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    I would be more impressed if they had a crosswind.

    I would be more impressed if they had a crosswind.
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    https://www.cradleofaviation.org/ Here is a...

    https://www.cradleofaviation.org/

    Here is a great museum on Long Island. Mostly stuff built here or significant to all aviation. From Lindberg’s Jenny found and restored by the founder of the...
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    The rare high wing version. :-). That’s ok. I...

    The rare high wing version. :-).

    That’s ok. I can’t identify a thing on that crane.
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    I found the report. It happened in May of 1984....

    I found the report. It happened in May of 1984. Funny how time flys as we get older. :-). Not much detail. No mention of trim position. PIC did not have a current BFR and was fairly low time. But...
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    I don’t recall if that was mentioned. I will...

    I don’t recall if that was mentioned. I will search later. This happened twenty years ago at least at KHWV Brookhaven NY. The Cub had just come back from a recover job. Bolt and nut missing (assumes...
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    I am familiar with two such events in small...

    I am familiar with two such events in small Pipers. A PA11 lost up elevator cable and was landed safely by the instructor using trim and power. This happened many years ago at what is now Bayport...
  7. Thread: Denali

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    Thats it!! Rich

    Thats it!!

    Rich
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    Some pictures from Denali West Lodge. Probably...

    Some pictures from Denali West Lodge. Probably mid 90’s
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    When we were there it wasn’t bad around the lodge...

    When we were there it wasn’t bad around the lodge or on the lake but one day we were going to hike in the woods and had to put on mesh suits that had been soaked in bug repellent and hoods with face...
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    Gary I’m pretty sure it was. I remember he...

    Gary

    I’m pretty sure it was. I remember he told us about gold mining before he started the lodge. Also he had a tragic accident when he flipped a Cessna on amphibs before we met him. If it’s the...
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    Spent a week many moons ago at West Denali Lodge...

    Spent a week many moons ago at West Denali Lodge on Lake Minchumina (sp?) with three buddys fishing and exploring. For guys from the East Coast it was very impressive. One day the guy who owned the...
  12. When Aviat first started delivering Huskys I...

    When Aviat first started delivering Huskys I would sometimes ferry them for the local dealer. One day I was taking one to the next airport down the line. The EI digital oil pressure gauge caught my...
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    It was 17 years ago when I picked up my AL3 from...

    It was 17 years ago when I picked up my AL3 from the factory. I was 59. Now I’m 76. I guess that makes sense. Sorry to accuse Pat of being an old guy. :-)

    Rich

    edit: Yes, I see him now. Thanks.
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    People who know how to cover and rib stitch are...

    People who know how to cover and rib stitch are so rare, it’s best to raise your own! :-)

    Is Pat Bowers still working with them? I guess if he’s still around he’d be close to 90. Great guy, great...
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    From where the Chipmunk was, there was no view of...

    From where the Chipmunk was, there was no view of final or base because of the trees. Now it is recommended there that if you need full length, look with a 360 from where you CAN see base and final...
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    Exact thing happened a few years ago in Bayport,...

    Exact thing happened a few years ago in Bayport, LI. RV 12 in the pattern landing to the north. Chipmunk tucked under the trees at south end. As the RV came over the trees the Chipmunk started to...
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    N555ax

    I know the owner has been on here before,so this is for him, and anyone else who likes a nice Cub picture.
    This is Donald E. Axinn (Don) on the day he took delivery. Probably 2000 or so. It was/is...
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    I took that very flight several years ago when on...

    I took that very flight several years ago when on the Holland America cruise. I can’t remember how it was booked, but I’m pretty sure it was done on the boat. I know that doesn’t mean it had anything...
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    Every time I hear “Rotax” I smile. In 2005 my...

    Every time I hear “Rotax” I smile. In 2005 my Legend Cub was on display at OSH. Light Sport was pretty new then and most of what was available were composite airframes with Rotax motors from Europe....
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    It is a dilemma. I’m currently underinsured on...

    It is a dilemma. I’m currently underinsured on hull. So do I bring it up and pay a 50% higher premium or let it go. Doesn’t seem to make sense where I am. I have a C170B I bought for $45K. Insured it...
  21. Reservations for shares are called the order...

    Reservations for shares are called the order book. When you plan an IPO you go on the road show tour with your pitch about why it’s a good deal and you take orders. When all is said and done, if you...
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    I trust they have an investment banker working...

    I trust they have an investment banker working with them and the offer to sell shares to us mere mortals is just a nice marketing gesture. Otherwise……..

    Having participated in an IPO ten times the...
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    I knew sooner or later another owner would turn...

    I knew sooner or later another owner would turn up! I sold it to a guy from southern CA. He flew it from LI across the country and called me from the first fuel stop to say “you were right. This is...
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    And here it is: NC50662

    And here it is: NC50662
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    Pete I flew a HKS-7 years ago fo a guy who lost...

    Pete
    I flew a HKS-7 years ago fo a guy who lost his medical. It was a ZKS-7 modified by the factory with a 300 Lycoming and a constant speed prop. Sweet airplane. Landed like a baby carriage like...
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