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Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Aircraft Types
Bdiazair 48 minutes ago View the latest post Avionics master relay?
not common to have a actual relay installed, but I'm sure it can be done. If there is an avionics bus installed it's typically a on a switch (with a circuit breaker type switch) you...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
onefitty Today, 22:18pm View the latest post IO-520 Shutdown Issues - Help!
Chances are it's the fuel manifold valve / distributor valve / spider, whatever you want to call it. It has a spring loaded diaphragm valve. One side vented to atmosphere, the other...
Around the Campfire
albravo Today, 21:40pm View the latest post Flying my new Aussie home
Great pics and good looking pup. I've known a few Aussie Shepherds and they are great dogs. Very smart.
Plus, they drink way less beer than the human Aussie's I've befriended over...
aktahoe1 Today, 21:28pm View the latest post T3 Tailwheel Suspension
I'm a fan! 6000 hours on a hard tailed 180 and a few hundred in a cub with the traditional leaf spring the T3 removed the loud thud and hard tail feel taxiing around. How often are...
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aktahoe1 Today, 21:17pm View the latest post Aktahoe - Adventures in a Backcountry Super Cub Rev 2
8GCBC Today, 19:58pm View the latest post Camping at Toketee tonight
Toketee State Airport is like Idaho without the crowds. Weather is high and dry this time of year!

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