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    Bound for the Backcountry II - Lord Flat

    Native Idahoan pilot and historian Richard Holm has released the follow-up to his highly praised Bound for the Backcountry; we've featured his chapter on the Lord Flat airstrip in NE Oregon. Read More
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Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
m_moyle 5 minutes ago View the latest post Whee's Bearhawk Project...progress.
2-3/4" I believe...I need to measure to be sure....if I can get at it. The Bearhawk is stuffed into a corner of the shop...with T111 around it to protect it while I do the Pacer..
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CapnMike 32 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?

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Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
CapnMike Today, 22:11pm View the latest post It's a start, anyway...
No issues on fitting the Seaplanes West engine mount that I know of! Prop is back on! WooT!
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Around the Campfire
whee Today, 21:22pm View the latest post Goatheads; should I be afraid?
Was thinking about seeing if you wanted to hit little goose, lower granite, and lower monument sometime.
Lower Granite was my second and Little Goose was my third dirt runway landings...
Aviation Regulation and Law
Prosaria Today, 20:35pm View the latest post Pilot Bill of rights 2 / medical
No idea. The text has not been published. You can't read it until it gets passed, I think that's how it works. I know the second one is the resurrection of the bill that expired in...
Ski Flying
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Pebble is good, past years would have sucked due to low snow, but whole different deal now with better grooming equipment and the know how to use them. The groomers can do no wrong...
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Today, 19:51pm View the latest post Australia 4x4 trip, RTE: Pacific to Indian Ocean
The USD is looking good against the AUD (1 US Dollar equals 1.28 Australian Dollar). What better way to celebrate than drive across Australia? Received orders from the Supreme Commander...
Fuel
contactflying Today, 19:03pm View the latest post Article about lead in aviation fuel. "The Idaho Statesman"
All last century, I put the gas from the pump down town in O-540s in Pawnees and Callairs. When they started putting corn in it, I kept using it anyway. Always had much, much cleaner...

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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