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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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Aviation Regulation and Law
Waterboy 23 minutes ago View the latest post Today, In Drone News.....
More news and public service announcements on drones and wildfires.
With in cockpit footage of air tanker ops.
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Products, Gear, and Technology
AvidFlyer Yesterday, 22:58pm View the latest post Desser 27/10-8 Tundra Tire
I just upgraded from the Nancos myself. I haven't flown it yet but they look amazing!
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Aircraft Types
182 STOL driver Yesterday, 22:57pm View the latest post Stinson 108-5 ???
Looking at a 108-5 Built by Univar in 1968 . Has 180 HP Franklin -Anyone have any real world experience ?
We have 108's -from straight 108 to 108-3 's out at ranch.
Modifications
A1Skinner Yesterday, 22:30pm View the latest post Electroair Electronic Ignition System
Cool. Thanks for the info!
Marketplace
Timberwolf Yesterday, 22:17pm View the latest post WTB: Lycoming O-290D pistons and rings
ECI still produces rings. My Jugs were redone by by Aircraft Cylinders of America in 2008 and Don George engines just completely went through them 3 months ago. The previous owner glazed...
Engines and Propellers
vaughans Yesterday, 22:14pm View the latest post Best Exhaust for O470
Clinton Anderson is a personal friend & the owner of Custom Aircraft Parts in El Cajon CA, He has been in aircraft exhaust business since 1975 & his shop does excellent work....
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Jeredp Yesterday, 22:12pm View the latest post Problems concerning maneuvering flight
Found this post in a thread from a couple years back:
A while back I came across some information regarding the aerodynamics involved with performing forward slips in aircraft. I thought...
Around the Campfire
Battson Yesterday, 20:42pm View the latest post Cessna M vs SP cruise speed worth rent difference?
If he's paying a fixed rate for a wet rental....
You are gonna keep all the knobs firewalled (to use a loose expression) - the cost of fuel doesn't need to factor in this particular...

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A Thousand Words

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What is a picture worth? View this full frame slideshow of some of the most stunning backcountry flying photos from our community.

Featured photographer

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

Check out this and many more recommended books in the Bush Flying Library, as well as instructional and survival titles.