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    Default Super Cubs at their best

    Here is a link to videos from our moose hunt this fall of the cub pilots working our moose camp.
    Enjoy!
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKN0r...fW3O71dMPCG-tH
    All Cub videos^


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    Awww, Those are Super Cool Videos

    that stuff kills me,...."Oh, how I wish I'd have been a Supercub pilot"
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakrain View Post
    Awww, Those are Super Cool Videos

    that stuff kills me,...."Oh, how I wish I'd have been a Supercub pilot"
    Yeah, it's great all right. Until 85-knot winds tear your Supercub away from its bush camp ramp, and take the ramp as well, then tear a 30" gash in one float and sink the wing on that side right up to the jury struts. It ain't all wine and roses, I'll tell you that.

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    Sounds like a good story, worth telling in more detail there Griz
    How'd ya get out of there

    I've had a few Boats getting whipped by the weather in my days, and gotta admit,....

    in heavy AK weather, I might rather be in a Heavy Wood or Steel vessel than a fragile little Cub
    but we travel around at 8 knots per hour too,...it's all trade-offs I guess

    but watching a Super Cub lift off in just a few feet of bouncing along,...even skipping over water to find a gravel bar
    to set her down on,....that's awesome to imagine

    Got any more stories ??
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    <3 our cub pilots! Fantastic! I could watch this sort of thing all day.. What year did they stop making the cubs? -cant remember..

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    http://www.supercubproject.com/cubhistory.aspx

    The link above has a run down on Piper manufacturing the "cub" series. There are some copies being made today. Cub Crafters in Yakima, Wa. All theirs put CC in the N number for copy cats.....they also stole a bunch of Alaskans cub modifications (STCs) and submitted them to the FAA in WA State and called them their own. So not to impressed with Cub Crafters (copy cats)

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    kodiakrain,

    You can hear lots and lots more stories from this gentleman. His name is Mort D. Mason. He wrote a book!
    The Alaska Bush Pilot Chronicles: More Adventures and Misadventures from the Big Empty

    If you are interested in hearing Alaska Bush Pilot stories, this is your book. I throughly enjoyed it.

    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakrain View Post
    Sounds like a good story, worth telling in more detail there Griz
    How'd ya get out of there

    I've had a few Boats getting whipped by the weather in my days, and gotta admit,....

    in heavy AK weather, I might rather be in a Heavy Wood or Steel vessel than a fragile little Cub
    but we travel around at 8 knots per hour too,...it's all trade-offs I guess

    but watching a Super Cub lift off in just a few feet of bouncing along,...even skipping over water to find a gravel bar
    to set her down on,....that's awesome to imagine

    Got any more stories ??

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    Hey Thanks agoyne,..I'm on it,...

    looks like a great book
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipercub View Post
    http://www.supercubproject.com/cubhistory.aspx

    The link above has a run down on Piper manufacturing the "cub" series. There are some copies being made today. Cub Crafters in Yakima, Wa. All theirs put CC in the N number for copy cats.....they also stole a bunch of Alaskans cub modifications (STCs) and submitted them to the FAA in WA State and called them their own. So not to impressed with Cub Crafters (copy cats)
    Thanks for the link..

    I'm not sure what/who made it but can you tell em I want this bird? :-) http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g6B8-PNYjzk

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    Quote Originally Posted by AniWahaya View Post
    Thanks for the link..

    I'm not sure what/who made it but can you tell em I want this bird? :-) http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g6B8-PNYjzk
    Tried to edit post but I was too late.. The Cub in the link is no more but it's an interesting story none the less. http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...acier?page=0,1

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakrain View Post
    Sounds like a good story, worth telling in more detail there Griz
    How'd ya get out of there

    I've had a few Boats getting whipped by the weather in my days, and gotta admit,....

    in heavy AK weather, I might rather be in a Heavy Wood or Steel vessel than a fragile little Cub
    but we travel around at 8 knots per hour too,...it's all trade-offs I guess

    but watching a Super Cub lift off in just a few feet of bouncing along,...even skipping over water to find a gravel bar
    to set her down on,....that's awesome to imagine

    Got any more stories ??
    Yeah, about half a million of them, it seems. On that occasion, I had kept the Cub at our main camp for a few days. I was there with my C-206 when the winds hit. Huddled inside a 16' x 16' GI tent during the nighttime storm. Was afraid the Stationair would vanish as well, but it didn't. May have told this story in one of my books . . . . .

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    I've got the book agoyne mentioned, on my Amazon wish list,...does it have many photos inside ??

    cause if it does, I'll order a hard copy,
    If it's mostly text, I can get it quicker by Kindle, (my older model Kindle doesn't show pics very well)

    Thanks, lookin' forward to it,...you sure got some good reviews on Amazon
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakrain View Post
    I've got the book agoyne mentioned, on my Amazon wish list,...does it have many photos inside ??

    cause if it does, I'll order a hard copy,
    If it's mostly text, I can get it quicker by Kindle, (my older model Kindle doesn't show pics very well)

    Thanks, lookin' forward to it,...you sure got some good reviews on Amazon
    Yep, photos are included. My first book, "Flying the Alaska Wild" is now pretty hard to get, and prices seem to be up there around $175 a copy.

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    Sound interesting I will take a look at it too.
    -JR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly 2 View Post
    Yep, photos are included. My first book, "Flying the Alaska Wild" is now pretty hard to get, and prices seem to be up there around $175 a copy.
    can you post a cover photo? I think I may own that book

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmetal View Post
    can you post a cover photo? I think I may own that book
    I'm betting its this one...
    http://www.amazon.com/Flying-Alaska-.../dp/0896585891

    Kindle edition for $10

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmetal View Post
    can you post a cover photo? I think I may own that book
    Unable to post the photo, but it shows a turbo amphibian in a slow climb,, from left to right, with a mountain range off the left wing.

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    I'll have to check that out Grizz. I need something else to read right now other than studying for my PPL written.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly 2 View Post
    Unable to post the photo, but it shows a turbo amphibian in a slow climb,, from left to right, with a mountain range off the left wing.

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    here is another one to check out.
    -JR

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