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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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Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
jaudette 9 minutes ago View the latest post Project. Straight tail 182. Pponk
OK... I hate to be the one to say this, but, a paint job isn't really that much considering all the other stuff you're doing...
Love the progress on this bird....
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Jeredp 32 minutes ago View the latest post Breaking into backcountry flying?
Who has tried energy management turns and what do you think about the utility and safety of them?
What are they? How do I do it? When would I use the technique?
Jeredp 41 minutes ago View the latest post Short Field Takeoff
So, whats the quickest way to get into geound effect? 'Pop' 10 degrees of flaps? Start the roll with 10 or 20? This has been a struggle for me. I feel like no matter what technique...
Maintenance and Parts Support
8GCBC Today, 19:23pm View the latest post Cyl #1 high EGTs and CHTs
Clogged injector = fuel pressure spike too. AKA fuel flow. (PA23-250C)
If it's a Fuel Injected engine it could be a dirty injector.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Oregon180 Today, 17:41pm View the latest post Whee's Bearhawk Project...progress.
Nice work, Whee!
It's a good thing I'm not building a plane. I'd spend all my time sitting in it, rolling around the driveway on the casters Flintstone-style making engine noises. ...
Regional/Area Information
DENNY Today, 16:11pm View the latest post Exploring s.e. alaska - vfr in the summer?
My IA takes all the hanger rats for a yearly fly-around. We plan where we want to go and have plan b and plan c for backup. We have had SE on plan A twice have not made it yet. Just...
Trip Reports
Flyhound Today, 15:49pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
I'm at 38,000' riding coach a 757 heading back to Seattle from Washington DC. The Potomac River was completely frozen over, and most of the country is encased in a frigid blanket of...
Engines and Propellers
TangoFox Today, 15:16pm View the latest post IO470 Engine Build
Yeah, people do them both ways.
Hope you didn't take offense. I'm with Hotrod, keep the pic's coming. I've never dealt with an oil transfer collar yet, just the big, simple, front main...

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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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