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    Practice “dragging the strip” with a go-around....

    Practice “dragging the strip” with a go-around. It will help with all your landings by getting the differing view of the horizon and cowl ingrained in your head for each technique. I use wheel...
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    I’ve been to similar accidents scenes where...

    I’ve been to similar accidents scenes where pilots had to make emergency landing in the marsh. A Cherokee and a 170 Both had a similar short field landings with a nose over at the end but everybody...
  3. Thread: Oops

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    https://radiokenai.com/plane-crash-in-kenai-nation...

    https://radiokenai.com/plane-crash-in-kenai-national-wildlife-refuge-monday-afternoon-both-occupants-were-uninjured/
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    Take a look at the POH performance charts for...

    Take a look at the POH performance charts for similar aircraft. The glide ratio will be about 1.2 nm for every 1000 ft AGL. Add all the performance modifications to an aircraft such as big tires and...
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    Northern Lights Avionics in Anchorage may still...

    Northern Lights Avionics in Anchorage may still be selling the DVD. I haven’t seen it on YouTube though.
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    If you’re as cute as either of these two ladies,...

    If you’re as cute as either of these two ladies, it will make the front page of the local paper.
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  7. I know lots of guys with beautiful airplanes and...

    I know lots of guys with beautiful airplanes and the newest avionics but they still only fly on bluebird days. It is hard to get the money back at resale since avionics are upgraded so frequently...
  8. It sounds like you want the rewards of flying...

    It sounds like you want the rewards of flying without putting in the work. Tac Aero, Chandler Air Service, CP Aviation are all great tailwheel flight schools and it’s hard to beat the scenery in...
  9. Funny... I heard about all the beautiful blue...

    Funny... I heard about all the beautiful blue eyed girls waiting for me in Shageluk.
  10. I’m glad I have friends with helicopters.

    I’m glad I have friends with helicopters.
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    Emergency Preheater

    I once used 6 of the packaged hand warmers on the top of my engine with a good insulated engine cover to preheat my engine. I was stuck at a village on the Yukon River while waiting out a blizzard. ...
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    Why I like AK

    This article has good information explaining the new law and the little difference it will make to Alaskans.

    http://www.adn.com/outdoors/story/614608.html
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    misinformed

    There is much information being written and posted about the new CCW law which is incorrect. Most parks in Alaska never restricted firearms. There are only a few parks in certain areas which banned...
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    induced drag vs Parasitic drag

    Parasitic drag (also called parasite drag) is drag caused by moving a solid object through a fluid. Parasitic drag is made up of many components, the most prominent being form drag. Skin friction and...
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    induced drag vs Parasitic drag

    Parasitic drag (also called parasite drag) is drag caused by moving a solid object through a fluid. Parasitic drag is made up of many components, the most prominent being form drag. Skin friction and...
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    KISS

    The beauty of the cub is best realized when the airplane is kept light and simple. Don't add weight to try to increase performance. KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID.
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    FR Gear

    Army/Navy in Anchorage has a good supply of Fire Resistant winter gear. Most folks working on the Slope are required to wear it. I like silk from Cabelas, wool from Smartwool, FR long johns from...
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    T-crates are great planes. When I first moved to...

    T-crates are great planes. When I first moved to bush Alaska I realized I needed to fly. I talked to all the "old guys" doing what I dreamed of doing. They all told me the same thing, "Learn to...
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    stolen tailwheel

    I'm sorry your tailwheel was stolen. My airplane in sometimes tied down near yours and I have the same tailwheel. I have been more vigilant lately when I heard about the theft. I watch the...
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    Low air presure and Brake Boosters

    If you are going to run the 8.50 tires you should not run low air pressure especially with brake boosters. You can spin the tire on the wheel and cut the valve stem. The bushwheel is good insurance...
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    Rainbow Fishing near Iliamna

    There are several "sand blows" near upper and lower Talarik Creek that you can land a C-207. You may have to walk a bit from these spots but it is all open country. Bring something for tie-downs...
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