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1,200 Boy Scouts gather for air-themed camporee

Phil Leonard, 11 years old, of Albany, part of Boy Scouts Troop #149, climbs a ropes course during the annual Twin Rivers Council fall camporee at Fulton County Airport in Johnstown on Saturday, October 5, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Phil Leonard, 11 years old, of Albany, part of Boy Scouts Troop #149, climbs a ropes course during the annual Twin Rivers Council fall camporee at Fulton County Airport in Johnstown on Saturday, October 5, 2013.
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Ronald Volungus stepped gracefully around the propeller of his Cessna 182, a light airplane that seats four and can cruise at about 140 miles an hour. “Check the engine to make sure that there’s no bird nest up in there,” he said, gesturing toward a metal grate just below the nose of his plane. “These engines get nice and warm, and that bird may be stupid, but he ain’t dumb. So he’s going to fly ...

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