• Tales from Yesteryear

    Flying the Knife Edge

    The story of an ordinary man experiencing extraordinary things as a bush pilot in Papua New Guinea in the 1990s, Matt McLaughlin's memoir Flying the Knife Edge is a wonderfully depicted tale of exotic aviation adventure.

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Airports and Airstrips
DocDairy 4 minutes ago View the latest post Grand Canyon Airstrip; Tuweep L50
I went to the site to add my support and here is what I got.....
"The form Saving Grand Canyon's Tuweep Airstrip is no longer accepting responses.
Try contacting the owner of the...
hotrod180 13 minutes ago View the latest post 185 rear seats
I'm flying in Squash's 185 right this moment and sitting in a Cessna jumpseat. Totally comfortable. I'm 6'4" 230lbs and have zero complaints.....
I had a single Cessna middle-row...
hotrod180 32 minutes ago View the latest post California aircraft property tax
A little thread drift, but...
a guy I know has a residence in WA & another in OR.
Don't know which one is his primary (aka drivers license),
but he has his airplane registered at...
Engines and Propellers
hotrod180 47 minutes ago View the latest post Pponk, which cylinders to get?
I don't believe the Pponk STC approves mogas, but lower compression pistons just might make the difference between being able to use 87 octane in a pinch or being stuck somewhere.
hotrod180 50 minutes ago View the latest post WTB: McCauley 2a34C203 82"-86" Prop
I ended up buying an 88" C201 a while back when I couldn't find a C203.
The STC for my C180 approves either one.
I thought that the main difference is the blades- DA blades on...
Aircraft Types
courierguy Today, 07:00am View the latest post Thinking about experimental again, any advice?
GK: The 38 mph stall of the S-21 with the 28' span AND the 985 lb. empty weight, is..... interesting. Keeping in mind RANS has always been very conservative in their performance numbers...
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DeltaRomeo Today, 06:55am View the latest post Scooters in love, another new way to get around
Oh, but wait! It has the dreaded bane of aviation: the infernal lithium chemistry battery...
(you know it's coming...)
I have personally have lead acid batteries cook to destruction...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
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Flying with Jim is a truly amazing experience. He will fill the air with stories and then show you the true "art" of flying.
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