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motoadve 10 minutes ago View the latest post Gusty Stehiken landing
In a situation like that, your AoA very likely hasn't changed - you're just flying through a sinking parcel of air. Had the runway been part of your sinking air pocket, I bet the landing...
Float flying
Spdcrazy 40 minutes ago View the latest post The Green Beaver landing on the river in Hallo Bay
I love this green beaver. instantly recognized it. Used to drive by it everyday to work. hope to see it more when I move back in a couple of years
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tedwaltman 50 minutes ago View the latest post Memaloose conditions?
Made it to Smiley Creek. Sorry we missed each other there. Headed into the backcountry after that Saturday. About an hour into that flight, with plans to end up at Johnson Creek,...
A1Skinner Today, 06:55am View the latest post Revised Nose Fork STC
I will be the other voice...I find 850s are a substantial improvement compared to 800s. I have flown Tripacers with 800 mains and mine has 850 mains. Big difference in my opinion.
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CamTom12 Today, 04:59am View the latest post Helio Courier
Test post to see if I can share a pic.
Unfortunately you can't cross post from another...
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frozennorth Yesterday, 23:43pm View the latest post Flying in the (not so) frozen North
Grounded for the past several weeks for maintenance. I dinged the belly fabric with a rock while practicing at Butte Muni - about a nickel sized hole back near the tail. Also had a...
Grassstrippilot Yesterday, 23:23pm View the latest post Grassstrippilot & Family: North to Alaska!
Day 21: We woke to pretty nice skies this morning in Whitehorse, broke camp, got a weather briefing and decided to try going down the Cassiar route. The weather cooperated and wow!...
CamTom12 Yesterday, 21:25pm View the latest post CamTom12's Aerial Wanderings

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