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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Leonardo Correa Luna

    Professional pilot and aviation photographer Leonardo Correa Luna is our first quarter 2017 featured photographer. Get to know the Uruguay native and Cessna 170 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography.

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Accident Analysis
Oregon180 56 minutes ago View the latest post Use checklists
Yep, I do the same thing, imagining my pre-trip actions as a dramatic narrative preamble to that show "I Shouldn't be Alive", or NTSB report as a sort of extra gut check...
Trip Reports
Oregon180 Today, 00:40am View the latest post Another "I bought a 180" thread... (and WV-CO trip report)
Congrats, Asa! Great TR to boot!
I've owned my '59 180 for 11 years now, and as far as I can tell I'm still in the honeymoon phase. These planes are just smile factories.
Have fun,...
Ski Flying
CessnaDriverMichael Yesterday, 23:06pm View the latest post C-170B on skis
Hey folks,
Wondering if anybody is running the stock earlier soft gear legs on their a or b-model 170s with straight skis... If so pics please interested in seeing what the deck angle...
Gener Yesterday, 22:34pm View the latest post 100LL Storage
I use a propane tank. Clean inside, usually can find one cheap, zero loss to evaporation, no pump required...just keep air pressure on it (15-30 psi works best) and it flows as good...
Aviation Regulation and Law
175 magnum Yesterday, 22:33pm View the latest post Basic Med not in Canada
Just as a bit of information the USA also has a recreational pilot permit.
Subpart D—Recreational Pilots
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§61.96 Applicability and eligibility requirements:...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
4Whitey Yesterday, 22:03pm View the latest post Power lines
I actually reached out to Theo, the slack liner from this video via Facebook to ask him what precautions they took to prevent aircraft from hitting the line. He responded with in hours...
Cary Yesterday, 18:22pm View the latest post 206 for the well heeled crowd
I didn't ask about nor look at the rudder, so I don't know the answer to that one. We (the Cessna rep and I) talked about the difference in the cowl flaps (the seaplane kit's cowl flaps...
Around the Campfire
JamieG Yesterday, 17:56pm View the latest post Joined the straight tail club today
Yep, 1957 182A model. No cowl flaps, the lower cowl was definitely easy to remove without any of that extra junk going on. Assuming my CHT gauge is right (and that's a big assumption,...

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