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    Bound for the Backcountry II - Lord Flat

    Native Idahoan pilot and historian Richard Holm has released the follow-up to his highly praised Bound for the Backcountry; we've featured his chapter on the Lord Flat airstrip in NE Oregon. Read More
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Aviation Regulation and Law
Av8r3400 6 minutes ago View the latest post Mechanic costs to rise
I'd be willing to bet that every A&P and IA will soon be paying...
qmdv 7 minutes ago View the latest post FS: Pair BAS Harnesses w/standard buckles
If I did not already have them in my plane, I would buy them and just install them myself with a log book entry. The only time you would have to explain it to the FAA is after you...
Engines and Propellers
TangoFox 11 minutes ago View the latest post IO470 Engine Build
Finally got a few more pics to upload!
I have talked to many mechanics over the years and have found a surprising percentage never check ring gap when installing an overhauled or new...
Aviation Regulation and Law
Av8r3400 15 minutes ago View the latest post Pilot Bill of rights 2 / medical
Keep sending the form letters and emails. This is all good.
IMO, if we all just take an extra minute to call thier offices, this will go a much further. A thousand form letters is...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
180Marty 39 minutes ago View the latest post Project. Straight tail 182. Pponk
oil transfer collar. The tolerance for this fit must be perfect.
Between you and TangoFox, I keep looking at the oil transfer collar. I see two screws that look like might be holding...
hotrod180 47 minutes ago View the latest post WTB: O/IO-540 core/runout/high time
Is that the 540 they put on the Pawnee 235? Fixed pitch prop, no hollow crank or governor required. I've seen a couple Stinson 108's converted to a fixed pitch 540, don't know about...
hotrod180 Today, 07:30am View the latest post flap gap seals
I'm assuming you mean full flap /power off / approach speed, as opposed to a push-her-over dive. I have to admit that I never noticed a problem with achieving an acceptable descent...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Steelroamer Today, 07:24am View the latest post It's a start, anyway...
I've got a puddle of drool in my lap.
ok good....thought it was just me!!
nice looking work Mike......can't wait to start mine!!

A Thousand Words

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Featured photographer

Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer Arturo Polo-Ena, a working bush pilot for Ultima Thule Lodge in Alaska.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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