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Aviation Regulation and Law
Prosaria Today, 00:23am View the latest post Bruce Willis gets good news

Nah.... good on Bruce I hope he builds it and surprises everyone flying in himself one day.
Carry on
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PAMR MX Yesterday, 21:32pm View the latest post Led vs hid
LED will last longer and seems brighter or at least much whiter close.
The HID will reach out much further. The bulbs can rattle around and break and I have had ballasts fail. Time...
Around the Campfire
Titus577 Yesterday, 21:08pm View the latest post High School Aviation Course
I’m currently teaching an Aviation 101 Private Pilot course to Jr. and Sr. at a public charter school and would be willing share some ideas. Much of what we are doing can be found here...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
contactflying Yesterday, 20:53pm View the latest post Contact Flying w/contact flying.
Slower than 1.3Vso on approach, or better slowing below 1.3Vso on short final (apparent rate of closure), mitigates length of runway concerns. Slowing to near in ground effect power...
Engines and Propellers
DeltaRomeo Yesterday, 18:35pm View the latest post Theoretical Propeller Questions
Every prop has a designed peak efficiency at a specific RPM and HP. Prop manufacturers don't like to publish that info because it may cost them sales for varying aircraft applications....
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TomD Yesterday, 16:59pm View the latest post Garmin Pilot & Foreflight- competition is good.
Slight drift....
Has anyone else had ForeFlight on an iPad come up with "no data" on the map screen when operating from a remote strip?
I have had this happen several times...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Prosaria Yesterday, 14:51pm View the latest post Replacement panel suggestions for '63 182F?

Is it a matter of removing the existing panels then replacing the with the trimmed panels or do I need to harvest attachment hardware from the existing panels and transfer them to...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
contactflying Yesterday, 10:46am View the latest post Slow flight and stalls in a Carbon Cub
Very good job Kevin, both airwork and landings. It is good to teach that given a high enough pitch attitude, power helps us go slower not faster. I loved the hover taxi. Yes it takes...

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