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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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Photography and videography
Zzz Today, 00:57am View the latest post Vidme: Promising video hosting alternative to Youtube/Vimeo
Been following these guys for a few months and their offering continues to improve. They have a pretty decent mobile app/uploader too.
https://vid.me/backcountrypilot
I've added forum...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Zzz Yesterday, 22:42pm View the latest post Garmin Virb Elite review
Just bought a Garmin VIRB Elite and am interested in Addicted2Climbing’s camera mounts mentioned above. Where can I get one?
Hamish
Probably PM Addicted2climbing directly, as he is...
Aircraft Types
Zzz Yesterday, 22:36pm View the latest post Bearhawk Patrol: Is Anyone Here Flying One?
This might help you find resources: http://www.bearhawkbuilder.com/
Also, there is a fly-in at Frederick, MD next weekend that Bob and Mark Goldberg will be at with their Patrols.
Trip Reports
Zzz Yesterday, 22:26pm View the latest post Zane And The 170 Gang-Trip Report
Thank you, Darin. That means a lot.
Float flying
Cary Yesterday, 22:06pm View the latest post Rivers, ramps and new homes, oh my!
It was noisy, too--no muffler.
Cary
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Cary Yesterday, 22:03pm View the latest post Looking for a builder/owner planning on using Oregon Aero
FWIW, I had the pilot seat in my P172D rebuilt by Oregon Aero, a few years ago. Definitely one of the better mods, as it makes it possible to fly all day and still walk at the end of...
Modifications
Cary Yesterday, 22:01pm View the latest post TSIO360 on a Cessna 170B
From what little I know about experimentals, I don't think that there is a way to turn it into a usable category. I think it's stuck in the "exhibition" category, which means...
Marketplace
kase Yesterday, 20:53pm View the latest post WTB: Cessna 180
I may not know shit about 180s bid I did know not to pay 50k for it, put 20k in it, then sell it for 54k.
No disrespect Kase but not really cool to crush a member on his plane for sale....
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