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Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
Bdiazair 7 minutes ago View the latest post Garmin G5 now stc'd
The Garmin G5 is now stc'd for many aircraft, this looks like a very nice backup unit.
Products, Gear, and Technology
Bdiazair 27 minutes ago View the latest post Personal safety equipment (What's in your vest?)
I just ordered my delorme and a handheld radio today for my trip in three weeks (or less). I think I'm going to order one of the revere life jackets. I'll be spending some time over...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
kygreen229 36 minutes ago View the latest post 1955 Cessna 170B rebuild
Here is the nose bowl, working on getting the lower to match up properly,...
Accident Analysis
Bdiazair 38 minutes ago View the latest post Seaplane Stall-Spin into Connecticut House- VIDEO
Very lucky to have survived that, I bet the house absorbed a lot of energy.
cliff Today, 17:39pm View the latest post Oshkosh tomorrow
I fell ass backwards into a day at Oshkosh tomorrow. We are leaving Fredrick MD at 5am in a Pilatus PC-12. Any body on here that is going to be there. My wife and I would enjoy meeting...
A1Skinner Today, 17:18pm View the latest post Hail Damage
Wow for sure. But then again, I was drilling rivets out of a C182 horizontal stab skin today and thinking I sure am glad that I am not the guy that has to buck the rivets back in! The...
Around the Campfire
North River Today, 15:52pm View the latest post Cowboys guide to the 185
Sorry for dredging up the old thread, but.....
Hoping someone somewhere might have a copy of the other cowboy's guide - for the BN-2 Islander. It was a good read too but seems the...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
slowhawk Today, 15:37pm View the latest post Pre-Heating Questions
This will be my first winter owning a plane.
But i was wondering, does anyone ever put electric blankets on the wings under the covers? Seams that it would keep frost off but maybe...

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