• 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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Backcountry aircraft

Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


Backcountry piloting

Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

Safety & Survival

Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Engines and Propellers
Halestorm Today, 21:00pm View the latest post Cracked Spinner
Unfortunately it is toast.
The alloy those things are made from is difficult to weld, and that particular spot has a doubler spot welded behind it which makes a weld repair even more...
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
A1Skinner Today, 20:32pm View the latest post Cessna Fuel Bladders?
Man Halestorm, I like those drains! Can they be put in with any bladders? One of my bladders was replaced in 2002, and my other one is just starting to leak a bit now. I think it would...
Around the Campfire
A1Skinner Today, 19:48pm View the latest post What's on your current playlist?
I'm loving some fiddle playing these days. Lindsey Stirling in particular. And I have a good ol Johnny Horton CD in my pickup.
mtv Today, 18:58pm View the latest post Cowl flaps for a C172E
I'd take another look at your top cowl baffle seals. Do they actually SEAL against the top of the cowl?
There's no way you'll get cowl flaps approved. That said, a fairly common...
CamTom12 Today, 18:36pm View the latest post Cessna 180 cowling gill vents
I know the knowledge I gained in the APS course may well have saved my life when I used what I learned to figure out that I had an otherwise undiagnosed induction system leak on my...
Aircraft Types
akflyr182b Today, 15:07pm View the latest post C-182; what can it do?
This is the set up that works for me.8.50 on the nose 8.50 10's on the mains. The...
Cary Today, 13:01pm View the latest post Converting an early Cessna 185 from "T" to "Y" yoke
My 63 P172D has the T column, and other than having to spread the avionics out laterally, it's not a big deal, sure not worth spending the money to change to a Y column and reconfigure...


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A Thousand Words

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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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