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We just purchased a new Electric Aircraft Tug from MiniMaxTugs. Here we are demonstrating just how easy it is to operate. Prices just right for anyone wanting a great aircraft tug.
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Part 2 of the GoPro Session 5 FOV compare, with the compare portions in sync and split screen. In this video, we're doing a comparison between the Field of View Settings of Wide versus Linear on our GoPro Session 5 cameras. We mounted 2 cameras, side-by-side on the strut of our Cessna. One set with a field of view of Wide and the other set to Linear. #avgeeks #aviation #gopro
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In this video, we're doing a comparison between the Field of View Settings of Wide versus Linear on our GoPro Session 5 cameras. We mounted 2 cameras, side-by-side on the strut of our Cessna. One set with a field of view of Wide and the other set to Linear.
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In this video we are unboxing our new Lightspeed Zulu 3 Aviation Headset, along with a quick flight to try it out.
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EAA Chapter 1246 1st Saturday Coffee Donut Get Together - FunPlacesToFly.com
Every first Saturday of every month, rain or shine, the members of EAA Chapter 1246 gather at McKinney National Airport to be with good friends and visitors to talk Aviation!
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See Pats beautiful Hatz Classic Experimental Aircraft, built right in his garage. This video shows the aircraft stages as he got it ready for the first flight. A real treat!
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For the Love of Airshows and Flying - FunPlacesToFly.com
Some of our favorite clips from the past, expressing the Joy of Aviation and the Experience of Flight.
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This website was built to document the construction of an RV-9A in compliance with the FAA requirements needed to certify the aircraft. Any experiences and/or comments are by no means to be considered as instructions on how to build an RV-9A or any other aircraft.
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