Past Events - 2011

January 5th 2011 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: John Davis' house

The meeting will be at John Davis' house - 6827 Caravelle Dr. It's on the South East corner of Raspberry and Caravelle.

Sunset at 16:01

January 8th 2011 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast

Where: Captain Chuck's

Join us at Captain Chuck's at the corner of Airport Heights and the Glenn Highway. Captain Chuck's is located in the old Pizza Hut building in the north west corner of the Northway Mall parking lot. We have had a number of good reviews for the food, plus there are windows and we should be able to see planes on short final for Merrill Field.

Sunset at 16:07

January 15th 2011 - Saturday
Have you paid your EAA Chapter 42 dues for 2011?

We have made it even easier for you and the treasurer to pay your dues.

Got to the EAA 42 Members area and log in. From there, go to the link that says Pay my Dues.

You can pay using a PayPal account, if you have one, or by using a credit or debit card. It's that easy.

Sunset at 16:23

January 25th 2011 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Medallion Foundation

Tuesday January 25th, 2011 - 7 PM - Chapter Meeting at the Medallion Foundation

Our January meeting will be at the Medallion Foundation.

We'll find out about what the Medallion foundation is doing for aviation safety in Alaska. They also have quite a few PC based flight simulators in addition to both a helicopter and Super-Cub simulator.

Where: Medallion Foundation at 5520 Lake Otis Pkwy Suite 104.

We last visited two years ago and had a great time. We are going to find out what the Medallion Foundation has for us General Aviation pilots.

Unfortunately the full motion Super Cub Simulator will not be avialable at the January meeting.

Go to the Medallion Foundation and fly safe.

Sunset at 16:49

February 2nd 2011 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Captain Chuck's

Wednesday, February 2nd 2010 - 7 PM Board Meeting

The Board meeting will be at Captain Chuck's at the corner of Airport Heights and the Glenn Highway. Captain Chuck's is located in the old Pizza Hut building in the north west corner of the Northway Mall parking lot.

Sunset at 17:12

February 11th 2011 - Friday 4:11 PM
RV-9 for Sale

RV-9 for Sale

Sunset at 17:37

February 12th 2011 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast

Where: Captain Chuck's

Sat, February 12th at 9:30 AM - Monthly Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Join us at Captain Chuck's at the corner of Airport Heights and the Glenn Highway. Captain Chuck's is located in the old Pizza Hut building in the north west corner of the Northway Mall parking lot. We have had a number of good reviews for the food, plus there are windows and we should be able to see planes on short final for Merrill Field.

Sunset at 17:40

February 22nd 2011 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Medallion Foundation

Tuesday February 22nd, 2011 - 7 PM - Chapter Meeting at the Medallion Foundation

Our February meeting will be at the Medallion Foundation for the second month in a row.

We'll find out about what the Medallion foundation is doing for aviation safety in Alaska. They also have quite a few PC based flight simulators in addition to both a helicopter and Super-Cub simulator.

Where: Medallion Foundation at 5520 Lake Otis Pkwy Suite 104.

We last visited two years ago and had a great time. The Medallion Foundation has the only full motion Super Cub Simulator. The simulator is currently mounted in a trailer that might be parked inside the building. The plan is to alternate it's location between Anchorage and Fairbanks for six months at a time. It's got 3 huge flat panel displays.

They told me that I was on Merrill Field. When I applied power I really couldn't see where I was over the nose. Once I got going, the tail came up. Literally, the tail came up and the nose went down! It is a full motion simulator. At this point I was weaving towards the north east, diagonally away from the runway. It has great terrain, but no buildings. The grass worked ok, and I took off.

Off to my left I could see the Elmendorf runway. What the heck, it's a simulator, and I don't have to talk to the tower or fill out paperwork, so I'm going to land at Elmendorf. I came in high and fast. Slipped my way down and landed long. I hardly ever looked at the instruments.

When you do a ground loop in a full motion simulator, all of a sudden one wing goes high, you see a lot of sky underneath it, and there is no noise, except for the laughter of the audience to the left, right and behind you.

Go to the Medallion Foundation and fly safe.

Sunset at 18:07

March 9th 2011 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Captain Chuck's

Wednesday, March 9th 2011 - 7 PM Board Meeting

There were scheduling conflicts, so we moved the Board meeting to Wednesday the 9th.

The Board meeting will be at Captain Chuck's at the corner of Airport Heights and the Glenn Highway. Captain Chuck's is located in the old Pizza Hut building in the north west corner of the Northway Mall parking lot.

Sunset at 18:47

March 12th 2011 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast

Where: Captain Chuck's

Sat, March 12th at 9:30 AM - Monthly Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Join us at Captain Chuck's at the corner of Airport Heights and the Glenn Highway. Captain Chuck's is located in the old Pizza Hut building in the north west corner of the Northway Mall parking lot. We have had a number of good reviews for the food, plus there are windows and we should be able to see planes on short final for Merrill Field.

Sunset at 18:55

March 22nd 2011 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Merrill Field

Tuesday March 22nd, 2011 - 7 PM - Chapter Meeting

At Tuesday night's meeting we will be looking at Johnathon Fants RV8 project and John Davis' RV7 project at Merrill Field. The Johns will be providing some snacks and if all attending could please bring a chair. The 2 projects are in 2 different hangars in the same hangar complex.

The hangars are in The Chugach Hangar Complex (blue hangars) and are reached by entering the security gate off Reeve Blvd. The gate next to Reeve Air Motive is broken. Look to your right, the gate next to Land and Sea Aviation / Hangar Dot Net is operable and the gate code is xxxx#. Turn Left after entering the gate and the Johns Hangar is opposite the Chrysler Dealership on 5th Avenue.

See you there.

Thanks, John Davis

Sunset at 20:21

April 6th 2011 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Captain Chuck's

Wednesday, April 6th 2011 - 7 PM Board Meeting

The Board meeting will be at Captain Chuck's at the corner of Airport Heights and the Glenn Highway. Captain Chuck's is located in the old Pizza Hut building in the north west corner of the Northway Mall parking lot.

Sunset at 20:59

April 9th 2011 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Captain Chuck's

Join us at Captain Chuck's at the corner of Airport Heights and the Glenn Highway. Captain Chuck's is located in the old Pizza Hut building in the north west corner of the Northway Mall parking lot. We have had a number of good reviews for the food, plus there are windows and we should be able to see planes on short final for Merrill Field.

Sunset at 21:07

April 16th 2011 - Saturday 8:00 AM
Alaska Seaplane Seminar

Where: Aviation Management Directorate, at Lake Hood

It's the 26th annual Alaska Seaplane Seminar. You don't have to fly a seaplane to attend.

Sunset at 21:26

April 26th 2011 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Aviation Heritage Museum, 4721 Aircraft Drive at Lake Hood

We've got Jay Baldwin, owner of Alaska's Cub Training Specialists will be talking to us about off airport operations. Jay is a former Air Force instructor pilot and fighter pilot, flew 747s for Northweat Airlines, has a glider rating, and quite a bit of Alaskan time.

Jay is the creator and author of a threat-based flight training program he named “Survival Flying”. He is under contract with the State of Alaska to train their wildlife troopers with his revolutionary program.

Tell your buddies about this. It's going to be great.

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May 21st 2011 - Saturday 4:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: Northway Mall

Saturday May 21st is International Learn to Fly Day. In honor of that day, Jonathan Fant is kind enough to allow us to display his RV 8 in the atrium on the east end of the Northway Mall.

We could use some help in keeping an eye on the plane. Jonathan is also planning on mounting the wings, so he needs some help positioning the wings so that he can drill for the mounting bolts.

Jonathan Fant Jonathan Fant

Saturday May 21st - 4 PM Chapter Meeting - Northway Mall

Rather than a regular meeting this month, it'll be kind of like a hangar meeting at the mall.

Sunset at 22:57

June 1st 2011 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Captain Chuck's

The Board meeting will be at Captain Chuck's at the corner of Airport Heights and the Glenn Highway. Captain Chuck's is located in the old Pizza Hut building in the north west corner of the Northway Mall parking lot.

Attended by Bob, Ed, John and Walter.

Meeting Minutes.... Bob has a new Andriod smart phone. Every couple of minutes Bob would say "Hey look at this! This phone is amazing!" Then he'd talk into the phone "Text John Davis". An icon would swirl around and then "Hey John, did you get a text message? No? Really, it worked every other time during the day.".

A couple of minutes later... Bob would say "Hey look at this! This phone is amazing!" Then he'd talk into the phone "Text John Davis". An icon would swirl around and then "Hey John, did you get a text message? No? Really, it worked every other time during the day.".

Repeat every couple of minutes for an hour and ten minutes. We talked about chapter stuff too.

Chuck Hosack Sent in some pictures of his Searey. Look for them in our photo gallery.

Sunset at 23:21

June 2nd 2011 - Thursday 4:21 AM
Eagle Enterprises Safety Solutions

Most pilots in town know about Eagle Enterprises Safety Solutions. They recently moved from International Airport Rd to 5849 Old Seward Highway. They're just north of Dowling in a big green building.

Eagle Safety Solutions

Bob Edison talked to them a couple of weeks ago, and they were kind enough to donate something for a door prize for our meetings. I was thinking a signal mirror, a whistle, a magnesium fire starter, something like that. They surprised us by donating a $60 packaged survival kit!

The next time you are in there, mention that you are a member of EAA Chapter 42, and thank them for their support.

At the latest Board Meeting, we held the drawing for the door prize for anyone who helped out at the Northway Mall. I thought that Jonathan Fant should get the door prize for letting us move his RV-8 project to the mall for the weekend, but Bob Edison thought that we should stick to what we had announced as the rules for the door prize. He had a good point about changing the rules in the middle, so we picked a name at random.

As it turned out, my name came up for the prize, and I think that it should go to Jonathan Fant, so that's what we're doing. Congratulations and thanks to Jonathan.

Walter Yankauskas - Webmaster EAA 42

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June 4th 2011 - Saturday 8:00 AM
20th Annual FAA Pancake Breakfast

Where: New Horizons Telecom Hangar, Palmer Airport

20th Annual FAA Pancake Breakfast - A chance for the public to meet and talk with some of Alaska's senior FAA managers.

Saturday, 8 AM

Topic: Alaskan Off Airport Guide and Short Field Gravel Strip Markings

at Palmer New Horizons Telecom Hangar, New Horizons Telecom, 901 Cope Industrial Way, Palmer, AK 99645

Select Number: AL0339024

Description:

  • Visit with the FAA Management Team while they prepare a Pancake Breakfast for you.
  • How to apply the Alaskan Off Airport Operations Guide by Correy Howlett FAA Inspector
  • How to use the Short Field Marking at the Palmer Gravel Strip
  • Cue Based Training Demonstration

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: Basic Knowledge 3 1.00

Sunset at 23:26

June 11th 2011 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Join us at Captain Chuck's at the corner of Airport Heights and the Glenn Highway. Captain Chuck's is located in the old Pizza Hut building in the north west corner of the Northway Mall parking lot.

You can order your meal as soon as you walk in the door. It's easier on everyone, rather than having the kitchen working really hard to serve everyone at once.

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June 25th 2011 - Saturday 11:55 AM
SWPC Fly-In

Where: McGahan Industrial Airport, Nikiski

If you can acknowledge the existence of Short Wing Pipers, you are invited to a Short Wing Piper Club Fly-In in Nikiski.

Jim and Patty Herrick are hosting a potluck at their hangar at McGahan Industrial Airport, Nikiski

Jim and Patty (907-776-8088) will be providing burgers and fixings.

They have been doing this for years, and would appreciate $5 or $10 towards the burgers.

  • Traffic Pattern North of Airport @ 900 msl
  • Use and Monitor 122.9 CTAF
  • Fly Close-in Base Legs for Noise Abatement
  • Do Not Fly Over Nikiski High School
  • No Takeoffs on Rwy 16
  • GPS Coords., App End Rwy 16 - 60-43.38N 151-18.80W

Sunset at 23:42

June 28th 2011 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting / Picnic / Potluck

Where: Javier De La Vega Park

I've been checking as many soccer schedules as I can locate and I haven't seen anything scheduled at the Javier De La Vega Park for Tuesday, June 28th. I am proposing that we have the June meeting there. I checked with Anchorage Parks & Recreation and it is okay to bring a grill and do the BBQ thing there.

If there's no soccer going on, there will be entertainment in the form of Control Line model aircraft flying before and/or after the meeting.

Javier De La Vega Park is located south west of Minnesota Blvd and International Airport Rd. Head toward the huge Diamond Parking, then take the frontage road east between the parking lot and International Airport Rd. The road takes a right, then a left and the park off to your right. Ball fields, soccer fields and lots of parking.

Gary at Eagle Safety Solutions has again donated an SOS Survival Kit (value=$60.00) to our chapter for the free meeting raffle. All paid-up members who attend are eligible to win it. Please visit Eagle Safety Solutions whenever you're shopping for emergency equipment...and don't forget to thank them for their donations.

Tim Coalwell was the winner of the Survival Kit.

Looking for a volunteer to bring a propane-type grill to the meeting. ( Thanks Lars!) I volunteer to bring propane and some hamburger patties and buns. Please email me if you can help out.

It's a potluck, bring some food, a spouse, a friend...

Hope to see a bunch of you at the meeting!

Bob

Sunset at 23:41

July 4th 2011 - Monday
Alaska Aviation Museum

Where: Lake Hood

Annual Salmon Bake and Fly-over at the Alaska Aviation Museum on Lake Hood. It is a fund raiser for the museum.

They have been great about providing a meeting place for us. If you're in town on the 4th, come on down and eat while you watch some classic planes fly by!

Sunset at 23:35

July 6th 2011 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: Captain Chuck's

The Board meeting will be at Captain Chuck's at the corner of Airport Heights and the Glenn Highway. Captain Chuck's is located in the old Pizza Hut building in the north west corner of the Northway Mall parking lot.

Lars, Ed, Bob, Rob, John, Walter

Sunset at 23:33

July 9th 2011 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Sunrise Grill

Join us at the Sunrise Grill on the east side of the Old Seward Highway between Dimond and 80th Ave. Next to the car wash and diagonally across from the House of Bread.

Sunset at 23:28

July 25th 2011 - Monday 9:00 AM
Airventure

Where: Oshkosh, Wi

Airventure - The largest General Aviation Show in the world...

Sunset at 22:55

July 29th 2011 - Friday
Lonn Greiner Estate Sale

Where: Birchwood Hangar Unit F (20116 Birchwood Spur Rd)

Lonn Greiner Estate Sale

Thousands of items, aircraft parts - new & used, aircraft tools, shop equipment, construction tools, sheet metal brake, metal shear, welders, metal lathe...

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1 - 6 PM

Final Outcry Auction is August 6th at Noon

Sunset at 22:45

July 31st 2011 - Sunday
Airmen\'s Memorial Dedication

Soon after the tragic C-123 aircraft crash last year in Denali Park that killed Pilot “Wild Bill” Michel, Co-pilot John Eshleman, and Paul Quartly, the wives and many friends of these three Alaskans decided to design and construct an Alaska Airmen’s Memorial in their honor and memory; and to also provide a place so that others may also remember and honor the aviator loved ones in their lives. Through out this past year the group behind this Memorial has made great progress in designing it, and beginning the construction.

The Memorial will be located at Wolf Lake Airport in the Mat-Su Valley. It will be located behind the Wolf Lake Texaco fuel station near the tie downs with immediate access from both Beechcraft Road and the runway. The Memorial will be an outdoor rock garden in the shape of an airplane with a paved and landscaped pathway. It is designed to be open year around for public visitation, with many areas for individuals to purchase plaques to honor their loved ones.

A dedication of the Memorial is planned for Sunday, July 31st at 2:00 pm at the site, followed by the annual Wolf Lake Airport picnic at Steppers Construction. This dedication and picnic will also include an aircraft fly-by and static display.

Although the concept for this Memorial was first envisioned by the wives of these aviators, it is their hope that this will be an enduring memorial to the brave and adventurous aviators from across this great state.

Mark Barker

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August 3rd 2011 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

The Board meeting will be at Firetap , Old Seward & O Malley, across the street from Lowe's.

Sunset at 22:31

August 6th 2011 - Saturday 10:00 AM
Palmer Air Fair and Rendevous

Where: Palmer Airport 10 AM - 4 PM

Dynamic Speakers, 99s Short Field Assessment, Youth Adventure, Young Eagles, Medallion Foundation flight simulators, NTSB report on Sen. Stevens crash

http://www.palmerairfair.com/

Sunset at 22:23

September 7th 2011 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

Where: El Tango

The Board meeting will be at El Tango on the Old Seward and Tudor.

This is a quiet centrally located restaurant (not Mexican) that specializes in meat, fish, pasta, rice and salad dishes with great appetizers . They serve wine and craft beers, and have imported labels as well. For more information go to: http://eltangorestaurant.com

Everyone is invited.

Sunset at 20:45

September 10th 2011 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Sunrise Grill

Join us at the Sunrise Grill on the east side of the Old Seward Highway between Dimond and 80th Ave. Next to the car wash and diagonally across from the House of Bread.

Sunset at 20:36

September 27th 2011 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Where: 12671 Schooner Dr, Anchorage

We will be visiting Bill Trawick's house to see his close to completed Sonex.

12671 Schooner Dr. (In Oceanview).

New Seward to O'Malley.

Turn left onto Old Seward (southbound)

Right on Klatt; travel past the train tracks and Cemetery Left on Johns Rd.

Left on Mariner Left on Beach Comber.

Right on Schooner We are the fourth house on the left.

Tel: 522.0226

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September 27th 2011 - Tuesday 9:22 PM
September Newsletter

We have a current Newsletter...

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October 8th 2011 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Sunrise Grill

Join us at the Sunrise Grill on the east side of the Old Seward Highway between Dimond and 80th Ave. Next to the car wash and diagonally across from the House of Bread.

Sunset at 19:07

October 12th 2011 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting - Postponed to the 12th

Where: El Tango

The Board meeting will be at El Tango on the Old Seward and Tudor.

This is a quiet centrally located restaurant (not Mexican) that specializes in meat, fish, pasta, rice and salad dishes with great appetizers . They serve wine and craft beers, and have imported labels as well. For more information go to: http://eltangorestaurant.com

Everyone is invited.

Sunset at 18:55

October 29th 2011 - Saturday 6:00 PM
Octoberfest / Chapter Meeting

Where: Aviation Museum at Lake Hood

Chapter Meeting at 6 PM

The Octoberfest Fund raiser for the Alaska Aviation Museum starts at 7 PM.

Sunset at 18:04

November 2nd 2011 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

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November 12th 2011 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Sunrise Grill

Join us at the Sunrise Grill on the east side of the Old Seward Highway between Dimond and 80th Ave. Next to the car wash and diagonally across from the House of Bread.

Sunset at 16:27

November 22nd 2011 - Tuesday 7:00 PM
Chapter Meeting

Chapter 42 Members,

Attention Metal Project Builders!

Ed White has proposed a meeting at Birchwood Airport Nov. 22nd at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at M&M Aviation owned by Gray Morris who specializes in metal, and sheet metal repairs and custom work.
Birchwood SW corner
Due to the size of his shop and its many projects space is limited, so please RSVP to  Rob Stapleton at this address (akfotoman@gmail.com) in order to get a head count. If there is large interest in this meeting then Plan B will change the location to Ed's Birchwood Hangar.
Please send your reply before Nov. 20 so that we may plan ahead for the group.

Directions to M&M Aviation

Headed northbound on the Glenn Highway get off at North Birchwood Loop. At the stop sign at the top of the off ramp take a left down Birchwood Loop and follow it beyond South Birchwood Loop intersection, beyond the railroad tracks, go around the north end of the airport on Birchwood Spur Rd., past the DOT/Fire Station, past the shooting range to the Birchwood Airport Pilot Briefing shack on the west side of the airport.

At this point you are on the airport and will need to drive past the CAP hangar and follow the hangar rows to the last hangar on your right (the blue hangar) before the T-hangars on the southwest ramp. Look for the EAA Chapter 42 meeting signs and park in front of the hangar.

It usually takes me 45 minutes to get to Birchwood from Dimond Blvd in south Anchorage so plan using plenty of time for the 25 mile trek north.

There are no signs or visible numbers to use so ask questions of others once at the airport, or call Rob Stapleton at 907-230-9425.

Thanks,
Rob

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December 7th 2011 - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Board Meeting

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December 10th 2011 - Saturday 9:30 AM
Chapter Breakfast Get-Together

Where: Sunrise Grill

Join us at the Sunrise Grill on the east side of the Old Seward Highway between Dimond and 80th Ave. Next to the car wash and diagonally across from the House of Bread.

Sunset at 15:42

December 29th 2011 - Thursday 7:10 PM
Xmas Plane

This my 5th homebuilt project. It is a plans-built project which kept the cost quite a bit lower than my other projects. The empty weight is 5 lbs and the max gross is 50 lbs making it a true marvel of aeronautical engineering science. So far I have rejected all requests from Boeing, Lockheed, NASA, and others for the secrets of the laminar flow wing. The engine is 1 GP (girl power) which has been in development and training for 19 months. This engine is another engineering marvel with endless amounts of renewable energy. It is safe for the environment with the small exception of certain noxious deposits in the collection covers on the exhaust ports. Since this plane is a true ultra-light no license is required. Hopefully nobody from the Muni will see this and try to charge me an aircraft tax.

The first flight is scheduled for December 25th weather permitting. The test area for Phase 1 is covers my whole house and yard. This project is intended as an alternative to the Young Eagles program to get the little ones interested in aviation.

Chuck Hosack

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December 30th 2011 - Friday 6:00 PM
EAA Chapter 42 Unofficial Holiday Party

Where: Chuck May's House - 2811 Leeward Pl

6 PM to 10 PM. Once again, Chuck May is having a holiday party, and all EAA members and their spouses are invited. This is not an official EAA function. It is a lot of fun.

Driving directions to Chuck's House..

    • Take the Seward Hwy South,
    • Exit on Huffman Rd.
    • Turn East (Left) then turn Right on Lake Otis which changes name to Westwind at the first 4 way stop.
    • The first street after stop is Spinnaker turn Left and then Left again on "Leeward"
    • If you get lost call Chuck at 345-4703.

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