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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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Maintenance and Parts Support
SKYLANEDAVE 1 minute ago View the latest post Which gauge to add?
Going to add an aux gauge to the ei fuel computer in my old Cessna. What do you guys suggest? Thinking digital oil pressure would be nice. Oil temp instead? Carb temp? What do you guys...
Aircraft Types
whee 14 minutes ago View the latest post Bearhawk Patrol: Is Anyone Here Flying One?
You should give Bob a call. He is easy to talk to and will give accurate information.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Zzz Today, 17:39pm View the latest post Looking for a builder/owner planning on using Oregon Aero
I know that we have a lot of people building kit aircraft or doing interior overhauls on their certified birds right now in the BCP community, and that some of you have chosen to use...
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ViperPilot Today, 15:03pm View the latest post Wrote a book. Want BCP members to have a crack at it.
Thanks for a great read! I can greatly appreciate the sentiments many (including myself) have regarding the story. It hits even closer to home, especially with recent events having...
Trip Reports
lesuther Today, 14:55pm View the latest post Zane And The 170 Gang-Trip Report
I can't wait to get up there again. Thanks for making me lose focus for the next few days as I wonder why I'm not doing something like that this year.
Accident Analysis
contactflying Today, 14:52pm View the latest post Crash at Upper Loon Creek, Challis, ID
With thousands of iterations of monitoring student pullups at the end of spray runs, one would thing there would be a certain percentage of late rather than early pullups. None. It...
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courierguy Today, 14:44pm View the latest post Lost (nearly) all my oil in flight
I got rid of all my round engine gauges last fall, since then all I have is the GRT EIS. I quickly became lazy, as in no more scanning multiple individual gauges while interpreting...
qmdv Today, 14:40pm View the latest post TSIO360 on a Cessna 170B
From what little I know about experimentals, I don't think that there is a way to turn it into a usable category. I think it's stuck in the "exhibition" category, which means...
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