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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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bigrenna 4 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?
2B1, waiting to be picked up...
I cant believe that Siderwicz got that DC3 back from OSH! I will have to fly down and check it out!
Around the Campfire
tomv35atc 36 minutes ago View the latest post Flying The Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project
I also have the DVD it is very well done. That generation is almost gone
Battson Yesterday, 23:27pm View the latest post My BCSC - Version 2 (SQ) updated 8/26
We were talking about tail shocks the just yesterday, looking at a couple of installations.
Personally I think it's worth running the CG numbers to confirm a tail shock is worthwhile....
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scottnt Yesterday, 21:23pm View the latest post Two Johnson Creek Questions
Fishing can be good. Caught this one at the North end of the strip near the fish trap.
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PilotRPI Yesterday, 18:39pm View the latest post C172B Tire Questions
Time for some new shoes for my 1961 Cessna 172 B. Three questions:
1) Should I go with Air Hawks and Leak Guard tubes for about $360, or is it worth about $500 to go with Condor and...
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mtv Yesterday, 18:10pm View the latest post Today, In Drone News.....
And the fire service has been operating Infrared ships (manned) for years. So, this is presented once again by the media and the drone advocates as if a drone is doing something that's...
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cbfraser Yesterday, 17:26pm View the latest post Vancouver to Yukon
Fairly impressive float plane base at Whitehorse
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PAMR MX Yesterday, 16:09pm View the latest post WTB: Early 180/182 Spinner Dome (0752004-2)
New member looking at an old thread. Apologies up front for the noobie approach, but I'm similarly looking for one of the "not available" spinner domes for a '61 C-182D....

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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

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