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Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Trip Reports
Crzyivan13 less than a minute ago View the latest post Flying with RobW56
Nice!!!! Great pics Rob. That 180 is perfect for your family.
Products, Gear, and Technology
M6RV6 6 minutes ago View the latest post Foreflight - Terrain Map for Offline Use
Are not the sectionals now not data driven, I cannot believe there is some dude or dudette redrawing the charts!
Tho as long as it takes to get something changed on one might lead you...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
A1Skinner 26 minutes ago View the latest post C180 alternator belt
Since the prop is coming off maybe buy two and zip tie the sapre in place.
Prop shouldn't have to come off for a C180. Alternator is on the back near the firewall.
Products, Gear, and Technology
tedwaltman Today, 16:32pm View the latest post Air mattress
Big Agnes Double Stuffed Double Z. I have 5 various Thermarest. This beats them all by far!
Trip Reports
Magnet Today, 15:29pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Not Funk-y at all.
Congrats and happy flying
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Troy Hamon Today, 14:48pm View the latest post Impressive PC-12 Mountain Grass Strip Performance in HD
And my data point...of all the things I have heard about PC-12s, this thread is the first place I have ever heard anything bad about them...including from the operators I have ridden...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
Grassstrippilot Today, 14:06pm View the latest post IO-520 Shutdown Issues - Help!
That's what I thought but I couldn't see where it reemerged from the bottom. I'll have more time to look around when I get back next week. Thanks!
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BRD Today, 12:56pm View the latest post 1955 Cessna 170B rebuild
Yes a 796. He's saving pennies for a digital Nav/Com to replace the old King.

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