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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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Prosaria Yesterday, 23:34pm View the latest post Another AK backcountry video
Great video, can’t wait for summer!
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Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Bagarre Yesterday, 22:14pm View the latest post Interior panel installation questions
Does anyone else think that $31.00 for a length of stainless rod bent into a loop is a bit much?
Trip Reports
CFOT Yesterday, 21:16pm View the latest post The Adventures of CFOT and Pokey Joe
Buddy I fly with has it, they had them made up when he was down south. Great aviator, he wears it well.
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
180Marty Yesterday, 21:07pm View the latest post Cessna Owner Advisory SEL-55-01
I looked at Pponk's site and all I see for the back end is bearings for the rudder and elevator---nothing about the rear horizonal stab. brackets or bushings.
Products, Gear, and Technology
courierguy Yesterday, 20:54pm View the latest post Fat Tires and Bicycles
From a few days ago, I have a rack for my efatbike that slips into the trailer receiver on the National, I don't carry it there often, only when I'm working near an area I want to ride,...
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joejenie Yesterday, 20:42pm View the latest post Grassstrippilot's Flying Adventures
Looks like a fun trip. You will have to stop by in the summer and say hi. I try not to be up in WY in the winter if I can help it! I didn't know Gaylan pushed the snow on his strip...
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CFOT Yesterday, 20:18pm View the latest post Contact Flying w/contact flying.
You're the best Contact...hard to convey over the internet what a great experience it is flying with you. Sounds like you guys had a great session!
Aircraft Types
A1Skinner Yesterday, 18:01pm View the latest post 210s
I see the statement about 210's that they are not good rough field airplanes. What actually defines a rough field? My strip is turf and if I roll it a couple of times in the spring...

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