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    To Idaho

    A newly minted private pilot sets off on a long solo journey west from Ohio to Idaho and learns some invaluable lessons.

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Engines and Propellers
DeltaRomeo Today, 06:22am View the latest post Manifold Pressure at altitudes
That is all well and good information a pilot should have. My frustration is that level of study, awareness, and technique (i.e. additional pilot workload) are necessary only because...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Bigrenna Today, 05:13am View the latest post 1955 Cessna 170B rebuild
I appreciate all the help! Dont need a show stopper, just a durable paint job that doesnt waste the time and $$ doing it.
Of course, take my post with a grain of salt as I tend to be...
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Extremely cool.
Products, Gear, and Technology
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Sorry. Amu's are aviation monetary units or 1,000.00 dollars.
Around the Campfire
PA1195 Yesterday, 20:25pm View the latest post Any suggestions to get over motion sickness ?
For seven summers I worked part time on the ocean in Alaska...crew and operator. I'd get sick then better in a couple of days. Did stagger a bit after stepping off the ship after acclimated...
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
A1Skinner Yesterday, 20:18pm View the latest post New Cables
McFarlands are nice for sure.
contactflying Yesterday, 20:00pm View the latest post Smoke system in certified aircraft?
Spray planes have them. They get washed after each days work anyway. Good collision avoidance. Makes flying pipelines at 200' across crop areas safer.
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
mtv Yesterday, 19:45pm View the latest post Modern ELT Options
FYI, a Garmin 396 updates every few seconds.....you're worried about updating position on an ELT?

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