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    170s in the Wrangells

    Two big-engine Cessna 170s venture out to the edge of the Wrangell-St.Elias region in search of the Alaska backcountry flying experience. Read More
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bigrenna 12 minutes ago View the latest post FS: Lyc IO-360 A1A
Left you a VM...
Around the Campfire
bigrenna Today, 07:17am View the latest post Air Pressure program on Discovery Channel
If anyone has a link.... or is this the same show that was called "worst place to be a pilot?"
Trip Reports
bigrenna Today, 06:51am View the latest post Zane And The 170 Gang-Trip Report
This was another amazing AK adventure for sure! Thanks Zane and crew for a great time.
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Fueling...
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pilot Today, 06:30am View the latest post Lost (nearly) all my oil in flight
A question I have is: Will all the oil in the tank/pan exit via the oil pressure line, given the opportunity? In studying this about the O-200 oil system design, I think the answer...
bigrenna Today, 06:17am View the latest post FS: Tips for OWL Stol cuff
Still need a home...
Float flying
steve Today, 05:26am View the latest post Rivers, ramps and new homes, oh my!
Here is a fairly simple ramp/dock that might work for you. It uses a cable winch system to lift and lower, so still requires electricity. I grabbed this picture off the internet,...
Modifications
Zzz Today, 02:31am View the latest post TSIO360 on a Cessna 170B
https://www.backcountrypilot.org/forum/170-vs-180-an-extension-of-my-previous-question-6836
Ouch. Salt in the wound. Thanks for finding it for me, though!
Google is your friend.
Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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