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    My In-laws were around the Oregon coast when that...

    My In-laws were around the Oregon coast when that whale got blown up. Not long before they touched off the charge, a licensed powder man had shown up and had a conversation with one of the DOT folks....
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    Depends on where you are flying. 12 if I know I...

    Depends on where you are flying. 12 if I know I will have all hard smooth surface landings. Deflate to 'cheeks' when headed to rough
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    I believe I know where there are a set of 2440's...

    I believe I know where there are a set of 2440's with Stinson rigging on them. Might have had new bottoms put-on , can't remember, but they are for sale.

    The items you list are not a big deal...
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    With 60 wide and 40 deep, I could squeeze three...

    With 60 wide and 40 deep, I could squeeze three birds inside, but with two you could move in and out without moving the other one. Three was tight, and had a hard time with putting break and shear in...
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    One must remember how many LAB alumni fly for...

    One must remember how many LAB alumni fly for majors even today! It was almost a right of passage for Alaska Airlines for a long time.
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    Yesterday was not a case of where, but who I got...

    Yesterday was not a case of where, but who I got to fly.

    A gentleman came in to see if the weather was good enough to do a flight over Kruzof Island, just a few minutes out of Sitka. He wanted to...
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    I have friends that got hired with no float...

    I have friends that got hired with no float rating, did the rating on a weekend, and one day the boss needed pilots and said 'YOU'. They got trained, learned, checked out.

    Notice preferred? You...
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    Thank you all for listening to my rant. The...

    Thank you all for listening to my rant. The comments today are very good to read.

    One other thought I had that I want to point out: the US military often hires folks with zero hours and trains...
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    Just WOW. I am actually shocked and ashamed at...

    Just WOW.

    I am actually shocked and ashamed at this group. You all have administered what the problem was, who is to blame, and what should be done to solve it without even having all of the...
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    Sticky: I feel for you Mike. Consider getting yourself...

    I feel for you Mike.

    Consider getting yourself out of there to clean air before your lungs decide to not work properly. You probably had plenty of smoke in Fairbanks!
  11. Thread: Tires

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    The basis of that story can be told in plenty of...

    The basis of that story can be told in plenty of product discussions!
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    :Beer And here I thought that was the one...

    :Beer

    And here I thought that was the one Witness Protection had given you!:bunny
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    Ageed, we all start somewhere, and hope we don't...

    Ageed, we all start somewhere, and hope we don't stop learning... new things every day
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    Like all of us:wink:

    Like all of us:wink:
  15. TS starts with a 520, Pponk starts with an o-470...

    TS starts with a 520, Pponk starts with an o-470 and puts 520 parts on it...

    Now, back to the original post- I have heard lots of good answers. Two stick out: Find a new mechanic, and pull off the...
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    Mount box on side? Battery box supplied by...

    Mount box on side?

    Battery box supplied by owner. The Maule uses a rack anyway, and it is a 'hold down system', not a box. Don't see a problem.

    Any more I am just fine, no floats- only float...
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    Ok guys, take a seat and crack a beer... Yup,...

    Ok guys, take a seat and crack a beer...

    Yup, he got HIRED with only 5 hours of SES, in who knows or cares what.

    There are companies that hire lower time guys, and have a training program to...
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    Bought the Earthx box with the battery. Why...

    Bought the Earthx box with the battery.

    Why not? it will fit that way
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    I tried to file for food assistance once. Was in...

    I tried to file for food assistance once. Was in my 20's, no savings, busted up knee so could hardly walk and could not work, (commercial fishing at the time). filled out all the paperwork, but by...
  20. Thread: Mspa 2019

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    Nice photos, thanks

    Nice photos, thanks
  21. Feel free to share some of those stories here. ...

    Feel free to share some of those stories here.

    Thank you, and your group, for doing what was asked!

    Hope you have a great time
  22. Sticky: AAAANNNNDdddd- here I go again. Work calls, needs...

    AAAANNNNDdddd- here I go again. Work calls, needs me through the 13th.


    Talked to myself, rationalized and thought of all the ways... but once again I need to be an adult, and it sucks.

    I will...
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    Pigs? did someone say Pigs? Glad you and Kirby...

    Pigs? did someone say Pigs?

    Glad you and Kirby live up on the hills, but do you have a boat to get out?
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    No kidding? Brakes- you need to run in the...

    No kidding?

    Brakes- you need to run in the pads prior to effective. Get them hot as heck and let them cool off, should work better.

    Rear stick- bend aft a bit. Moving the front seat is NOT a...
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    Pete beat me to it- get yourself sorted out in...

    Pete beat me to it- get yourself sorted out in tailwheel before you consider the above planes.

    In all honesty, stock in any of the three are very limited in other than airport use. Light they are...
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