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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 safety and survival

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

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8GCBC Today, 01:45am View the latest post Cessna M vs SP cruise speed worth rent difference?
I climbed to 13K in ours this morning at max gross with a 60F surface temp and it was still going. I'm not sure the O-320 could have done that. The book says it will but climb rate...
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I love Newport City, Oregon and the surrounding areas. Nice people and politics. But, I accept down days from fog and weather.
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I am going to go strictly LSA and will be selling my 172. ...and...
A new S-7 or S-20 are close to the top of my list, even the new Kitfox is a contender.
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
ak2711c Yesterday, 22:54pm View the latest post OSH STOL Competition (Demo)
That is definitely a week I'll never forget. It was so great to get to know all the guys. They are so talented. To listen to the crowd go nuts as they put their skills to work. The...
Airports and Airstrips
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Good info, i appreciate it. Skylanesam, look forward to running into you, figuratively of course. Look for a blue and white ' 56 182 N5616B. Will be adding west fork to our plans!
Products, Gear, and Technology
AEROPOD Yesterday, 21:16pm View the latest post New Toy - Scope
I thought we were going to talk about guns
Engines and Propellers
AEROPOD Yesterday, 21:13pm View the latest post Best Exhaust for O470
My stock exhaust in the Skywagon is a bit short and Im tired of cleaning the belly. Thinking of going with a seaplane exhaust etc... Anyone have a good suggestion on where to look...

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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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