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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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Around the Campfire
Crzyivan13 1 minute ago View the latest post Memorial Day 2016 who's doing what?
I finally got to take my 94 year old, World War Two Veteran grandpa for a flight in the...
Engines and Propellers
gptc Today, 01:57am View the latest post WTB: Un-Airworthy 3 Blade Prop
I did Brent. I will post pictures when it's done.
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Products, Gear, and Technology
onefitty Today, 00:41am View the latest post Interesting Gadget - "Eye Aligner"; Useful or Just a Toy?
I should imagine it's a good tool. I can't think of any large aircraft that doesn't have one, the Pilatus PC-12 is the smallest I'm aware of that has one as standard equipment. Any...
Trip Reports
Barnstormer Today, 00:08am View the latest post SQ2'n in Alaska
Phil, you had a chance to wet a fly?
Went ocean fishing with akgreg yesterday, but haven't fly fished yet. Still moving in (read spending lots of money on stuff).
Struck out for a couple...
Photography and videography
Cannon Yesterday, 22:20pm View the latest post Old camera gear
PM me an address and it's yours.
I'll look into a school donation. That would be ideal. In the mean time, I read that link, and I like the idea of giving kids a roll of 12 with...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
flyingzebra Yesterday, 21:37pm View the latest post C180 paint?
Will definitely inundate everybody with pics when it's done. it's an entire end to end in and out deal so it's pretty extensive. I would add pics of balancing the ailerons but between...
Airports and Airstrips
daedaluscan Yesterday, 20:35pm View the latest post East Texada strip
Have not got down there yet, maybe next week.
Spoke to Darren who said that tree height on the East end maybe an issue.
Products, Gear, and Technology
M6RV6 Yesterday, 20:19pm View the latest post Air lantern
So you 2, how would these work for runway edge lights every 200'?

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