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    Attention deficit: Alaska

    Editor Zane Jacobson returns to Alaska for the annual sojourn to the Airmen Association show, with the newly added challenge of having the family in tow. Read More
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DonC 3 minutes ago View the latest post Attention Deficit: Alaska
Z u just saw a small taste of flying and life in Alaska. Glad u had a chance to see a taste of what a lot of us spent a lifetime doing and enjoying on a daily basis. To much to...
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motoadve 15 minutes ago View the latest post A Little WA sandbar play
Jughead Landing I5 gravel bar.
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pburns 20 minutes ago View the latest post North East get together
Great! Count me & my wife in. If the weather sucks we might just drive down.
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motoadve 30 minutes ago View the latest post Motoadve gravel bars Washington
Have been wanting to do this for a while .
Was great to have Jughead along in his plane, he will land it first then let me know if it was ok for my plane.
Lots of fun!
Dogleg and I5...
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PAMR MX 44 minutes ago View the latest post P.ponking the C180

Curious about your "big issues" contributing to carb ice? Getting ready then hang a pponk on our 182 as well.
Has anyone experimented with slight preheating of fuel/air charge...
blackrock 50 minutes ago View the latest post FS: Garmin GPSMAP 396
For Sale: Garmin 396 with everything it came with:
GMX30 satellite antenna for XM weather/radio
GA25 BNC remote GPS antenna
GPS finger antenna
USB cable
AC charger...
GumpAir Today, 14:08pm View the latest post Path to 182 Bushwheel Suggestions?
You spelled FISH wrong on the Cessna!
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M6RV6 Today, 13:44pm View the latest post Escalante, UT to Skagway, AK
Ruff flight, had some scud running to do
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