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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Alex Wells

    Gentleman Husky pilot and globetrotter Alex Wells is our latest featured photographer. Get to know the Bend, Oregon resident a little better to learn how he brings to life his aerial landscape and candid photography.

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Products, Gear, and Technology
whee 27 minutes ago View the latest post Helmet Purchased. Time to get yours

$61 bucks a helmet? How many kids you planning on having!!
3 kids is plenty for me. I was thinking the Bonehead helmets but it does make more sense to buy the ProTec for the kids....
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whee 43 minutes ago View the latest post Crazy Canadian Super Scooper
Pretty intense refill pass. That reservoir is really tight and twisty.
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
akaviator Today, 22:32pm View the latest post Latest Kenmore Beaver
Beautiful, I'm sure Jimmy is going to love flying it. The reason behind the military scheme is great. And....
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c180bill Today, 21:15pm View the latest post Introduction + 1st time aircraft owner
Welcome to the aircraft owner adventure.
I am based at Davis and also have a 1957 Cessna 180. Needs paint, but flys great.
I do not fly enough.
Aircraft Types
mjdelaney Today, 20:48pm View the latest post Build a BC Cessna 172

For myself, the expenditure I made some years ago for an Angle of Attack indicator was worth it, as it allows me to fly approaches at the lowest safe speed comfortably, regardless...
Engines and Propellers
hotrod180 Today, 20:27pm View the latest post seaplane prop for C180
That's a helluva good price for an overhaul if it included the oil-filled-hub conversion per SB.
Mine was a lot more, like close to $4K.
Battson Today, 20:13pm View the latest post power settings
Another side-thought, which you probably already know - there is no scientific reason why over-square should actually matter - by that I mean:
The number of times the engine turns...
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
SportsmanSTOL Today, 19:48pm View the latest post Owner built parts on a certified aircraft?
There is nothing that says it has to be a duplicate but it makes the MOC of similarity a no brainer.
Owners have access to a significant amount of approved data in ac43.13 but very...


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A Thousand Words

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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer, Alex Wells.

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