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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Alex Wells

    Gentleman Husky pilot and globetrotter Alex Wells is our latest featured photographer. Get to know the Bend, Oregon resident a little better to learn how he brings to life his aerial landscape and candid photography.

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Products, Gear, and Technology
TomD 12 minutes ago View the latest post inreach / spot / spydertracs which one?
There was a previous thread about www.1800wxbrief.com being linked with a number of the Inreach/spot/spydertracs units. I am no expert on these but which ever of these units works...
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Barnstormer 28 minutes ago View the latest post SQ2'n in Alaska
One of the things my assistant Shanon wanted to do while up here in Alaska was catch a fish. akgreg was gracious enough to take us out fishing this morning, a morning that was meant...
Engines and Propellers
mtv 33 minutes ago View the latest post power settings
Depends on the engine and prop. Nothing wrong with running an O-470 over square. Years ago, I was interested in running a Husky over square (O-360 Lycoming), but, as is the case with...
Products, Gear, and Technology
A1Skinner 34 minutes ago View the latest post Helmet Purchased. Time to get yours
I just ordered a Protec to see if I like wearing one.
I am a bit of a helmet resistor. I always wear one on my dirt bikes or bicycles, but do not skiing. I get a lot of flack for this,...
Aircraft Types
Flymac 45 minutes ago View the latest post Build a BC Cessna 172
A friend in Durango, Co has one with 850's all around....He has it on the market...Been into Cabin Creek, Upper Loon (had to leave it one warm day) and several other strips...It's on...
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
mtv 46 minutes ago View the latest post Owner built parts on a certified aircraft?
FWIW, my first encounter with the "owner produced part" issue was caused by my disappointment at the anemic heater on my airplane, the first winter after I'd bought it. At...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
mtv 55 minutes ago View the latest post Ag/taxi/fire pilot advice wanted
I have been away from the site for awhile and returned to ask for some career advice. I'm glad I found this thread and that it is active. The advice on ag/fire/bush flying is certainly...
Engines and Propellers
Bearhawk_Cub Today, 13:48pm View the latest post seaplane prop for C180
I just picked up a 180K not to long ago. It has a c204/90DBC-0. It had 33 years and 785 hours SNEW. The overhaul and SB convert to oil filled was $2900. Maybe in the next year the 470-U...

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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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