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    Member algonquin's Avatar
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    Default new plane to play with

    just got a new plane to play with, a C-180. After two pacers the performance is way diferent. I can't beleive how much fun it can be to fly a big engine airplane. The funny part was this past weekend I went into a two thousand foot strip with hills on the ends and was concerned outbout geting out and the owner just started laughing at me and kindly said try a flap 20 T/O and you should be OK. At the end of 2000' I couldn't see the runway below. Just big fun. Any other fun flights from anybody? Last pacer flight was thru Rainy Pass back from McGarth in the end of the first week of Sept.

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    Congratulations! A new plane is always something exciting no matter what it is.

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    Default Yup ... owned a 56 c-180 begining 1991

    Two years ago my mechanic and I put an IO470 / 260 hp at 2650 rpm (Nordland conversion stc) in the 1600 lb aircraft with a small adjustment for weight and balance for the change from the McCaulley c203 to c230 prop. I have been nothing but smiles ever sence.

    Reminds an "old guy" like me of the late 60's muscle cars (ss 396 camaro, 400 firebird 327 mustang etc.)

    Brute force concers all ...
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    Default Good times

    Last weekend took some friends for a awsome flight up over Knik glacier and the lake george area. From there went over Surprise glacier into the 20 mile river valley, then landed in girdwood for dinner. After dinner took off and followed the mountains past Anchorage and back to Palmer. We saw lots of wildlife and some great scenery. Best of all neither of them had been in a small plane before. Shareing aviation with others is priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkPacer View Post
    Last weekend took some friends for a awsome flight up over Knik glacier and the lake george area. From there went over Surprise glacier into the 20 mile river valley, then landed in girdwood for dinner. After dinner took off and followed the mountains past Anchorage and back to Palmer. We saw lots of wildlife and some great scenery. Best of all neither of them had been in a small plane before. Shareing aviation with others is priceless.
    This story will make me dream about GOOD PEOPLE like you.

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