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    06-17-2019, 11:29 AM
    Good Years are harder sidewall, and heavier I believe. If you want better no bounce, go with the AOSS, extended gear too for best prop clearance. I...
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    06-15-2019, 10:40 PM
    Mike, After cutting a few tusks/oosiks out of bloated walrus floated up on the beach, one never forgets that smell. Triple bagged in garbage bags...
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    06-12-2019, 09:22 AM
    I see in the FAA accident report today a Maule in Soldotna, description says attempted to land on water, without floats!! Assume this maybe was a...
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    06-09-2019, 05:46 PM
    Cost of doing that in a hangar that would be heated in winter would be pretty much not possible. Freezing conditions, with water in/against...
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    06-09-2019, 03:14 PM
    I have a setting where I can have a wheel access airplane door on one end of the hangar, and the ability to have a seaplane/water access on the side...
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    06-08-2019, 06:52 PM
    There are some drawbacks to one piece doors. They are nice in areas where they can work. I cold/snow country I think one has to heat the slab...
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    06-08-2019, 02:15 PM
    Size the hangar to the biggest airplane that would be based on your field. If not on private property at your house, size for resale down the road,...
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    06-03-2019, 11:38 AM
    My guess is with the facts on experience on floats that has been published, assuming it is accurate, there will be legal action against the operator...
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    06-02-2019, 04:13 PM
    And then after 10 or more hours for sea rating they get to start learning all the other nuances on floats, wind, waves, current, and more. One does...
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    06-01-2019, 08:20 AM
    Seems like a low time float pilot would only be allowed to haul freight until he built up enough time to allow passengers? Poor gal who got in with...
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