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    Maule ferry flight to Alaska

    For the second time in less than a year, pilot Ted Waltman heads north to Alaska from the Lower 48, this time to ferry a newly-purchased Maule M5 from Pullman, WA for a busy friend.
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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
contactflying 4 minutes ago View the latest post Douglas Lugar, SMFT Instructor Extroidinar
Having flown with Doug last weekend, I can highly recommend him to teach safe maneuvering flight techniques. His mastery of both the flying of and teaching CFOT the low ground effect...
albravo 29 minutes ago View the latest post Contactflying High Sierra Project- Sept 17-20
So sorry I missed this.
I was going to say that flying with Jim is one of my bucket list items, then I realized that is probably poor phraseology for referring to a flight lesson.
Regions and areas
8GCBC Today, 10:39am View the latest post Discovery Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove (KONP)
Newport City, Oregon has a new TV show:
I hope they show Yaquina River mouth breaking with 50 foot surf.
Around the Campfire
robw56 Today, 10:27am View the latest post Tent For HSF
Just land in Yerrington and walk to the Safeway 5 minutes away. I'm sure they will have 1lb propane cans.
Trip Reports
Pinecone Today, 08:40am View the latest post Where did you fly today?
I flew up to Watson Lake and went exploring for a few days.
This is the Liard River just upstream from the confluence of the Toad River
M6RV6 Today, 08:14am View the latest post First Airplane Purchase help
Sweet 220 Stinson with great mods in Spokane, on AKlists!!
Grassstrippilot Today, 06:57am View the latest post Cargo Pod Questions
Thanks North River. I really appreciate all that detailed info. It seems like the overriding theme is 1) on speed and cooling, you won't know what you got until you get it on and...
Barnstormer Yesterday, 22:11pm View the latest post T3 Tailwheel Suspension
I'm not sure what I'll have to do to accomplish that, but will work on a solution. It may turn out that I'll have to swap out springs to to be able to repeatedly carry gross weight...
Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft


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