful...
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Zzz Today, 15:49pm View the latest post Attention Deficit: Alaska
Z u just saw a small taste of flying and life in Alaska. Glad u had a chance to see a taste of what a lot of us spent a lifetime doing and enjoying on a daily basis. To much to...
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motoadve Today, 14:58pm View the latest post Motoadve gravel bars Washington
Have been wanting to do this for a while .
Was great to have Jughead along in his plane, he will land it first then let me know if it was ok for my plane.
Lots of fun!
Dogleg and I5...

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