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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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HawkRT 1 minute ago View the latest post Time to get a tailwheel!
Ha, you know I'm not even angry about it.... no worries at all. It certainly will be a story I don't think I will soon forget!
I can only explain it as "The taxi of shame"...
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propeller26 6 minutes ago View the latest post 2016.05.XX KAVX --> KONP (preliminary) change #5.1
If you stop by Benton (O85-Redding) let me know I would love to see the bird and meet you of course!
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Cary 14 minutes ago View the latest post Close call
If that student was a little loaded up, the brain naturally off loads what it thinks is unimportant. Listening to the radio and visual scanning probably dropped out due to concentrating...
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Prosaria 18 minutes ago View the latest post Great Ski Vid...

Maybe I will hide this one here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5qcF1Wju6k
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That's shameful! I can't believe you would do that to such a beautiful thing...
This...
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flyingzebra Today, 15:32pm View the latest post C180 paint?
The Cessna book is a little weird to follow. I hooked up with the supervising A&P yesterday and we checked them again by weighing the trailing edge, a method he has quite a bit...
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Scolopax Today, 15:24pm View the latest post P.ponking the C180
¡Me gusta!
Any idea if carb ice issues increase with the higher displacement?
I have heard that there is an increased propensity for ice to accumulate in the carburetor with the -50...
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EZFlap Today, 14:17pm View the latest post Got a Favorite Quotation? - Aviation Related or Not
"Stupidity is a surprisingly effective weapon against intelligence."
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
HawkRT Today, 13:49pm View the latest post Bearhawk 134RT Build
Well, here we are!
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Its on its wheels! Wheew - Getting its tailwheel put...

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