• Featured Bush Planes

    A better than new Cessna 170

    Of all the classic airplanes we wish were still newly manufactured, the Cessna 170B would be near the top of the list. John Nielsen tells his story of how he rescued a nearly abandoned aircraft and made it better than new. Read More
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Accident Analysis
pburns Today, 16:47pm View the latest post Bird Strikes
Flew out of Lake Hood to go on a fishing trip a couple of times 15 or so years ago. Pigs were there one year, but not the other. They looked quite content on their little island. Got...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
CamTom12 Today, 16:05pm View the latest post UREM38E @ $24.45 versus REM38E @ $29.95
For the record, I've got a box of 100 new copper gaskets. I'd personally not shy away from annealing an old one, but these were cheap so I bought them for ease of use.
I've also got...
Trip Reports
DrifterDriver Today, 15:56pm View the latest post HSF again!
Come see that Haole Boy Scout Pilot in Hawaii! We go like surf Pipe Brah? Or maybe fish bloody Molokai.
Hawaiian Airline route BNE-HNL-LAX
Our tigers are bigger than Byron Bay, NSW...
Products, Gear, and Technology
blackrock Today, 13:57pm View the latest post Avionics vs iPads
iPads and iPhones are great tools and can be very accurate. I plan to use one a lot in my new bird.
However, I noticed some people mention that they used their iPads next to other...
Around the Campfire
Mister701 Today, 13:57pm View the latest post Aircraft Ferry Services
My buyer from last week contacted me this morning and says he's still interested. Apparently his injuries were/are subsiding and he's expected to return to work soon so maybe this...
Trip Reports
EZFlap Today, 13:30pm View the latest post Flo Flying
Beautiful !!! Livin' the dream. Many of us are jealous as hell
I'm guessing a lot of us would love to see more!
Now how the hell are you going to get those little sticky foxtails out...
Zenithguy Today, 12:41pm View the latest post 7500
Agreed, there are pros and cons to nose wheel…
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Around the Campfire
mtv Today, 11:53am View the latest post Ag flying 'School'
A number of my students are now spraying. They all got into the job the way Rob described: Get a job loading with an operator that may offer you a seat down the road. These kids...

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Dan Bailey

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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