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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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Around the Campfire
denalipilot Yesterday, 23:56pm View the latest post Anyone recognize these wheels?
Here you go:
denalipilot Yesterday, 23:54pm View the latest post FS: Gear- Flame Resistant (FR) Shirt from OAG-Survive The Flame!
I'm interested. Were you wearing one of these in your recent 182 landing video? The yellow caught my eye. I'm down with bright colors, including yellow and especially orange. Sorry...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
PAMR MX Yesterday, 22:56pm View the latest post P.ponking the C180
I use to think the carb ice was worse but I have since found a couple big issues that were contributing after my engine change. Now I think it's the same as the 470R I removed.
Trip Reports
Barnstormer Yesterday, 22:23pm View the latest post SQ2'n in Alaska
From the Homer trip.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
C130jake Yesterday, 22:04pm View the latest post DAR willing to travel to Two Harbors MN
Whee, I called several on the EAA list, three of them were either no longer DARs or moved out of state. The EAA list is from 2004. I got ahold of a guy who quit being a DAR. Great guy,...
mmartin1872 Yesterday, 21:34pm View the latest post Straight tail project
Trip Reports
slowhawk Yesterday, 20:42pm View the latest post Escalante, UT to Skagway, AK
I hope you took your BCP poster with you!
No, I got it for the pilot lounge in Escalante, I hope the place doesn't go down hill
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Av8r3400 Yesterday, 20:33pm View the latest post Got a Favorite Quotation? - Aviation Related or Not
Surprised this one isn't on the list yet:
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

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