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- Horizontal Stabilizer (49:40)
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Back in July of 2017, SuperAero took his friends Lynne and Cassidy up for their first flight in a small airplane. They were nervous but adventurous and he was really proud of them for taking the leap and having a blast while doing it. They had a blast on this trip home from Hartford, WI (KHXF) to his home airport, Milwaukee's Timmerman Field (KMWC).
You Got a Pilot License, NOW WHAT? - Flight Training
Ready for some good flying opportunities? Check out this video!
Aviation Mania Intro - Cool! - Aviation Mania
Heathrow, Brussels, Stansted, Luton, Cologne, Frankfurt, Manchester. Also Royal Air Force Bases and other military bases: Coningsby, Lossiemouth, Lakenheath, Mildenhall, Fairford, Ramstein, Koksijde and more.
Steep Hillside Landing Shenanigans - VLOG - Trent Palmer
Another great flight with Trent Palmer where he talks about his aircraft.
Bush Planes on The Ranch - More fun flying with Trent - Trent Palmer
Trent's friends at the Turner Ranch invited them to go land on their ranch land in Sierra Valley, CA.
Landing at VFR Minumums - SuperAero
It's SUPER cold in Wisconsin this time of year. A C-172 and an RV-10 to get one last flight in before the end of 2017.
World's Tallest Seacliffs - Maui Flight - Sonikhanem
Beautiful flight from Maui, Kahului airport to our first stop Molokai.
Flying Cowboys Utah Flying Adventure - VLOG - Trent Palmer
High elevation strips, rivers and deep canyons make for some awesome bush flying!
Red Bluff Bush Plane Chaos - Trent Palmer
Trent and Ty popped over the hill to Red Bluff, CA to fly with the guys. It ended up being a big turnout which led to some chaotic flying capped off with a night out at the cabin and a windy flight home. The 'Bald Hills' were hands down some of the most fun than Trent has ever had in his plane.
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Wings Over Winter FIVE!! - AviatorShow
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Kitfox High Sierra Fun - Trent Palmer
Having fun in a Kitfox over Lake Tahoe, then over a reservoir north of Truckee, CA.
FreedomFox High Desert Fun - Kitfox Bush Plane - Trent Palmer
Early morning flight in the high desert north of Reno, NV. Plane is a Series 5 Kitfox with the bush landing gear and 29in bushwheels. bought an RV! -
Nope, not an RV from Van's, but a real Recreational Vehicle! We needed a rig to carry camera and video equipment, plus personnel, to go to Aviation Events and Fun Places to Fly across the US, reporting back to our visitors and subscribers with news and video of what we find!
2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Flyin - Judy Birchler
Ladies having way too much FUN! See the 2017 Ladies Love Taildraggers Fly-in at Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois. Check out their website at Free membership!

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