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Engines and Propellers
asa 25 minutes ago View the latest post O470J vs. other suffixes
Is an autofuel STC paperwork only? Or is there a pshycial difference or alteration made to the engine or carb or fuel system that makes it possible?
ONLY paperwork? You're calling...
Around the Campfire
Zzz 29 minutes ago View the latest post What photo site are you using?
I've started using http://vgy.me Super user friendly so far.
That seems like a decent option, but be careful to register and be logged in before uploading or you'll lose control of...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
CFOT Today, 12:17pm View the latest post My 185 Project
Yep, don't forget you'll need a push to talk switch, and a headset adapter (they weren't on your schematic )
Backcountry Airport Database
Bender Today, 12:10pm View the latest post UT75 - MINERAL CANYON STRIP, UT
Planning on heading out to Utah next month. Mineral Canyon is listed as private but the contact info on Foreflight and Airnav is for a BLM office and the phone goes unanswered. Is...
Modifications
PapernScissors Today, 11:17am View the latest post Vortex Generators
I'm thinking about installing Micro VG's on my '64 Cessna 172. I understand the lower stall speed benefit for takeoff/landing into the wind. How do Cessna wings perform when operating...
Accident Analysis
ShadowAviator Today, 11:05am View the latest post RV 8 versus Elk
I guess it wasn't totally negative.
They donated the elk meat to charity.
Modifications
hotrod180 Today, 09:24am View the latest post Camshaft pressure lubrication mod - Lycoming
I'm reminded of the air taxi outfit that used to be on my airport.
Several C172's and a C206.
Every airplane flew every day.
They ran a number of engines to TBO with few problems,
using...
Aircraft Types
Rogue Today, 09:04am View the latest post Piper J-3 performance
Lots of talk about the 85 or 90 engine here, but I have an opportunity to get a 65 horse J-3 for a really good deal. My airport is at sea level, but surrounded by mountains (Squamish,...

Airstrips from Shortfield.com

Jul 7, 2017 | 21:23 pm 2U7 - STANLEY, ID 2U7 - STANLEY, ID
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Jun 13, 2017 | 19:05 pm U86 - CAMAS COUNTY, ID U86 - CAMAS COUNTY, ID
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Feb 19, 2017 | 21:19 pm 7A8 - AVERY COUNTY/MORRISON FIELD/, NC 7A8 - AVERY COUNTY/MORRISON FIELD/, NC
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