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Around the Campfire
G44 3 minutes ago View the latest post Crappy story in Utah from AV Web
"Granted it is a Husky driver ."
So what do you "drive" Denny and what does that have to do with the incident?
Products, Gear, and Technology
mtv 23 minutes ago View the latest post Removable 406 ELTs??
Just as a data point, I had a 406 ELT that the switch failed on. I couldn’t turn it off.
I landed, manually disconnected it from the antenna, and manually turned the switch on the...
Aviation Regulation and Law
8GCBC 27 minutes ago View the latest post Logging owner maintenance time towards A&P
Backcountry mechanics:
Occasionally (its more common now), logged turbine engine maintenance experience is mentioned by the inspectors when applying for your work experience A&P...
Engines and Propellers
hotrod180 Today, 10:07am View the latest post 3 Blade vs 2 blade MT prop on O-360
I thought that those Avcon 180hp conversion STC's spec'd out a (76"? ) Hartzell.
Modifications
john54724 Today, 09:38am View the latest post Ponk STC's?
New (Part 36) Noise regs that must be complied with will not allow approval of any prop or accessory that increases the noise level compared to existing approved engine/props. The...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Bigrenna Today, 07:46am View the latest post MT - 2 to 3, Took the Plunge...
Drove out to WI last week to pick up my prop at Flight Resources. So far so good... Thanks John for taking the time!
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BRD Today, 07:19am View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Saturday was gusty and miserable flying:
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But Sunday was great! Rory hadn't been...
Ski Flying
TangoFox Today, 04:08am View the latest post Help on rigging for Aero 3000 skis
Check out chapter 5. it should help out.
https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC%2043.13-2B.pdf

Airstrips from Shortfield.com

Jul 7, 2017 | 21:23 pm 2U7 - STANLEY, ID 2U7 - STANLEY, ID
ajf7923 updated an airstrip PIREP...
Jul 4, 2017 | 08:16 am new - Hrabusice, new - Hrabusice,
Jenki updated an airstrip description...
Jul 4, 2017 | 08:06 am new - Dobra Niva, new - Dobra Niva,
Jenki updated an airstrip description...
Jun 13, 2017 | 19:05 pm U86 - CAMAS COUNTY, ID U86 - CAMAS COUNTY, ID
CamasFlyer updated an airstrip description...
Mar 6, 2017 | 06:20 am new - Johannesburg, CA new - Johannesburg, CA
fiddler updated an airstrip description...
Mar 6, 2017 | 06:15 am new - Holland Camp, CA new - Holland Camp, CA
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Mar 6, 2017 | 06:13 am new - Goler Heights, CA new - Goler Heights, CA
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Feb 19, 2017 | 21:19 pm 7A8 - AVERY COUNTY/MORRISON FIELD/, NC 7A8 - AVERY COUNTY/MORRISON FIELD/, NC
Keith.Phillips4760 updated an airstrip PIREP...
Feb 8, 2017 | 05:08 am MLY - MANLEY HOT SPRINGS, AK MLY - MANLEY HOT SPRINGS, AK
chrisg001 updated an airstrip video...
Nov 25, 2016 | 03:25 am 6S4 - DAVIS, OR 6S4 - DAVIS, OR
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