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    55489 The good looking one is Wiley....as...

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    The good looking one is Wiley....as Post: adventurous, brave, etc.

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    I just spoke with the Acting Port Director of US...

    I just spoke with the Acting Port Director of US Customs for Del Bonita in Montana. He said the strip is open, and both the Canadians and US CBP are clearing pilots through at Del Bonita. US...
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    Yeah, but at least that one didn't waste hours of...

    Yeah, but at least that one didn't waste hours of the seller's time....

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    When I had a PA 11 for sale, a guy called who...

    When I had a PA 11 for sale, a guy called who wanted more photos than I’d posted. I sent them. Then he wanted pictures of specific parts of the plane, which I took and sent. This went on...
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    Yes, for the header less fuel system. MTV

    Yes, for the header less fuel system.

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    Yes, those Atlee caps are the way to go. Some...

    Yes, those Atlee caps are the way to go. Some 180 hp STCs require the “snorkel” caps, but you don’t need them.

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    They are a cooperator and participator in the...

    They are a cooperator and participator in the work party. Aeronautics cooperates with the work parties on several federally owned strips.

    Del Bonita’s work parties have in past been coordinated...
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    As I noted, I’d keep checking, right up to date...

    As I noted, I’d keep checking, right up to date of departure. I’m told Del Bonita has a lot of gopher holes and maybe a badger to go with. No work party last year due to COVID. MPA is planning to...
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    Engine oil was just part of it. Our Maintenance...

    Engine oil was just part of it. Our Maintenance guys HATED seeing my Beaver arrive for a 100 hour. I basically coated that airplane with LPS, mostly LPS 3. Floats, gear, everything. The plane...
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    I was assigned a "VIP Flight" in Kodiak. Two big...

    I was assigned a "VIP Flight" in Kodiak. Two big wigs from the Department of Interior and our Regional Director, who was a good guy, but not an aviation type.

    Took off in the Beaver, Regional...
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    A 12 foot Zodiac with a 9.9 fits in a 185. All...

    A 12 foot Zodiac with a 9.9 fits in a 185. All depends on what you want to do.

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    A gent who went up there about three weeks ago,...

    A gent who went up there about three weeks ago, from Montana to AK said that Calgary was the only place in the province they'd let him clear customs in a light plane. He said it wasn't a huge pain...
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    I always laugh when the subject of oil comes up...

    I always laugh when the subject of oil comes up with regard to radial engines. The old argument that if a radial isn't using oil, there's something wrong with it....etc.

    The R-985 in the Beaver...
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    What sort of trim system does the S-21 have? If...

    What sort of trim system does the S-21 have? If it has a jackscrew or other type trimmable stabilizer, trim will make a difference in landing speeds. I believe, however that the S-21 has a trim tab...
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    I know a fella who did that, filled the tanks on...

    I know a fella who did that, filled the tanks on a Super Cub, launched out of Kotzebue, headed for Anchorage, in winter. Plane had sat a lot for a long time, and he hadn't sumped the tanks that...
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    It figures. I was sternly cautioned when I...

    It figures. I was sternly cautioned when I picked up that plane with the larger rudders that there was a good reason EDO didn't install larger water rudders on those 4580 floats. With a load, those...
  17. Thread: Airplane Tugs

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    First, I'd be REALLY careful putting much strain...

    First, I'd be REALLY careful putting much strain on float cleats. I'd rather connect to something structural, like the spreader bars.

    If your unpaved area is pretty smooth, you really shouldn't...
  18. Thread: STCs and 337s

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    That's a great question....they're light bulbs,...

    That's a great question....they're light bulbs, fer crying out loud....and, according to the regs, even I am qualified to change a light bulb.....and I'm NOT qualified to submit a 337.

    Then...
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    Basic Med-Part Deux

    Not quite four years ago, I became one of the early adopters of Basic Med. Dr. Randle Corfman, whom some of you may have heard of, performed the subject exam on May 1, 2007. That was the first day...
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    Roddy, When I was instructing in my 180 hp...

    Roddy,

    When I was instructing in my 180 hp 170 on floats/wheels/skis in Alaska, I couldn't afford hull insurance. I simply couldn't fly enough hours to make it even come close to break even. ...
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    Tim always needed a job.......just sayin! :lol: ...

    Tim always needed a job.......just sayin! :lol:

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    Reliable makes good points. I would add that one...

    Reliable makes good points. I would add that one of the things you notice early on in off airport ops is how much pilots have relied on runway markings. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told...
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    I assume this is Light Sport? Instructing in...

    I assume this is Light Sport? Instructing in Experimental other than LS is difficult.

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    That works in Alaska, because there are so many...

    That works in Alaska, because there are so many unique spots to take “students”. In the Lower 48, you may have difficulty finding a good supply of unique “strips”. Depends on where you’re at, I...
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    I don’t understand what you’re trying to get at. ...

    I don’t understand what you’re trying to get at. The stock battery location is a shelf ABOVE where an extended baggage would go. The weight limit on the extended baggage is seperate from the weight...
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