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Backcountry safety and survival

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Trimtab Today, 00:42am View the latest post C-185 wing modifications
Well I might puff a bit - but will not blow hard - no 185 exp. but have flown 180 with wing-X.
My friend put on the Wing-X for the load improvement. Did not notice a whole lot if...
Photography and videography
Trimtab Today, 00:23am View the latest post Anyone Know Where Neil Macnichol Snapped These Photos?
Well, I knew Neil, but I do not know where pictures were taken. I Personally did not care for the hot country.
The first photo shows some "UNIQUE" rock formations on the...
Knowledge Base
8GCBC Yesterday, 23:02pm View the latest post Carry an Emergency Tool Kit? - What's in your Bag or Box?
So funny as I was going through my tool kit today in preparation for getting the plane back this week.
Do folks carry tube sealant with them or jacks to take the tire off and change...
a3holerman Yesterday, 20:59pm View the latest post Increasing the gross Wt on a 1960 C-180
No, there are no wing extensions on the plane so they must be just outboard of the mains.
I was hoping there was an stc to up the GW without adding wing extensions but have not been...
Products, Gear, and Technology
CamTom12 Yesterday, 20:40pm View the latest post $70 tie down lines??
I'll try that next time, thanks!
I'm still super happy with the tie downs! Nothing better than peace of mind when you leave your airplane out for a few days.
Airports and Airstrips
Bdiazair Yesterday, 20:18pm View the latest post bdiazair's trip reports
finally flew into chicken strip today. Weather was perfect, wind sock looked great and the strip was in great shape and not as rough as I thought it would be. I walked around the hot...
Engines and Propellers
Av8r3400 Yesterday, 19:52pm View the latest post Big Bore 1484 cc conversion for Rotax 912S
Prince Prop + 105 Zipper = Fun
Products, Gear, and Technology
Timberwolf Yesterday, 19:39pm View the latest post NAVWORX- Frustrated
I actually hadn't see that thread yet. At this point I'm just going to put it out of my mind and when it does (if it does) show up down the road, I'll be pleasantly surprised. At this...

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A Thousand Words

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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

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