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    Fly to fly: Paragliding Alaska by Super Cub with Paul Guschlbauer

    Red Bull-sponsored paraglider pilot Paul Guschlbauer set his sights on the ultimate land of adventure: Alaska, where he bought a Super Cub, and opened up a whole new world for the union of bush plane and paraglider.

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Around the Campfire
dogpilot Yesterday, 21:29pm View the latest post Franklinstein Project #2...
A nice easy mod to the flap handle I did to keep it from perpetually needing re-painting. Get a large diameter heat shrink tube off Amazon or the like and shrink it over the last 10"-12"...
Helicopter and rotorcraft flying
Zzz Yesterday, 20:40pm View the latest post Heli Cruise
Respect for Tom Cruise. These visuals are amazing too.
https://youtu.be/Um0aZKbpe1Y
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Newbizor Yesterday, 19:05pm View the latest post New Headset Options
I have a couple pairs of the lightspeed Zulu 1's and a newer nose A20. I think the lighstpeeds are more comfortable and sound better (personal preference) but the ear cups pop out all...
Helicopter and rotorcraft flying
contactflying Yesterday, 18:58pm View the latest post The light helicopter landscape
MTV,
Your mention of the danger of animal capture in reference to tcj's Loach (Hughes 369/500) crash reminded me, "The LZs marked by the burning Loach.
Lew Jennings in, "Nineteen...
Modifications
bat443 Yesterday, 15:25pm View the latest post Atlee Dodge Side Step and Cowl Handles
The steps on the side of the cowl on a 180/185 use the turned up edge (flange) of the floor where it attaches to the boot cowl as a reinforcement for the step and the same with the...
Around the Campfire
180Marty Yesterday, 15:03pm View the latest post Stall on short short final
Jake, that was good enough I had to send it to my sister that retired as a supervisor at Chicago Center.
Firearms and hunting
gptc Yesterday, 13:49pm View the latest post DIY Backcountry Hunts
Last year I flew in and hunted the Eagle Cap Wilderness in NE Oregon. I am putting in again this year. Loved it!
Backcountry and tailwheel flight training with TacAero

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