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    Happy Devil Dog Day and thanks to those Marines...

    Happy Devil Dog Day and thanks to those Marines on here who served. This day was a special one to my Dad. He was a WW2 Marine rifleman and he would get me to take he and his buddies out on this day...
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    Couple other notes after talking to people. I...

    Couple other notes after talking to people. I used the words "private aircraft" rather than "general aviation" and noted I had a passenger. That triggered the CBP person to require me to go to...
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    I tried to list two crew after I had said 1...

    I tried to list two crew after I had said 1 passenger and she called me on it. She said a Cessna 180 needs two pilots? YMMV but I don't like messing with CANPASS on the phone and then facing the...
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    OK updated information from my trip this...

    OK updated information from my trip this weekend.....Can I say shitshow on this forum?

    Called on Thursday to talk to CANPASS to make sure I had everything set. Answer yes. You can fly in here as...
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    Canada Border update 8/8/2021

    T'was the night before border opening and all through the border states pilots are gathered by their computers to try to figure out the heck is next.

    Here is what I have found:

    Border is open...
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    My new camp is on an island on the east side of...

    My new camp is on an island on the east side of Loonhaunt Lake. It is about 25 NW of International Falls towards Nestor Falls. We really like that it doesn't have trail or road access and keeps the...
  7. Aircraft Sales have been good and kept me...

    Aircraft Sales have been good and kept me jumping. I don't miss packing a bag every week. I do play more golf and just bought a place in Canada to do more fishing when border opens.

    Golf, sex,...
  8. Possible scam on Wipaire 3000A floats

    I had a customer call me and forward info on a set of Wipaire 3000A floats. He said they were priced right and he would like me to acquire them for him. I reached out to his seller who purports to...
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    Canada Border update 6/21

    It seems our friends to the north are easing some restrictions on the border but not welcoming any Yanks looking to fish.

    They published and as of this moment have pulled back AC 6/21. I have...
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    I am in the business as a broker and acquisitions...

    I am in the business as a broker and acquisitions for others. I will not purchase an aircraft without a Purchase Agreement in place and escrow or the equivalent.

    Purchase Agreement. It defines...
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    Sorry I took a week to get back here but here are...

    Sorry I took a week to get back here but here are a couple notes from my journey from Homer back to MN.

    We did the Alaska Airman's Show and spoke to more than a couple pilots that had recently...
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    55491 I have always preferred Aileron who is...

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    I have always preferred Aileron who is pictured here with his pilot friend the late Art Scholl. He wasn't with Art when he crashed doing the inverted spin scene in his Pitts for Top Gun. ...
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    Anybody gone back through from Anchorage back to...

    Anybody gone back through from Anchorage back to USA lately? I have to ferry a 185 back to MN and need to get cleared in Whitehorse or somewhere in the area. I will be on a commercial flight with a...
  14. WTB: 2 sets of Piper J3 wings with metal spars

    I need two full sets of wings J3 wings with metal spars with ailerons and everything except fabric included. Let me know what you have and if you can deliver to MN.

    PJ@inv-air.com
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    I got to fly with the Snowbirds down in Texas for...

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    I was out doing a tailwheel sign off in a...

    I was out doing a tailwheel sign off in a Citabria the other day and ended up teaching slips to a short field landing. I demonstrated at altitude and we played a bit and the plane would not spin...
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    I was giving my son (now Marine pilot) some dual...

    I was giving my son (now Marine pilot) some dual in a G1000 C-182T and put some paper over the PFD screen (used to use those shower suction thingies but "advanced" to an 8x11 sheet of paper with...
  18. Looks like we should be a go this Saturday. I...

    Looks like we should be a go this Saturday.

    I will get up a little early and knock out a few more feet of runway and some more parking and even a taxiway to aid in departures and arrivals. We...
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    Just because it's on the SC calendar doesn't mean...

    Just because it's on the SC calendar doesn't mean it will be that date. I am on the second reschedule of my ski plane fly in.......is this like the cover of Sports Illustrated cover jinx? A...
  20. Thanks to all who offered help and advice here. ...

    Thanks to all who offered help and advice here. I read this thread and couldn't help but think this is why I like pilots and people who fly little airplanes. With all that 's wrong in the world...
  21. Trick Air Ski Plane fly-in at McGregor, MN is rescheduled again to Saturday Feb 20th, 2021

    2020 may have sucked but 2021 blows......

    We had to scrub again due to extreme cold. The high isn't supposed to get above -6 on Saturday this week and prep days are even colder. We are looking...
  22. Sorry I posted everywhere but here but weather...

    Sorry I posted everywhere but here but weather got us. It is 700-1 and snow forecast here all day. We decided to push back to February 13th. Same stuff and I will try to get the runway a bit...
  23. OK here we go. I just got off the phone with the...

    OK here we go. I just got off the phone with the co-host Steve from Trick Air skis and we decided we are a go for Saturday. Couple of notes.

    I was not able to extend the runway due to overflow. ...
  24. Arrived at base today and got working on the...

    Arrived at base today and got working on the runway. Glad we hit it today as there are several spots that needed to get some cold air on them. We were able to get about 2000' done but it is still...
  25. Conditions update a week out

    I was at the base this weekend and conditions are good and bad. The good is we have a powdery layer of snow at about a foot which is plowable and should set up great for a ski runway. The bad is...
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