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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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Trip Reports
SixTwoLeemer Yesterday, 22:07pm 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.
No kidding - you made short work of that Hope you you love your new life up there.
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
PAMR MX Yesterday, 21:52pm View the latest post Used Parts Survey
Zzz- the service you are referring to is called PartsBase. At PartsBase.com
It's pretty good service and allot of salvage and avionics shops list their inventory on it. I have used...
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Jeredp Yesterday, 20:33pm View the latest post FS: Gear- Flame Resistant (FR) Shirt from OAG-Survive The Flame!
I'd be interested if the colors arent too flambouiant. Orange is for hunting season and yellow is for wildland fire season. I'd like something that I don't feel like I need to take...
Modifications
Tom Yesterday, 19:58pm View the latest post Path to 182 Bushwheel Suggestions?
That's a good looking 182!
Trip Reports
CFOT Yesterday, 19:31pm View the latest post The Adventures of CFOT and Pokey Joe
Lol! I how do you tell which side is the dirty side in an Agcat? I just flew him back over to Colusa and dropped him off, told him you recognized the planes. Take care.
Accident Analysis
Zzz Yesterday, 18:34pm View the latest post Self Pity: Wallowing in Ground Effect
*Patrick Romano, author of our STOL Tips series
Engines and Propellers
Pinecone Yesterday, 18:33pm View the latest post Mt props
OK-OK! I'm leaving for the hangar!
Around the Campfire
Zzz Yesterday, 15:47pm View the latest post new BCP hat
Glad you like it, Cary! They get better and more flexible with time and wear.

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