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  1. Thread: Draco

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    Mike has wayyyy more going on than trying to make...

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    You will save lots of money booking your tours...

    You will save lots of money booking your tours directly where possible. This is harder on international cruises but completely doable for any Alaska port. All the suggestions are good, you won't hit...
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    Jerry finally a thread I know something about!! I...

    Jerry finally a thread I know something about!! I can't help you on planes but I know something about raingear.

    We sell or have sold all the brands mentioned except Kuiu and Simms and I suspect...
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    I have not gone in three years but I am still...

    I have not gone in three years but I am still stunned at what EAA is able to pull off. Sure it could be better here or there but I challenge any industry to have a better showcase than Oshkosh does...
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    Hi All The Fly In is coming is coming together!...

    Hi All
    The Fly In is coming is coming together! Remember that that there is a temporary tower Friday to Sunday 119.05, if you have not flown in before we have a map online with some check in points....
  6. People don't realize all the stuff behind the...

    People don't realize all the stuff behind the scenes that takes place to keep these events going. On top of just the needed organization and effort you have these issues to deal with. Ug. Trying to...
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    2019 ValdezSTOL May 10-12

    2019 Valdez STOL May 10-12!
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    Beach Landing/ Poker Run is 11am Friday this year due to tides.
    Pilot Roundtables Friday afternoon
    STOL on Saturday afternoon with dinner following
    Flour...
  8. Thread: ANC Earthquake

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    Huge Kudos to AKDoT, Contractors and Railroad...

    Huge Kudos to AKDoT, Contractors and Railroad etc. Fairbanks can't go too long without fuel and gas. I think the electric intertie was down too. Our building in Fairbanks is on natural gas, there...
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    2018 Valdez Fly In Official Results

    The 2018 Event was a huge success. Some airplanes arrived early in the week and even though the weather forecast was poor, once again the weather was fine for the events. We were able to do the beach...
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    2018 Valdez Update Hi All Right now we have 8...

    2018 Valdez Update
    Hi All
    Right now we have 8 planes here already including Gary Ward. Frank Knapp is also here and practicing. This evening I met a fellow from Iceland who is here to watch the...
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    The National Weather Service forecast area now...

    The National Weather Service forecast area now includes Thompson Pass. They will forecast snow and temps that are consistently 10 degrees or more colder than town all year. Weather Underground for...
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    2018 Valdez Fly In Schedule of Events

    Hi All attached is the schedule of events for the 2018 Valdez Fly In. The big change this year is the Beach Landing is going to be Friday afternoon due to tides.
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    Nothing to do with the OP but I just have to...

    Nothing to do with the OP but I just have to recognize the pure subtle comic genus of this comment. I have giggled at it for days but I am simple like that.
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    2018 Valdez Fly In May 11-13

    Hi All
    The 15th Annual Valdez Fly In is going to be another great event! We have a slight schedule change. The Poker Run/Bonfire on the beach is going to be on the afternoon of Friday May 11th due...
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    As I understand it there was a STOL contest on...

    As I understand it there was a STOL contest on the beach near Kenai in the '60's that predated Gulkana. Kevin Doyle's uncle was part of that and still has the traveling trophy as I understand. He was...
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    Hi Marty I admire your project, I have a...

    Hi Marty
    I admire your project, I have a Sportsman as well although I didn't build it. I will vouch that you don't want anything sticking out. You will want all the room you can get inside. A couple...
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    I have had at least three times in my life when...

    I have had at least three times in my life when what seemed like a really good idea at the time was until it definitely WAS NOT and I dang near bought the farm (all non aviation related). Had things...
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    Marcus Paine Memorial

    There will be a memorial for Marc Paine Sunday Oct 23, 4pm at the Alaska Aviation Museum. It should be a nice gathering of family and friends to share a story or two. There will be a gathering in...
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    Garmin has purchased InReach, it will be...

    Garmin has purchased InReach, it will be interesting to see what integration they will have. The texting is a value to me with many areas out of cell service.
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    Bill my hat is off to you! I really enjoy your...

    Bill my hat is off to you! I really enjoy your post and your willingness to share your misfortune as a learning experience for us, ego be damned. You have incredible drive to live your dream! I'm...
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    As bad as this was I hope the response doesn't...

    As bad as this was I hope the response doesn't end up being worse than the crime but I fear that is how the state and people will react. There will be even more fences and codes topped off with...
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    We took out the push pull cable on the trim too,...

    We took out the push pull cable on the trim too, that was not a good solution between your legs on the floor. I have the ray allen servo now and like it much better. The only thing different is that...
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    I think this is a big deal that has not been...

    I think this is a big deal that has not been thought out. This will reduce time to do things after work by an hour. We always push to get everything done in the summer but now will have one less...
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    Many of these ideas have been thought of and...

    Many of these ideas have been thought of and discussed. I think that a variety of events is great. The combination of what the organizers want to do, what competitors want to do and what the host...
  25. Thread: 44mag

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    You might look into custom or after market grips,...

    You might look into custom or after market grips, that makes a huge difference. To each their own, you want something that fits your hand.
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