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    Question CFI in Wasilla/Palmer

    I just purchased my first plane, (1957 PA-22/20 160hp.) looking for a CFI that is familiar with these guys as I have been told constantly that they can be quite squirrely on the ground. My dad currently has the plane in Idaho and will be ferrying it to me once he feels comfortable in it (mid Sept hopefully). Thanks for any help.

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    i am looking to buy a house on an airstrip in Wasilla (Leisurewood Airstrip)

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    Call Eddie Trimmer at Willow he should know someone. If you have a pacer a trip to see Eddie is always in order. Don Lee is a great CFI that has several pacers but is in Talkeetna.
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    When you go see Eddie, Visit Walt Warner right next door too, he's a great tail wheel CFI. Another top notch tail wheel Cfi is Ray Johnson, he teaches out of Wasilla and Big Lake.


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    Thanks guys, I'll definitely need to find some time to go see Eddie. Hopefully I can get the plane ferried up here in the coming weeks, I have been told you need registration in hand to fly through Canada (no flying on a pink slip allowed)

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    Another quick question for those more experienced than I am, (almost anyone), are there any pilots that ferry between Alaska and the lower 48 in the winter months? My dad is nervous about flying my pacer up here once I get registration because it may be during the winter that I get it.

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    Tried to send PM but site locked up...can't tell if it went anywhere...

    Winter is challenging, but can be done. Biggest challenges are scheduling in relation to weather windows.
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    Email sent.

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    I didn't get any PM's. Ill message you and see if mine goes through.

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    I do ferry flights. I HATE doing them in the deep winter almost as much as I hate cheap owners who think I should be camping under the wing every night. Extra survival gear, extra pre-heat gear, limited hours of daylight, no single engine night VFR in western Canada.
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    BY THE BY; A FISDO can issue you an out-of US travel permit to use with your temporary registration, for flying up through Canada.
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