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Products, Gear, and Technology
kg 19 minutes ago View the latest post Flashlights - what is your favorite torch?
We have great articles about knives, fire starting, binoculars, camping gear, survival gear.....
but, winter is coming and along with it, pre-flighting in the dark.
I've migrated from...
topgun260 Today, 00:46am View the latest post Ham Radio Advice
Not to stir the pot or anything, but...
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/4185 ... r-network/
That article is from 2010. I see a few potential issues in using an OpenBTS system to...
Fuel
CamTom12 Yesterday, 21:08pm View the latest post 130 unleaded
I should try a test with 87 octane pure gasoline that is still available in Iowa and see if it gets 50mpg--- I bet not. Maybe with the 91 octane E0 that costs 70 cents a gallon more.
Actually,...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
CamTom12 Yesterday, 20:59pm View the latest post Staying Sharp
Congrats on your PPL!!
And I second all the other opinions here. They’re all good points and come from good places.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
courierguy Yesterday, 20:16pm View the latest post Next Adventure - S-20 Build
That reminds me, I need to remember to do a little doors off ski flying this winter. Summer doors off flying is great, for the pilot, any passengers get swirled around pretty good....
Around the Campfire
UpNorth Yesterday, 20:05pm View the latest post New items in the BCP store! (2017)
Thanks for all you do Zane, order placed.
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contactflying Yesterday, 19:03pm View the latest post 140 River Run
And tin cans sound like they are coming apart. Land as slow as practicable.
Aviation Regulation and Law
hotrod180 Yesterday, 14:05pm View the latest post FAA watching you?
...Actually, I think the airline folk are pretty much in favor of privatization, other than Delta. But maybe he's different.....
I disagree.
I think airline managements are taking a...

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