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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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Marketplace
BamBam 19 minutes ago View the latest post WTB 170B/Murphy Rebel
Thanks everyone who messaged me over the last few months. I found "the one" in Wisconsin and am picking it up in a couple weeks. I just hope the weather holds up. WWhunter...
akgreg Yesterday, 23:46pm View the latest post FS: Electronics International gauges
I am doing a panel upgrade and have a few gauges left to sell,
All are less than two years old and are in perfect condition.
UBG-16 - 4 cylinder set-up. New $1648 - Sell for $1000
M-1...
Trip Reports
175 magnum Yesterday, 23:04pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Wonder if the Bearhawk was Dan Schillings. He runs one up there painted up yellow and blue like the Alaska flag I believe. He runs a big 6 cylinder Subaru in his.
Engines and Propellers
Zzz Yesterday, 22:48pm View the latest post You're building a new Exp engine. What choices do you make?
I change my mind daily on the fuel delivery. I'd rather not focus on that here. For the other component/accessories of an engine, let's hear it. If you've never paid attention to this...
Around the Campfire
AvidFlyer Yesterday, 22:12pm View the latest post Another Checkride in the books
This time a professional one. I started my USAF KC-10A Flight Engineer school back in Jan. Spent a while doing academics and sims and after a sim check did 9 rides and a checkride in...
joejenie Yesterday, 21:54pm View the latest post Ferry Rate?
A Pilatus and TBM will run you around $600-800 a day minimum. Some instructors are charging upwards of $1k a day. For the Citation Mustang, I can find pilots at $750-1k a day. Remember,...
Trip Reports
soyAnarchisto Yesterday, 21:49pm View the latest post Lone Star Maule Round Up 2015
I think I heard Pops say it best, "You'll never have any war stories if you don't go to war!"
Maintenance and Parts Support
NineThreeKilo Yesterday, 20:28pm View the latest post Which gauge to add?
Hard to say without knowing what you already have on screen and your mission.
I'd say if you have the GPS input, I'd go endurance, range, or fuel at destination.
If you don't have...

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