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    Maule ferry flight to Alaska

    For the second time in less than a year, pilot Ted Waltman heads north to Alaska from the Lower 48, this time to ferry a newly-purchased Maule M5 from Pullman, WA for a busy friend.
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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
CFOT Yesterday, 22:29pm View the latest post Contactflying High Sierra Project- Sept 17-20

Getting very close to a plane purchase and hope to be en-route for a pre buy and flight home.
Safe travels all.
Any luck on the plane?
CFOT Yesterday, 22:15pm View the latest post Douglas Lumgair, SMFT Instructor Extroidinar
+1 for Blackwater, he flies that airplane like a fine violin. Learned a lot from these guys in a short time.
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Zzz Yesterday, 22:12pm View the latest post ForeFlight ending support for older devices
I think it's a wise decision on their part. The first generation iPads are really sluggish at this point. Even my gen 2 iPad is a dog. Something that might be critical for flight operations...
Around the Campfire
Headoutdaplane Yesterday, 21:11pm View the latest post Introduction of a BCP Newbie
I think Troy Hamon runs around in a tri-pacer as well, really likes it, and has some great photos from around King Salmon.
Headoutdaplane Yesterday, 21:09pm View the latest post Cessna 180B Vortex Generator Pirep
I think it is very airplane specific, I had a maule m-5-180 and they made a huge difference in control at low speeds, on a 206 I couldn't tell a difference at all. A buddy of mine took...
Cary Yesterday, 21:03pm View the latest post First Airplane Purchase help
The biggest issue in any airplane purchase is first determining your mission, then looking for an airplane that fits that mission. Too many people get the airplane first, then try to...
Trip Reports
A1Skinner Yesterday, 20:32pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Thanks for the PIREP. Been looking at a different engine for my 180 lately. We'll see what come of that.
I'm lucky that I don't he many lakes nearby, keeps the float temptation at...
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wannabe Yesterday, 18:17pm View the latest post The Bush Pilots
Sounds like time to order some winter reading. Thanks
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