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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
wannabe 3 minutes ago View the latest post Used Parts Survey
Dion: Most long lasting, used plane parts businesses I know of are in high and dry dessert areas.
As far as searchable or inventory listings go try: www.texasairparts.com
Just thought...
Airports and Airstrips
4Whitey 5 minutes ago View the latest post Mexican Mountain, UT PIREPS?
Thanks for all the PIREPS everyone, they are greatly appreciated. Although our plans changed, I hope to get into Mexican Mountain at some before the summer heat sets in. My girlfriend...
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hotrod180 23 minutes ago View the latest post A Little WA sandbar play
I-5 is self-explanatory but where is the Dogleg gravel bar?
I flew over to Arlington today for lunch at Ellie's and afterward flew the Stilly from I-5 upstream past the confluence of...
Engines and Propellers
Hoeschen Today, 19:59pm View the latest post Mt props
The MT performed well on last weekends trip to CO. I was in a hurry and ran WOT (21-22" at altitude) and 2400 rpm. She purred right along.
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A1Skinner Today, 19:55pm View the latest post Path to 182 Bushwheel Suggestions?
I just put the 8.50 x 6's on the mains and the 8.00x6 on the nose with the airglas nosefork and I love it for my home strip. Theres a few rocks and bumps on it so the factory setup...
Trip Reports
Crzyivan13 Today, 19:36pm View the latest post Attention Deficit: Alaska

I made a new "1 Minute Film" from flying with Devon.
Love it. Must..... Go......... Next year.
Accident Analysis
Cary Today, 19:31pm View the latest post Self Pity: Wallowing in Ground Effect
Just curious, some of you mentioned seat sliding back. My 172 has the emergency stop mechanism, it works kinda like the seatbelt in a car. Once you move too fast it locks up.
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
aussie bob Today, 19:10pm 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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