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    I've been lucky to fly a bunch of different...

    I've been lucky to fly a bunch of different stuff, but there are a couple that slipped away: the TravelAir 6000 and the Beech Staggerwing. I had buddies owning those birds but never got a ride!...
  2. My cousin in Gillette uses the guy in Spearfish...

    My cousin in Gillette uses the guy in Spearfish and likes him
  3. I was just going through some old correspondence...

    I was just going through some old correspondence this evening and ran across a letter from Hal dated 1988, in regards to an editorial I had written for the old Super Cub Pilot's Association. He was...
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    FS: Lycoming 0-320 exhaust

    PA-18 0-320 exhaust, used and repaired but very useable. Heat Robber duct attached. $550.00 OBO plus shipping from Idaho. Call at 208 861-1519.
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    Is the Catto prop an improvement on the 0-360? ...

    Is the Catto prop an improvement on the 0-360? And if so, which model?
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    Nice to see this thread still going. Don't miss...

    Nice to see this thread still going. Don't miss Richard Holm's Bound For The Backcountry. He now has two volumes out. The first focuses on central Idaho and has become the definitive reference...
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    I will be living back in Salmon by then, after 30...

    I will be living back in Salmon by then, after 30 years away. Lenny's Airmotive is the maintenance place, he was Maintenance Technician of the Year in 1987. There should be hangars available...
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    Interesting. The biography I read seems to...

    Interesting. The biography I read seems to support the 2 cub theory, as it sounded like he had one right after the war and before the Bonanza, and maybe before the P51 too. The plot thickens...
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    Really cool! Thanks Terrible. What is the...

    Really cool! Thanks Terrible. What is the serial #? I'm glad it's still out there flying, and with the same N#. This solves an interesting mystery for me.
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    I'm enjoying the Stinson info, but surely SOMEONE...

    I'm enjoying the Stinson info, but surely SOMEONE from supercub.org can help me find more info on Jimmy's SUPER CUB!! I did learn he sold it in 1982 when he was too deaf to hear ATC, and commented...
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    Jimmy Stewart's Super Cub

    I have been reading Jimmy Stewart, Bomber Pilot, by Starr Smith. It is a great book about Stewart's military career. But some comments got me interested in his GA background. Smith states that...
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    Very intrigued by Vivion's post on wheel skis,...

    Very intrigued by Vivion's post on wheel skis, and from the posts you are probably most interested in wheel or penetration skis. However, for wheel replacement skis, my experience is that Aeroski...
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    Rex Lanham, famous Idaho pilot, flew bedsprings...

    Rex Lanham, famous Idaho pilot, flew bedsprings on the bottom of his cub from Big Creek to Cabin Creek once. said it was the closest he ever came to crashing.
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    I spent 4 days stranded in 1983 grooming the...

    I spent 4 days stranded in 1983 grooming the airstrip at Cold Meadows Idaho. Used the plane until it ran low on gas, then snowshoes. You can read the whole story coming out this summer in Notes...
  15. Bound For The Backcountry II, Richard Holm

    Richard's new book is out! This one is: "A History of Airstrips in the Wallowas, Hells Canyon, and the Lower Salmon River." It's another hit, 250 pages with tons of photos and amazingly researched...
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    They are all off the floor by early afternoon as...

    They are all off the floor by early afternoon as they start early, so if you want a tour show up early!
  17. Ha! I wasn't aware that worked! Tell me more.

    Ha! I wasn't aware that worked! Tell me more.
  18. All good stuff. I think published best glide...

    All good stuff. I think published best glide speeds are to be used as just a starting reference point. Wind and weight are going to affect it, as well as modifications (the question that started...
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    I have known Jim and Vera since the early 1980s...

    I have known Jim and Vera since the early 1980s and the beginning of the Super Cub Pilot's Association, and the first fly-in at Chamberlain Basin. They put out a newsletter for a number of years and...
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    Columbine III is at Dayton, Columbine II is...

    Columbine III is at Dayton, Columbine II is sitting in the desert and needs help!
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    Not true about 10000' fpm, more like 1200'. ...

    Not true about 10000' fpm, more like 1200'. Patrick and I searched today in the cub and a 182 after talking with the state aeronautics director. Good volunteer group working back there, and not...
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    When Carol Jarvis, the owner of Salmon Air Taxi...

    When Carol Jarvis, the owner of Salmon Air Taxi in Salmon, Idaho, hired me in 1979, I was his full time pilot, which meant instructing in the off season. He told me he only had two rules to...
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    BeeGee, regarding your comment about printing out...

    BeeGee, regarding your comment about printing out lateral and vertical changes and verifying before execution, please help me understand. The jet I fly does not have printing capability, but it...
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    Lenny's Airmotive in Salmon, Id., at least for...

    Lenny's Airmotive in Salmon, Id., at least for lower 48. 208 756-3152.
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    New Backcountry Aviation Book Out!

    There is a great new book out called Bound For The Backcountry (A History of Idaho's Remote Airstrips) by Richard Holm Jr. It is over 500 pages with over 1000 photographs and is coffee table...
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