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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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Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
glacier 33 minutes ago View the latest post Cessna Doorpost Cracks Prompts FAA Concern
Curious: does anyone know of 20k+ hour 100 series Cessnas? Seems kind of normal for Alaska 207s.
I heard the 185s used on Mt. Cook in NZ were well in excess of 10k, and 100% of that...
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c180bill Today, 21:27pm View the latest post A Few Good Books
BCP interpilot loan, ready for next reader:
Jack Jefford: WINGING IT
Interesting first-person history of an Alaskan FAA pilot.
free to next reader, including postage
Pass it on
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Skalywag Today, 21:26pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
That fog pic is awesome
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Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
Pinecone Today, 21:07pm View the latest post governor failure at 585 hrs
Yes. I had this on my T210 several years ago. A local shop replaced the cap and adjusted and tagged it. The new cap was metal. I might still have that governor somewhere. I replaced...
Around the Campfire
PA1195 Today, 20:28pm View the latest post Jim Rearden
My boss knew Jim Reardon and Sam White and I had the privilege of meeting them separately in Fairbanks. Fly on the wall (me) took it all in. Both were different pioneers by today's...
Crzyivan13 Today, 20:03pm View the latest post FS Avion rams horn yokes
FOR SALE: one pair Avion rams horn yokes for Cessna 180. New, never installed.
Adjustable up-and-down, drilled for PTT (or whatever) swiitches.
No paperwork.
$250 + shipping.
Durango Skywagon Today, 20:01pm View the latest post FH-Wilderness Medical Classes-Pilot/Paramedic Taught-Colorad
Agreed, my classes fill with folks who work or want to work in the outdoors or as proffesional rescuers. I always put it out there because I like hanging out with pilots and you never...
Accident Analysis
contactflying Today, 19:46pm View the latest post Use checklists
For simple aircraft I agree. And with the kind of flying we did, emergency procedure was land and sort it out. To use a checklist safely would have required climbing and we avoided...

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Pilot and photographer Leonardo Correa Luna

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