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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...
  3. 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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    Sticky: 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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. ...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Thanks Kurt. If wx is good we usually have a...

    Thanks Kurt. If wx is good we usually have a good number of planes come in. The year it was 30 and sunny I had everything within 100 miles trying to land on an ice runway for the first time. I ran...
  12. Just got word that Big Sandy Lodge is only open...

    Just got word that Big Sandy Lodge is only open for cabins and not for hotel rooms. I am calling tomorrow to see if they will open if I buy a few rooms. If you are coming in and want to stay there...
  13. WTB: 0-200 and prop for J3 engine upgrade STC

    Looking for a O-200 and prop compatible with the Univair STC for the J3. I would like something fresh or with life on it but will look at run outs. Prop has to be compatible and be in good shape.
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  14. Trick Air Ski Plane fly-in at Jackson Seaplane Base McGregor, MN Saturday January 30th, 2021

    The 6th Annual is on the calendar. Come one, come all and dress for the elements....

    We are hoping for better weather this year than last. Two years in a row MSP has been IFR and we barely got to...
  15. 1955 Cessna float kit install planning

    I am exporting a 55' Cessna and the buyer wants to install a float kit on it during the restoration. I know it is a PITA and expensive but he found a low time machine that is a good candidate for a...
  16. I went shopping at Wentworth in MN when mine went...

    I went shopping at Wentworth in MN when mine went TFU and they had a couple of boxes of latches to sort through. They do know what a new one cost and base their price off of it.....but they have...
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    To P Ponk or not to P Ponk that is the...

    To P Ponk or not to P Ponk that is the question....Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, or just ground...
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    So these strong enough for a 180?

    So these strong enough for a 180?
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    I grew up with a Dad who was a rifleman in the...

    I grew up with a Dad who was a rifleman in the Pacific (Kwajalein, Roi Namur, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima). He saw hell and I can honestly say I never saw him kill or hurt a living thing growing...
  20. Trick Air Ski Plane Fly In at Jackson SPB (MN61)...

    Trick Air Ski Plane Fly In at Jackson SPB (MN61) Saturday January 30 Sunrise to Sunset

    Be there or be trapazodal......
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    Rolls Royce powered J-3

    I was talking to a South African and he mentioned that he has a Rolls powered J-3. While I am sure I will get flamed by the usual suspects here, I had never heard of this.

    He noted that Rolls...
  22. Done. Sounds like a great effort and now on my...

    Done. Sounds like a great effort and now on my places to land my 180 when on wheels or skis.......
  23. Here is a pic of the temp solution while the guys...

    Here is a pic of the temp solution while the guys in Quebec weld up my fancy smancy tug lifter thingy. Works decent but it is a two man job to push it in.50333

    Thanks for the help...amphibs are...
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    Take a look at his video for more information on...

    Take a look at his video for more information on 360 mounts....

    https://youtu.be/T16e-1mb5EI

    Simply the best mounts and hardware out there.....

    If I sound biased I am....
  25. I think I am going to get one of these and...

    I think I am going to get one of these and eliminate the tug, the jack, and pretty much the mystery.
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