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Ski Flying
denalipilot less than a minute ago View the latest post Help on rigging for Aero 3000 skis
Denalipilot; A buddy who has re uhmw his skis, is helping me. The skis I picked up had the 1/4” plastic on the bottom and riveted in. So far we have removed all the rivets and putting...
Products, Gear, and Technology
PA1195 15 minutes ago View the latest post Airglas- how NOT to conduct business
Why loose a new customer over an alleged dispute with another aircraft enterprise? Explain the problem that goes with supporting another competing business then make a friend by saying...
Engines and Propellers
john54724 27 minutes ago View the latest post 3 Blade vs 2 blade MT prop on O-360
Just when you thought you had it all figured out, we offer up a new prop. The 2-blade, 80" MT Ultra that was developed to out-perform the Hartzell Trailblazer on the Husky, is...
Aviation Regulation and Law
OregonMaule 38 minutes ago View the latest post Pacific City airport owner change meeting. 11/18/17
"Transfer ownership to a private party"?
Doesn't sound good.
My understanding is that when the government agency sells something like this, they must receive "fair market...
Products, Gear, and Technology
john54724 Today, 09:36am View the latest post MT - 2 to 3, Taking the Plunge...
3-blade MT with spinner is 56 lbs. Mac 3B 86" is 78 pounds. I could not find my notes on the prop/spinner weight of the 2B 88 Mac. I take a bet it is more than 68 pounds.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
gbflyer Today, 08:58am View the latest post Rans S-21 build!
Parts organization is key to success for a homebuilt. We were lucky. Ended up with a whole lot of parts bins from a hardware store that went under and a partner who is an OCD project...
jonnybullslayer Today, 08:24am View the latest post Asking price VS Paid price
I paid 100%. Why? The owner had already brought the price down AND he was willing to take have down and half in 3 months. I wasn't going to haggle and mess up that deal.
Around the Campfire
Mountain Doctor Today, 08:04am View the latest post Crappy story in Utah from AV Web
I'm sorry but trying to understand what the hell your saying gives me a headache.
Omg someone finally said it.
+2 on this.

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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Keith.Phillips4760 updated an airstrip PIREP...
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Nov 25, 2016 | 03:25 am 6S4 - DAVIS, OR 6S4 - DAVIS, OR
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