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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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Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Around the Campfire
A1Skinner 4 minutes ago View the latest post Memorial Day 2016 who's doing what?
Same here in Alberta hotrod. We had just over 3/4" of rain yesterday and overnight, 500 foot ceilings and muddy now. Wife is gone to a wedding, so I'm being lazy and getting a...
A1Skinner 6 minutes ago View the latest post Bushwheels Scout 8GCBC
I had 31" ABWs on my citabria 7GCBC and they fit just fine on the stock wheels. You shouldn't have any problems with the Scout.
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Cary 21 minutes ago View the latest post new BCP hat
This thread sucks without pictures!
Methinks would suck more with pictures of me!
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
AEROPOD 47 minutes ago View the latest post Used Parts Survey
I have a lot of coin in used parts that aren't flying off the shelf. It is a tough business that is WAY saturated right now with folks buying up wrecks via insurance auctions and old...
Hoeschen 52 minutes ago View the latest post Path to 182 Bushwheel Suggestions?
Motodave there are some pictures here. https://www.backcountrypilot.org/me/my- ... bumid=5062
Hoeschen, that is why I bought the 1956 182 tall gear for my c175 project plane. I found...
Products, Gear, and Technology
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When was the last time someone saw RPM Aviation Oil on the shelf?
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deckofficer Today, 08:52am View the latest post Air Park living on the cheap
When the winds are low, my neighbor Steve gets more airtime than any of us.
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Mack Mesa ... 800ft grass strip with a 2600ft paved "extension" to practice...
Cute way to describe it.
Skagit Airport near here put in a grass strip alongside rwy 22 last...

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