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    Put boards on Debbie's truck this Memorial...

    Put boards on Debbie's truck this Memorial weekend.
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    Saw a TRX in the wild at the Chocolate OX...
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    No flying, but rather a live webinar at Maddens...

    No flying, but rather a live webinar at Maddens for MSPA and AOPA on amphib safety and the impossible turn. It was 45 deg and wind howling out of the east through the open air venue. The wind shot...
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    Nice weekend back here at the lake. Terns are...

    Nice weekend back here at the lake. Terns are coming through.

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    BRD firebase:...
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    Lakes patrol last night. ...

    Lakes patrol last night.

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    Went out and pounded through turbulence on...

    Went out and pounded through turbulence on Saturday. Ugh...

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    Ice is out! ...

    Ice is out!

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    Watching the ice go out this weekend. ...

    Watching the ice go out this weekend.

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    I would guess around 25 to 30 inches of ice.

    I would guess around 25 to 30 inches of ice.
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    Followed this leaving the airport... ...

    Followed this leaving the airport...

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    I've used it since mid 90's in the Cub's. The...

    I've used it since mid 90's in the Cub's. The local FBO at that time was having lots of stuck valve issues on the rental 172's. After putting it in never had another stuck valve. YMMV.
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    https://backcountrypilot.org/images/originalphotos...

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    Iceport 2021 (Jack's Twin Bay)

    Well, we lost 2020, but Iceport 2021 was back, bigger and better than ever. Mark and his crew really did a nice job of managing traffic flows and parking. Weather couldn't have been much better and...
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    One of those perfect days on the ice roads. ...

    One of those perfect days on the ice roads.

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  14. Keith, we missed you down there. I never got his...

    Keith, we missed you down there. I never got his information. (I have seen the orange Bird Dog at Mille Lacs too.)
  15. And so, third try worked! A much better day, a...

    And so, third try worked! A much better day, a bit breezy but hey...

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    Piper used to advertise them without spinners. So...

    Piper used to advertise them without spinners. So I assume it was an option, just like the right hand fuel tank and electrical system.
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  17. Headed over to Jackson's this morning... ...

    Headed over to Jackson's this morning...

    Following 210 eastbound

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    There's Horseshoe lake. Should be...
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    Flying with Joe and his new PA-12 this afternoon....

    Flying with Joe and his new PA-12 this afternoon. 20 deg, light breeze, not a bump in the sky...

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    I had that same thing happen (following a 90hp...

    I had that same thing happen (following a 90hp CHAMP of all things!) many years ago. Zilcho' control and staring at the ground from 200 feet! A bit shocked by the power of a Champ wake (good grief)...
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    That question, like snow, depends on the ice...

    That question, like snow, depends on the ice conditions. But for the vast majority of the time, it's pretty much a non-issue if you take into account wind speed/direction.

    If it's slick ice like...
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    Ice road landings today. it was in the 40's above...

    Ice road landings today. it was in the 40's above the layer with a light south breeze.

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    Boxing Day, 27 deg, no wind and glass smooth. So...

    Boxing Day, 27 deg, no wind and glass smooth. So flew with Debbie around the lakes.

    Departing BRD
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    I do have a set of Federal 2000's (1952 models I...

    I do have a set of Federal 2000's (1952 models I think. Restored with new bottoms, now gathering dust in the hangar next to Mary Alverson's also unused set of Federal 2000's.).
    Res too much snow,...
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    Sunday was a perfect lakes patrol kinda' day. ...

    Sunday was a perfect lakes patrol kinda' day.

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    Lakes are all frozen and smooth....
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    An AP/IA friend of mine flies both NG and Legacy...

    An AP/IA friend of mine flies both NG and Legacy -47 PC-12 / he commented: "A air restart may not go well with stupid modern FADEC...I like old reliable mechanical fuel control."
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