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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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robw56 less than a minute ago View the latest post Cessna M vs SP cruise speed worth rent difference?
By my (admittedly potentially faulty) calculations, you'll save $67 with the M vs. the SP.
I bet the real savings will be more like $150. In my opinion that's a substantial savings...
Cary 22 minutes ago View the latest post Pacific Northwest (seattle) flying?
We were just talking about this a couple nights ago, the day I returned from OSH. Marilyn grew up in Aberdeen, WA, and lived in both Olympia and Seattle for several years. I have only...
Aviation Regulation and Law
clippwagon 34 minutes ago View the latest post Today, In Drone News.....
They should require at a minimum airspace and communications training (if not the current proposed PPL) and then file a NOTAM and have at it! Similar to "jumpers in the area"...
Flying Humor
clippwagon Today, 14:58pm View the latest post Very Interesting Aircraft for sale on Craigslist (Not LSA)
I bet you can run that thing in beta for some serious short landings. But maybe that's what happened to the last guy
Prosaria Today, 14:45pm View the latest post FS: Icom A200 radio and PSE 501 Intercom w/Harness
Bump. Price dropped again... needs a home.
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Today, 14:17pm View the latest post Kona, Hawaii: 1368 lbs Marlin, (4) lbs Aku for bait
Still more coverage, the "bait" used...(unverified):
Light Sport Aircraft and Ultralights
littlewheelinback Today, 14:12pm View the latest post Super Legend
I ferried a Legend Cub from Austin TX to Tuscon AZ...with just 100 HP. It was light sport of course and no flaps. I don't know what your friend wants but it was great fun and had plenty...
Cary Today, 12:53pm View the latest post BAS harness for 170B
I've had the standard buckle BAS set in my airplane for 11 years. When I took my seaplane training last summer, they had the seaplane buckle set in the trainer. Frankly, I could be...

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A Thousand Words

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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