• Tales from Yesteryear

    True Maine bush flying stories

    Pilot and author Jake Morrel has released Hardscrabble Lodge: True Maine Bush Flying Stories, a vivacious and colorful tale of his pursuit of a life in the wilderness of northwest Maine.

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Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
Glidergeek 17 minutes ago View the latest post Cessna Lap Belts
These guys dun me good.
Belt Makers Inc
1815 West 205th St # 304
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Phone: (310) 618-8868
Web: Beltmakers.net
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
contactflying 30 minutes ago View the latest post Contact Flying w/contact flying.
A big advantage of the apparent rate approach is that the round out is eliminated, unless we allow the apparent rate of closure to speed up on short final.
A big advantage, for an...
Accident Analysis
PapernScissors 46 minutes ago View the latest post High Sierra mid-air 2014 NTSB factual report released
The docket is also available for public review. To access the documents in the docket go to: http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/, enter the accident number (WPR15FA010A),...
Engines and Propellers
jrc111 Today, 15:34pm View the latest post 520 or 470 carb ice
I haven't had much trouble with carb ice in the 100 hours I've flown my C180B since it was P-Ponk'd; I think the reason is this:
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Battson Today, 15:10pm View the latest post Turbulence, how much is to much.
Then finally air so rough you cannot reach the engine controls or do much other than ride it out, thankfully I have not been past this stage so I don't know what comes next
This sounds...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Battson Today, 14:31pm View the latest post Whee's Bearhawk Project...progress.
Whee - did you remake your panel because you wanted it a little taller? I can appreciate that, if so.
For self-evient reasons, Bob's panel wasn't sized for modern large-screen avionics....
Helicopter and rotorcraft flying
RangeFlyer Today, 13:37pm View the latest post The light helicopter landscape
Oh yeah, know about the helicycle. Very nice helicopter, no recip engine option. Yes, you can log turbine time in both the Mosquito XET, and the Helicycle. For me, the Mosquito just...
Around the Campfire
RanchPilot Today, 13:11pm View the latest post High Sierra updates- lack of
Here's a link to my snaps of HSF, with a few of my favorites below. Another great year and another great job by Kevin and everyone who worked so hard to make it so special.


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