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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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Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
GoCougs 13 minutes ago View the latest post Used Parts Survey
Thank you everyone for your feedback. It’s much appreciated. I can see where there is a market the for owners like myself who have a tight budget on the whole flying thing. I can put...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Kitfox5 44 minutes ago View the latest post P.ponking the C180
So close. We will fly tomorrow!http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160601/35a1427060f67bdff43bc0b16280da97.jpg
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motoadve 49 minutes ago View the latest post Parking at Sun Valley Idaho airport
Next week will go to Idaho,during my week long trip , will spend a couple of days visiting my aunt in Sun Valley.
So will need to park for 2 nights at Sun Valley airport.
Info or advice...
Around the Campfire
Cannon Today, 21:21pm View the latest post Passenger etiquette...or I must be old fashioned...
Might be just me, but I never expect anything in return for giving a ride to a non pilot. Just as I wouldn't expect gas money for giving someone a ride in a classic car.
Even if it...
contactflying Today, 21:00pm View the latest post Taylorcraft Forum
Historically (I was there ), Mr. Taylor designed both basic airplanes. He worked for Pug Piper and then went out on his own. Got sued successfully by Mr. Piper because his first Taylorcraft...
Trip Reports
bart Today, 20:55pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Great lookin' Highlander! You taking that to Idaho in a couple weeks???
Products, Gear, and Technology
M6RV6 Today, 20:31pm View the latest post Air lantern
Go to Home Depot and buy a bunch of their garden or walk lights. Not too bright, but as long as you only need them to show the runway while landing, should be bright enough. You don't...
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courierguy Today, 20:25pm View the latest post Note to leave on plane when parked somewhere....
I'm telling my solar water pumping customers that are worried about someone messing with their expensive equipment that are in the middle of no where to invest in a quality sign and...

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