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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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Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
M3X 15 minutes ago View the latest post Guidance on aluminum fuel tank thickness for Experimental

Just for grins and giggles, why is it that you want to build a custom aluminum tank instead of using one of the hundreds of different size/shape plastic tanks available?
I see a huge...
Around the Campfire
asadarnell 23 minutes ago View the latest post Tailwheel CFI needed in Durango, CO!
Picking up one of shortfielder's planes?
Trip Reports
whynotfly Today, 14:34pm View the latest post Cavanaugh Bay and Sullivan Lake
My wife and I just returned from a most relaxing flyin camp out at Cavanaugh...
Flying Humor
Oregon180 Today, 13:12pm View the latest post Got a Favorite Quotation? - Aviation Related or Not
"It is far better to be lost and know it, than to confidently believe you are somewhere you are not." - Anonymous
"It's such a thin line between stupid and clever."...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
Hammer Today, 12:12pm View the latest post Weird oil temp issue
The first example sounds like a sticky vernatherm.
On the second example, a 40 degree fluctuation (both directions) in oil temp over the course of one or two seconds HAS to be a gage,...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
EZFlap Today, 10:45am View the latest post Horizontal vs. Vertical Orientation
I'm so happy that this idea seemed to resonate with other BCP participants. Contactflying is not the only grizzly old pilot on this forum whose flying experience will likely be of great...
wyomingiswindy Today, 09:09am View the latest post Flaps to climb?
My S7 has two notches.
In standard situations I pull all flaps to get off of the ground and then dump them gradually.
Loaded up at gross weight at high density altitude 1 notch is good...
Products, Gear, and Technology
hotrod180 Today, 08:45am View the latest post really confused please help EFIS and Engine monitor
I will soon be installing a Garmin G5 EFIS in my 53 C180. I got confirmation from the local FSDO that there's nothing in the regs to prohibit this installation: it's not a major alteration...

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