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    Maule ferry flight to Alaska

    For the second time in less than a year, pilot Ted Waltman heads north to Alaska from the Lower 48, this time to ferry a newly-purchased Maule M5 from Pullman, WA for a busy friend.
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Barnstormer 15 minutes ago View the latest post T3 Tailwheel Suspension
I'm not sure what I'll have to do to accomplish that, but will work on a solution. It may turn out that I'll have to swap out springs to to be able to repeatedly carry gross weight...
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Maybe three weeks left before I head for Texas for the Winter. Gonna get as much flying in as possible in the meantime. Here is a vid from last week.
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