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    When you fly a Navajo much, it is best to plan...

    When you fly a Navajo much, it is best to plan for a gear up landing. I have never liked the gear system on them, but that said, are you ready to deal with the fall out (in the heat of the moment)? ...
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    I had the opportunity to watch him set down a...

    I had the opportunity to watch him set down a load once, was talking to me on the radio, just a few seconds before, as I was taxiing out. He is an artist.
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    haha, true that

    haha, true that
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    Yeah Mike... but I don't see you taking it

    Yeah Mike... but I don't see you taking it
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    Of course, we now have to apply the new cold temp...

    Of course, we now have to apply the new cold temp corrections on approach to FAI. As one needs to be consulting a table rather than flying the plane. Sorry, rant and rave style. When it gets...
  6. Thread: Stinky Hardy

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    Thanks Charlie... I had not seen that for some...

  7. Thread: Wildcat Cub

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    Siwash, I haven't heard the Stephen Stills...

    Siwash, I haven't heard the Stephen Stills version of Treetop Flyer since my college years. that was awesome. On a related note, I am going to be watching Stewart's site closely, as he has spec'd an...
  8. That isn't a bad rate of spending for an aircraft...

    That isn't a bad rate of spending for an aircraft owner...
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    I can't speak for Chris, but I will second the...

    I can't speak for Chris, but I will second the endorsement for Mike and Stan! Stan is a great Cub and 180 pilot and one of the most experienced CASA captains around...I always loved flying with him
  10. Thread: Oratex Fabric

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    While I have no experience with the Oratex...

    While I have no experience with the Oratex fabric, other than when Lars showed it to me at the AK Airmen's show last spring, I can say that I have known Lars for a number of years, and the guy is...
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    Sweet. Jim and Dot Magoffin were two of my...

    Sweet. Jim and Dot Magoffin were two of my favorite people in Aviation.
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    Thanks for all your work at Kotzebue Radio...we...

    Thanks for all your work at Kotzebue Radio...we will miss ya.

    Bill
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    If a guy were to come up to Alaska, my...

    If a guy were to come up to Alaska, my recommendation would be Clark Wiltz at Ganes Creek, outside McGrath. Could also go to the GPAA camp at the mouth of the Cripple, outside of Nome.
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    I would agree with Mike on the Crosswinds GW...

    I would agree with Mike on the Crosswinds GW increase and the Crosswinds cargo door. I think the STC on that is for the PA14 only, Field Approval for the 12, based on the 14 STC. Extended baggage...
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    Wow. Howard 500. They knew how to make real...

    Wow. Howard 500. They knew how to make real airplanes back then. Beats the heck outta a Cirrus or Columbia.
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    If the guy can hack a little cold weather, I...

    If the guy can hack a little cold weather, I would recommend Francie at Tamarack Training Center in Fairbanks. Winters are generally clear and cold, and Fairbanks is always a lot of fun. Francie is...
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    Airport way? The yellow and blue one I am...

    Airport way? The yellow and blue one I am thinking of was on the East Ramp (University South). Was there the whole time I was at UAF. Last time I was in FAI, I think it was still there.
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    Been into Klery a few years back, went in to look...

    Been into Klery a few years back, went in to look at the dredge. Keeps a guy on his toes. Lisburne and Tin City can keep you busy Ramonzof as well. No new strip at Klery Creek. Gambell can keep...
  19. Thread: Gold

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    Very nice. I have done a lot of fly in...

    Very nice. I have done a lot of fly in prospecting, and claim staking. The Cub has been an excellent support plane for early stage exploration. The 206 works great later on...hard to beat the big...
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    I am heading over to Anadyr tomorrow for a few...

    I am heading over to Anadyr tomorrow for a few hours in the 1900, dropping off a bunch of school kids for some cultural exchange. In the hundred or so times I have been over in the Russian far east...
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    Hardtailjohn, well said. Their inspectors...

    Hardtailjohn,

    well said. Their inspectors have a scary incredible amount discretion. At my last surface miner refresher last month, we were reminded that they can violate you for not putting...
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    Godspeed Joe. Ron what an awesome thing to do...

    Godspeed Joe. Ron what an awesome thing to do for his family.
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    Actually, I am thinking that it is a DC-3C, a...

    Actually, I am thinking that it is a DC-3C, a converted C47. The double cargo door gives it away. The Super Gooney did have a taller tail, and a fuselage plug (forward of the wing, I think), fully...
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    Sheble's in Bullhead City. www.shebleaviation.com...

    Sheble's in Bullhead City. www.shebleaviation.com There is a decent casino/hotel a few miles away that has good rooms for about $25/night. I got my ATP there last spring. Fly one day, checkride...
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    They paved it in the last year or two. I can't...

    They paved it in the last year or two. I can't remember. Cant remember, think they even paved the crosswind runway that they never show
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