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    170s in the Wrangells

    Two big-engine Cessna 170s venture out to the edge of the Wrangell-St.Elias region in search of the Alaska backcountry flying experience. Read More
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Aircraft Types
Crzyivan13 9 minutes ago View the latest post Bearhawk Patrol: Is Anyone Here Flying One?
I went and answered my own question(s) today.
https://www.backcountrypilot.org/images/originalphotos/3822/1548/1af6aaeefcd5d6a7e5bb286f.jpg
Ill post up my thoughts soon!
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Matt 7GCBC 11 minutes ago View the latest post Zane And The 170 Gang-Trip Report
Cory, I think you're set up would be just fine for Peavine and Jake's bar and even Glacier Creek. 850s or the next bigger tire or the next are ALWAYS going to be nicer to absorb some...
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courierguy 30 minutes ago View the latest post MET tower collapse?
This has me puzzled, on a ridge top in an area I fly often. It would seem that it collapsed while they were erecting it. Hopefully, as I sure don't remember it being there standing...
Modifications
mtv 38 minutes ago View the latest post Cessna 180 Rudder Pedals
If you have the old, round top pedals, switch to the late model thermoplastic pedals. They have a much larger bottom portion, which has the same effect that hotrod is describing with...
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CamTom12 Today, 14:06pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Great pics everyone! Ranch, I bet it was like being on an island in the ocean!
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denalipilot Today, 13:25pm View the latest post Q for you guys with Selkirk foam interiors:
How snag-proof is the Selkirk foam? Does it withstand ski poles and antlers and corners of cardboard boxes? Does it age well or dry out and get stiff, or shrink in the cold?
Thanks,
-DP
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fishdoc Today, 12:34pm View the latest post I finaly own an airplane
Congrats!
Stop on over to 48WA on the east side sometime!
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Mojave Flyer Today, 12:24pm View the latest post Straight tail 182 diet plan
I see a lot of elbow grease involved in stripping the original Cessna glue and whatever substances have been applied over the years. Growing up in the old car and hot rod business with...

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