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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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bigrenna 6 minutes ago View the latest post Great Ski Vid...
Kudos for this one... Thanks to Rory B for his flying.
Sure is purdy.
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So start the learning process in a rental.
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If you happen through Albuquerque (KAEG) I might be able to find hangar space for you.
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I like Yellow, visible if you have to walk out. Last thing we want after an accident is to be hard to see, in the airplane thru smoke or in a forrest setting.
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Oregon180 Today, 10:35am View the latest post Attention Deficit: Alaska
Really nicely done! What a fantastic adventure to take your family on.
Oregon180 Today, 10:20am View the latest post SQ2'n in Alaska
Amazing pictures and video, Phil! I know it gets said a lot, but you truly are living the dream.

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