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    Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective

    Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.

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Products, Gear, and Technology
akavidflyer 5 minutes ago View the latest post 26" Goodyear Blimp Tire Rubs on Brake Caliper...
I got a chunk of 4130 tube and cut a spacer out of it for mine to clear.
Airports and Airstrips
mtv 44 minutes ago View the latest post Montana Wilderness Closed
I am soooo happy that I no longer HAVE to fly around and through that shit any more.....
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What sets Franklin 220 apart? Simple: Not knowing if you'll be able to overhaul or replace parts in five years, or ten, or.....?
Too many owners, far too many promises that were proven...
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I sent you a PM before I saw this picture. Mine are the old 180 style, not this style. Sorry! John (Thanks, GT!)
A buddy of mine is looking for a replacement spinner for his 54...
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The topic came up on the old Bearhawk Yahoo group some years ago. As I recall, someone contacted a manufacturer and found that it would be on the order of $30k to add one, based on...
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hotrod180 Today, 09:35am View the latest post Straight tail project
If you look a couple pages further you can see the instrument light circuit. . And wire 36 is going from the ammeter to the light side of the breaker
Yup, you're right. Shows the 1953-56...
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http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/maps/realtime/fire/
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hotrod180 Today, 09:13am View the latest post C 170A upgrade to O360
That's a '52 not a '54 ...
Yup, good catch.
By the tail number, the s/n should be 25302.
Looks like they added an extra "1" to the end.
The weight being a typo is looking...

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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