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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Alex Wells

    Gentleman Husky pilot and globetrotter Alex Wells is our latest featured photographer. Get to know the Bend, Oregon resident a little better to learn how he brings to life his aerial landscape and candid photography.

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A1Skinner 4 minutes ago View the latest post Ditching all my engine instruments, CNC needed
I was able to replace all my primary gauges on my C180; here's an image of the 1st or primary screen.:
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
contactflying 33 minutes ago View the latest post Why skid?
Class D doesn't care whether you make energy management, level, climbing, or descending turns so long as you follow their standard or approved track. I expect you are asking...
Around the Campfire
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By the big wind farm outside of American Falls this morning, after flying in and getting the bike out and going for a ride, I saw a crop duster going about his day. I could not get...
Accident Analysis
fiftynineSC Today, 16:04pm View the latest post Is GA engine reliabilty really good, or is it just a myth?
I imagine professionally maintained/fleet types vs. amateur maintained (me) might pull the data around.
Trip Reports
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Even more sorry I missed it Joey! I was recovering (still bleeding, literally) from get bucked off my bike. I WAS planning on letting whoever wanted to ride my latest high powered...
Engines and Propellers
akgreg Today, 15:41pm View the latest post power settings
O-360 A1A
MT prop
31" ABW
23" mp
2150 rpm
8 - 8.5 gph
110 - 115 mph
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
mtv Today, 15:40pm View the latest post Stall spin scenario
I haven't talked about the P turn or return to target as it's more complicated. It is actually two energy management turns. Coming out of the spray or gun run, we fall off the...
CFOT Today, 14:45pm View the latest post Truly short w/Trees
That is a great story right there!
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A Thousand Words

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Featured photographer

Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer, Alex Wells.

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Bush Flying Library

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