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    Had an informative and pleasant meeting with ANC...

    Had an informative and pleasant meeting with ANC FSDO inspector a few weeks back regarding recent risk factors at Lake Hood. I can’t post all his reflections but summary is that controllers do expect...
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    Happy belated birthday, fellow Marines! Parris...

    Happy belated birthday, fellow Marines!

    Parris Island wasn’t too bad. I mean, shoot - they let us sleep in until almost 0500. Pretty good for a farm boy.
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    Done!

    Done!
  4. Thread: PK3500 B or C?

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    Well, sorry for switching this old 3500...

    Well, sorry for switching this old 3500 discussion over to a “new” 3000 discussion. Sure appreciate the input, though!
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    Not sure how I got my wires crossed, but...

    Not sure how I got my wires crossed, but obviously posted in haste.
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    Anyone know if the post-2018 PK 3000’s have...

    Anyone know if the post-2018 PK 3000’s have changed since the “C” variant?
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    “New” PK 3000 floats user reports?

    Thinking about putting the 180 on straight floats next spring and happen to be bringing it back to Maine early 2022, so could pick up a set at PK factory.

    Can anyone offer a user report for the...
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    StalledOut’s query and your declaration made me...

    StalledOut’s query and your declaration made me go back to the regs. Am I reading this correctly in that Part 93 spells it out clearly and the ACS pub procedures might be considered compulsory? First...
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    I'm talking about the whole deal. Let's keep...

    I'm talking about the whole deal. Let's keep tracking on safety.

    A typical Lake Hood ops scenario nowadays goes like this: Upon contact of the 24-hrs ATC serving Lake Hood's 24-hrs tower for both...
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    Warning - thread drift: Flying with a Chessie?...

    Warning - thread drift: Flying with a Chessie? Your plane will never be stolen or otherwise molested whilst Rover is about. Those are some of the best dogs in the world - period. (I might be a...
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    That's an ineffectual distinction, Mike....

    That's an ineffectual distinction, Mike. Regulatory or not - you are to fly it as published. When contacting Anchorage Approach or Lake Hood, you are typically told "Expect X arrival or departure"...
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    Spread the word! We’re all in this together.

    Spread the word!

    We’re all in this together.
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    The Alaska Chart Supplement, which is what we're...

    The Alaska Chart Supplement, which is what we're supposed to be referencing for Lake Hood procedures. See p. 355
    AFD_BOOK_AK.book (faa.gov)
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    Excuses, excuses... I get what you're saying...

    Excuses, excuses...

    I get what you're saying and do understand that we share the skies with all sorts (some of whom we would be better off without). Pete wisely pointed out that some folks are...
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    Who are you admonishing? Cuz I'm fairly certain...

    Who are you admonishing? Cuz I'm fairly certain the violating pilots aren't reading this!

    All of the tools you mention were in play, but sometimes a change-up is thrown at us like an unpredicted...
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    Again with the Lake Hood non-conformers: ...

    Again with the Lake Hood non-conformers:

    Coming in last week on wheels for the Tudor Overpass approach to 32/gravel, I had a near miss with departing traffic from the right downwind Tudor...
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    Favorite Louis L'Amour quote(s)

    As I wait out the weather in central Alaska, I'm musing on favorite authors and books. A quote from one of Louis L'Amour's came to mind:
    “Up to a point a person’s life is shaped by environment,...
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    Interesting thread. My heated hangar...

    Interesting thread.

    My heated hangar (Sterling AK) typically goes down below 20% humidity in the winter due I'm assuming to the positive relative pressure and drying from the constant radiant...
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    Current supplement: “Cross mid-channel of Knik...

    Current supplement: “Cross mid-channel of Knik Arm at 1200’ MSL or at or above 2200’MSL” coming from Pt Mac.
    Guidance below could potentially put you in head-on situation with departing traffic that...
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    I should have been clearer. I’m referring to...

    I should have been clearer. I’m referring to hydraulic lines under the floor between station 108-mounted electro-hydraulic pump and fittings at top of gear legs
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    Thanks to everyone for input. Two questions: ...

    Thanks to everyone for input.
    Two questions:

    1) Flex line or hard line for hydraulic installs? Fly-Tek is recommending flex under the floor for ease of install. Pump gets mounted under floor...
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    Glad you’re flying again, Stewart

    Glad you’re flying again, Stewart
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    I don’t agree with opinions that ADS-B isn’t a...

    I don’t agree with opinions that ADS-B isn’t a benefit or advisable in very busy airspace. It only takes literally a few seconds to cross-reference and confirm ADS-B traffic displayed on iPad or...
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    It’s amazing to me how many Anchorage area pilots...

    It’s amazing to me how many Anchorage area pilots haven’t upgraded to led’s or for that matter even turn their lights on.
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    I second (third?) Fly the Engine. Also, look up...

    I second (third?) Fly the Engine.
    Also, look up Pelican’s Perch articles by John Deakin
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