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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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Airports and Airstrips
soyAnarchisto 21 minutes ago View the latest post Mexican Mountain, UT PIREPS?
I met 3 lurker BCP'er last weekend ferrying a 180 they just bought from California to Texas. They'd stayed at Mexican Mountain the night before (last thursday) and said the...
Trip Reports
Barnstormer 23 minutes ago View the latest post Escalante, UT to Skagway, AK
Wow Chris, you launched and got home before I blinked! Ah, nice to have a Wagon.
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175 magnum 49 minutes ago View the latest post Path to 182 Bushwheel Suggestions?
My 172 started out with the 310 nose fork and 600x6 on the front right from the factory and 800x6 on the mains. I have left the big fork and 600x6 on the front but switched the mains...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
wannabe Today, 21:27pm View the latest post Used Parts Survey
Dion: Most long lasting, used plane parts businesses I know of are in high and dry dessert areas.
As far as searchable or inventory listings go try: http://www.texasairparts.com
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hotrod180 Today, 21:07pm View the latest post A Little WA sandbar play
I-5 is self-explanatory but where is the Dogleg gravel bar?
I flew over to Arlington today for lunch at Ellie's and afterward flew the Stilly from I-5 upstream past the confluence of...
Engines and Propellers
Hoeschen Today, 19:59pm View the latest post Mt props
The MT performed well on last weekends trip to CO. I was in a hurry and ran WOT (21-22" at altitude) and 2400 rpm. She purred right along.
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Trip Reports
Crzyivan13 Today, 19:36pm View the latest post Attention Deficit: Alaska

I made a new "1 Minute Film" from flying with Devon.
Love it. Must..... Go......... Next year.
Accident Analysis
Cary Today, 19:31pm View the latest post Self Pity: Wallowing in Ground Effect
Just curious, some of you mentioned seat sliding back. My 172 has the emergency stop mechanism, it works kinda like the seatbelt in a car. Once you move too fast it locks up.

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