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    High Sierra fly-in adventure

    A Washington state pilot turns his Cessna 170 on course for the 2016 High Sierra fly-in with a play-by-play account of his journey to the 7th annual high desert backcountry event.

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Aviation Regulation and Law
SpainCub 15 minutes ago View the latest post Aircraft totalled by insurance has now been rebuilt
Call "your" lawyer... hi will know how best to protect your interest, if you don't have one with a long term relationship... what everyone else said!
WorkingWarbirds Today, 12:06pm View the latest post FS: 1970 7GCBC Citabria $32,000
Howdy All, I'm putting up my Citabria for sale to make way for the 172 project.
The basics:
1970 7GCBC Citabria (~2600TTAF)
150HP Lycoming O-320 (~250SMOH, 2014)
Heel brakes
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Today, 11:10am View the latest post 2016.12.04 Seas Calm (ocean ops good to go)
Weather is great for ocean ops...
Looks like "I'm back in the saddle again...". GRIB forecast is calm seas thru weekend. Purchasing more ice, lures, new washdown hose,...
Light Sport Aircraft and Ultralights
ExperimentalAviator Today, 09:24am View the latest post The woodhopper
Yep, I was looking at the ProCub. Oops...
One thing I remember reading about (on a discontinued model from Belite) is the Belite uses flaperons because the stall speed is too high...
Aviation Regulation and Law
rw2 Today, 07:57am View the latest post ADS B - Pros & Cons
Depending on how the radar is adjusted, primary targets may be very difficult to observe.
Great, another thing to keep me up thinking about...
(thanks for the info...)
Trip Reports
BTV Yesterday, 21:53pm View the latest post Keeping Up With Crzyivan13-Video: Sunday Patchwork
Great video Evan, looks like fun.
Hampton is a really cool little airport. I've got great memories from picking up my 180 there last January.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
HawkRT Yesterday, 18:20pm View the latest post Bearhawk 134RT Build
We finished installing an LED landing light in the nose bowl, not a lot of room to work with up there - even with the smaller lightweight starter that we have. Crazy that this Whelen...


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