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Backcountry aircraft

Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


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Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

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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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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
wannabe 4 minutes ago View the latest post vfr into imc - question
Thanks DOC - vision is gettin' fuzzy. Chris C
wannabe 7 minutes ago View the latest post Fuel flow transducer with Pponk engine
Another link with simple block diagrams + inst. posted on another transducer problem.recently
Hotrods link above looks better - - just tryin' to get'em all together
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
qmdv 26 minutes ago View the latest post Fuel Flow Problemo
Picking up crc this afternoon. Each start up is a surprise. Seems if it is working at start up it always works or if it is not working at start up it will not work during that run.
Accident Analysis
Karmutzen Today, 11:44am View the latest post Seaplane Stall-Spin into Connecticut House- VIDEO
Looked like a left spin to me, early stages and still oscillating, gear was still down, engine sounded like it was producing power. What kind of flying boat was that?
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
Grassstrippilot Today, 11:40am View the latest post IO-520 Shutdown Issues - Help!
Hmmm...I went back through the logbook today because I thought I had seen something about the fuel flow divider and fuel control valves being overhauled. Sure enough. Just under 200...
Products, Gear, and Technology
8GCBC Today, 11:37am View the latest post Personal safety equipment (What's in your vest?)
Caution: items you are about to view are for entertainment purposes only used on a surface craft not an aircraft. These items can and will be interchanged with my flying vest as mission...
Around the Campfire
Karmutzen Today, 11:14am View the latest post Martin Mars - Oshkosh
Kermit Weeks has posted a great photo collage of flying the Martin Mars (it is a larger flying boat) from the west coast of British Columbia to Oshkosh last week. Non-stop. Day VFR....

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Dan Bailey

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Bush Flying Library

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