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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
Mister701 9 minutes ago View the latest post Memorial Day 2016 who's doing what?
That's quite a story Cary. God bless you man, and Rest in Peace to all the fallen over the generations.
My nephew and I helped cook for about 250 at our church. Tri-Tip and honey...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Kitfox5 Today, 19:53pm View the latest post P.ponking the C180
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hotrod180 Today, 19:35pm View the latest post Bushwheels Scout 8GCBC
...Original Scout wheels are 8:50 x 6. ....
When I read this, I thought to myself that it sounded like bullshit. I've never even heard of 850x6 wheels.
Well AK-HUNT, I apologize! You...
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shortfielder Today, 19:23pm View the latest post Mexican Mountain, UT PIREPS?
I did Mex. Mtn, Eagle City, Hidden Splendor,Angel Point, Dirty Devil. Happy Canyon, Green River Subway(they were out of Ice Cream), but sanwhich and gas was good, Mineral Canyon, they...
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M6RV6 Today, 19:17pm View the latest post Air lantern
They are light, as in don't weigh much. They'd be a pain to weight down but possible I guess.
One thing I found, the button that turns them on is about impossible to find by feel,...
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Cary Today, 16:03pm View the latest post Inspired by "Flight of Passage"
On a related note, that's an excellent book--very enjoyable and pleasant to read.
courierguy Today, 16:01pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
I spotted this while still in Idaho, on the way to Kalispell the other day. Saved in the GPS, for when the skis are back on! Also this pretty smooth looking ( right....) ridge top in...
GumpAir Today, 15:32pm View the latest post Escalante, UT to Skagway, AK
You're missing a good show Chris!
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