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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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TVATIVAK71 Today, 21:35pm View the latest post Tire/wheel combo photos
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That’s awesome! It went through a 10+ year restoration. My favorite plane to fly....
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Yes! Exactly! The Ag turn is the canyon turn is the gunnery turn. It is just as Wayne says, the smart turn. And like any good thing, it can be overdone. The slower we go,...
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OregonMaule Today, 20:39pm View the latest post Another AK backcountry video
Great video. What month were you there?
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Pinecone Today, 18:16pm View the latest post Cessna Owner Advisory SEL-55-01
Although not compulsory, I would like to disassemble the empennage on my airplane. Primary reason is to remove, clean, inspect, and lubricate the trim jacks, sprockets, and chain....
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hotrod180 Today, 17:49pm View the latest post What would you buy?
A Cessna 180/185 that actually flew when purchased. Never again will I buy a barn find even if it went for a dollar.
Speaking of which.....
havent seen you post much in a while.
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contactflying Today, 15:36pm View the latest post High mountain pass accidents.
Putting Margaret Lamb's analysis of four mountain pass accidents together with what Cary has posted about flying high mountain passes, I have learned a lot. Because I have always flown...
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skywgnyqa Today, 15:25pm View the latest post Looking for a float plane
I would only want it in the water for four months. After that the water is too cold. Just have to get it a few thousand feet from my beach to the airstrip in the back yard. If I...

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