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    Trying to get out of ANC tonight at 1am. Flights...

    Trying to get out of ANC tonight at 1am. Flights delayed, big time. The T Arm has winds of 100mph. Paradise has its drawbacks from time to time.
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    Sticky: My "Other" plane we use for our construction...

    My "Other" plane we use for our construction business (we build large dairyfarms throughout the US) is a Quest Kodiak (questaircraft.com). It's not a taildragger- but a beast in every other...
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    Well then- I need a concrete plant batch man, two...

    Well then- I need a concrete plant batch man, two Gomaco paver operators, mixer drivers, a good purchasing agent with dairy farm experience, good superintendent......I need a break so I can back to...
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    Mr. Glen Anderson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, cruises...

    Mr. Glen Anderson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, cruises through a stop sign one afternoon, and gets pulled over by a local policeman. He hands the cop his driver's license, insurance verification, plus his...
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    Stan is the man!

    Stan is the man!
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    Wow, a character story! It's about time. That...

    Wow, a character story! It's about time. That pilot is my kind of man. Good for him and good for Southwest to recognize the pilot for doing the right thing.
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    Going to check traps this morning with my 19 year...

    Going to check traps this morning with my 19 year old son, who is home from college. The beauty is we have to fly up to the trap area in a Cessna 185. When both you and your son are together, and...
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    Absolutely wonderful! He is the reason for the...

    Absolutely wonderful! He is the reason for the season! Merry Christmas to all.
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    Honestly, wish I was in Alaska.

    Honestly, wish I was in Alaska.
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    80 degrees, two days ago. In shorts and a tee.

    80 degrees, two days ago. In shorts and a tee.
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    montana

    Running a cub south from Alaska, through the Trench, can be as good as cub flying gets! My best trip ever was an October run. One lucky guy who gets this opportunity!
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    starter

    I would take on both cats and dogs before I ever babysat sourdough, again. Flipping stuff has a mind of it's own, moods of it's own and is always unpredicatable. My wife got so sick of me pampering...
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    wrecks

    Wow. Sad, sad few weeks for Alaska aviation and their families. Our hearts, though thousands of miles away, hurt for you all.
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    bear

    I carry a .500 SW because the don't make a .600.
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    alaska

    Reint, I am in Katmai fishing with a group of Dutch dairyfarmers. It would have been a homecoming if you could have joined us! Ak supercubbers are good folks. I'm sure a few will step up and show...
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    North to Alaska, Coast Route

    That time of the year again. Headed up to Alaska in the 180 floatplane on Thursday. It's been a few years since I've done the coast route. Route is Renton, WA depart to Campbell River, Port Hardy,...
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    Gaston needs his own reality show!

    Gaston needs his own reality show!
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    trapping

    Anything- wolf, wolverine, lynx, martin, fox, coyote. We had such a fun time in Alaska during March and April, that small trips in November and December are now on the calendar (at least mine). ...
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    Alaska Trappers

    Does anyone know of any old Alaska trappers that have since moved down to Arizona? I need instruction to learn some new skills. Any names and contact numbers would be appreciated. The crustier,...
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    AOA

    pwfeenstra here. I purchased the lightweight cub that George built in '05. Usually, I subscribe to the school of KISS, keep it simple stupid. But in this case, I have to admit, I have fallen in love...
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    AOA

    Double
  22. Thread: Early 180

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    180

    Stewart, For a period of my life I was fixated with the 3525GW allowed on a A185F with wing x installed. I ran that sucker really heavy one time. Once was enough for me. Scared me pretty good. ...
  23. Thread: Early 180

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    180

    My 1976 Cessna 180 weights 1840lbs. It is equipped w PPonk engine, 3 Blade 86" Mac, Big Tail. My 1976 RSTOL Cessna 185 is 1880lbs. 520 motor, 3 Blade 86" Mac, Big Tail. Both sport 8.50's, when on...
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    180

    My kind of cat fight! This is good stuff. You guys are SMART. My $.02, I've owned early 180's ('56) and numerous mid '70 ships. RSTOL, Sportsmans and stock wings. The best by far, for me, at...
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    iditarod

    I have a feeling that ol Lance will do it again, BUT all the farmers out there are cheering GO HANS! Those guys are tough! Jeez, those gals are tough! Or is it tuff? Anyhow, go farmers! GO HANS!
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