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Ownership
mtv Today, 21:02pm View the latest post Plane Taxes
Yeah, they were talking about any “vehicle or motor home” worth over $150 K. But in MT, aircraft registration only costs $10 a year, and isn’t based on value. Yet.
MTV
Modifications
Barnstormer Today, 17:12pm View the latest post My new Skywagon! Let the mods begin!
Installing a Mountain Wave Aviation cargo net is today's mod. This is a quality product and under new ownership the turn around time is under two weeks, which is just a bit faster then...
mtv Today, 17:11pm View the latest post desser 8.50x6
If you’re buying brakes, buy double pucks. No such thing as too much brake, but I’ve often wished for more braking.
MTV
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
8GCBC Today, 16:50pm View the latest post 14 CFR Appendix D to Part 43, Annual Inspection
Starting an annual at my temporary hangar.
Removing gear:
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Washing exterior:
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Drain...
Ownership
moppready Today, 16:47pm View the latest post Military PCS Move with an airplane?

The military will pay you to fly the plane. There is check box for your mode of travel called ‘POV Airplane’ or at least there was in 2015 when I last PCSed
I’ve PCSed 6 times flying...
Around the Campfire
robw56 Today, 15:05pm View the latest post Cheyenne Wy area Hangar rental
I kept my 170 at KCYS for a short time before I moved to California. This was back in 2010 though, the hangar wait list was huge. I ended up finding a guy that had a hangar to rent...
Commercial classified
Cary Today, 14:10pm View the latest post FS: CO airstrip property - Crystal Lakes near Fort Collins
I've flown over this strip many times--never landed, though. It's in a really nice "rural residential" setting.
Cary
Modifications
flylow Today, 14:00pm View the latest post Replacing carpet with utility one.
I just installed the SCS flooring. I got the precut because of the time it took to make a pattern for the 170 years ago. It’s pretty nice, but heavier than I wanted. For the 185...

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