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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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maules.com 12 minutes ago View the latest post Flying Doorless?
For any Maule owners following this doors off thread;
The Maule POH allows door off operations to 125mph within the TC of the airplanes.
No STC is needed.
Flight is allowed with either...
Crzyivan13 29 minutes ago View the latest post FS: Gear- Post Crash Fire Protection from OAG
In my original post on this thread, I talked about doing things more safety oriented. I wasn’t sure where that would lead, but I knew that I wanted to do it.
One of the first things...
Trip Reports
Squash 32 minutes ago View the latest post Attention Deficit: Alaska
Wonderful story and well written. Sign me up. I want to go there and visit that beautiful place.
Skalywag Today, 07:25am View the latest post Oregon180's Aerial Meanderings
Great pics, sure is some amazing country up there! I like that shiny Sportsman leading edge too, beautiful ship
Accident Analysis
Skalywag Today, 07:24am View the latest post Self Pity: Wallowing in Ground Effect
I like the peanut gallery audio, mierda!!!
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acroflyrgirl Today, 07:19am View the latest post CO to AZ next week
I've got long weekend, a new plane to play with and a need to move it home......so of course that opens up so many possibilities. Looking for ideas on where to stop, to visit or camp...
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Farmboy Today, 07:11am View the latest post How to preflight a Cirrus
Make sure to go back and watch his two other videos on "landing" and then "taking off again"... Does a good job poking fun at an airplane he owns, and those that...
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contactflying Today, 06:37am View the latest post Close call
A number of close calls and accidents have been caused by the single tree in an otherwise pure crop field, the tree that shouldn't be there. We need to scan all around us continuously...

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