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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Leonardo Correa Luna

    Professional pilot and aviation photographer Leonardo Correa Luna is our first quarter 2017 featured photographer. Get to know the Uruguay native and Cessna 170 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography.

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Mauleguy 6 minutes ago View the latest post ID Div of Aero: New Big Brother Watching your YouTube Videos
I have received the same kind of phone calls and letters over the years. As Greg S says it takes the fun out of it. He does say it with more flair, I wished I had his flair. I am...
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Good looking Trapper, kg! Sure is fun to "make" your own knife, isn't it?
I readied up a couple knives for my cousin and his wife...just users, not art.

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Pilot and photographer Leonardo Correa Luna

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