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October 2023
What’s inside…

8 Featured Plane 
A Backcountry State of Mind 
Cory Rance’s 1980 Cessna 180K Is the Perfect Off-Field Aircraft 
By Stephanie Finnegan

18 Avionics 
Personal Minimums 
By Bob Hart

22 Sky Talk 
Fly More, Save More! 
Reducing the Variable Expenses of Ownership 
By Scott “Sky” Smith

28 Freedom and Adventure in a Cessna 172M 
Chris and Liz Bron’s Wonderful Airplane 
By Dan Brownell 

30 I Want to Paint My Plane. Now What? 
By Craig Barnett

38 Cylinder Baffling & Keeping Your Engine Cool 
By Bill Ross

44 Industry News

46 Hangar Tip  
By Scott Sherer

Member Activity 
42 Member Q&A 

From the Editor 
45 Advertising Index 

On the Cover: Photo of Cory Rance’s 1980 Cessna 180K by Jack Fleetwood (