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    7 Days on the Range

    Join us on a 7-day family summer vacation to the Mesabi Iron Range of northeast Minnesota for some weather, wind, and fun flying in some unique bush planes. Oh, and a super long short film.

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Backcountry aircraft

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


Backcountry piloting

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

Safety & Survival

Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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glacier Yesterday, 23:30pm View the latest post thread drift
Information in any thread has lasting value above and beyond answering the OP. Ten years from now if someone googles "Fuel in the Backcountry", or "headliner installation",...
Airports and Airstrips
glacier Yesterday, 23:13pm View the latest post Salt Lake to San Diego Flight
Ibex is a really cool spot
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
A1Skinner Yesterday, 20:59pm View the latest post Operation Special Cub
Dump that radio and intercom and put a Garmin GTR200 in. Built in intercom and the aux audio capability. I put one in my previous plane and loved it, great radio and clean easy install....
Products, Gear, and Technology
Hammer Yesterday, 18:46pm View the latest post $125 tie down lines, and Hammer's photo dump
Another moonlight shot...
Video Gallery
Jeredp Yesterday, 17:56pm View the latest post Mt Stuart WA
Good work! This is right in my back yard! One of my favorite areas to take people. I must admit, I have never been half that prepared flying in that area! Cudos to you for having your...
shortfielder Yesterday, 17:42pm View the latest post FS Cessna nose wheel towbars
1 down , 1 to go
Products, Gear, and Technology
A1Skinner Yesterday, 16:49pm View the latest post B&C BC320 Starter
You can't remove the starter adapter without changing the whole rear case as far as I know. On the D the starter is 90* and on the a, b, and c, they are all straight. Ony the later...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
G44 Yesterday, 15:20pm View the latest post The Light at The End of the Tunnel - My 185 Project
You will be very happy with this choice!


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A Thousand Words

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Featured photographer

Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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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.