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    Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective

    Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.

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Backcountry destinations

Learn about backcountry airports and off-airport operations from around the world.


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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Airports and Airstrips
aussie bob Today, 01:38am View the latest post 3 strips gongolgon/byrock region
Hi Tim, no, I am not on face book, I nearly brought a Tshirt with "NO I am not on fcuking Facebook" on the front. But Kat is on Facebook and she found the site and asked to...
Maintenance and Parts Support
Zzz Yesterday, 23:46pm View the latest post Any clever ways to lift an old cessna?
BigRenna posted some photos a long time ago of a lift he has in this hangar, this big Harbor Freight monolith that looks like the Arc d'Triumph called a gantry crane. You lift at the...
svanarts Yesterday, 22:56pm View the latest post FS: 2011 Rans S6ES, tailwheel, $40k
Biggest difference in the S6 and S7 is the 6 has side by side seating while the 7 is tandem. I'm not sure if there is any difference in the type of wing used on the two. Mine does...
Flo Yesterday, 21:36pm View the latest post Hauling Mogas....
Yup, that's the one!
Photography and videography
A1Skinner Yesterday, 21:27pm View the latest post Garmin VIRB XE - Tire cleaning
I'm just gonna come right out and say it: I've NEVER been happy with my GoPro. But I was afraid to come out and say for fear of ridicule. I figured I was the only on since they sell...
Around the Campfire
SkyLarkin Yesterday, 21:27pm View the latest post Alaska vacation ideas?
You might consider renting a motorhome. In Alaska just about any gravel pit or pull off outside of the city is a wonderful place to camp. We just went up to Chena Hotsprings north of...
Maintenance and Parts Support
SKYLANEDAVE Yesterday, 21:14pm View the latest post Tire pressure Cessna 180 850x6
Sorry if this is a hijack, curious how much wait is on a single main on a 180 roughly? For my purpose doesnt really matter at what weight as long as you can approximate. Say 800 at...
Around the Campfire
GumpAir Yesterday, 20:57pm View the latest post OHV -OFF HIGHWAY VECHELES ?
Nevada instituted a pseudo-registration for OHV's a couple years ago. $20 a year for a sticker. The VIN has to be verified by a licensed shop or law enforcement when you first sign...

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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

Check out this and many more recommended books in the Bush Flying Library, as well as instructional and survival titles.