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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Alex Wells

    Gentleman Husky pilot and globetrotter Alex Wells is our latest featured photographer. Get to know the Bend, Oregon resident a little better to learn how he brings to life his aerial landscape and candid photography.

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Products, Gear, and Technology
JS170B 15 minutes ago View the latest post Helmet Purchased. Time to get yours
The Bonehead PilotX helmet is very low profile, if you call them they will give you the exact measurements. Their newest helmet with the integrated visor is bigger, although from what...
A1Skinner 52 minutes ago View the latest post New Electronic Ignition system coming
There is no real debate any more IF there is an advantage to EI, experimental aircraft have put that one to rest. The only debate left is if the advantage is worth the money. I do not...
A1Skinner Today, 10:21am View the latest post Ditching all my engine instruments, CNC needed
One thing about the CGR 30P, can you actually get all the primary guages into it? From what I've figured on 180, I can't. RPM, manifold pressure, oil temp, oil pressure, and 2 fuel...
Around the Campfire
Flo Today, 09:26am View the latest post Introduction + 1st time aircraft owner
Hello and welcome, Goose. I am south a bit in Hollister and look forward to meeting you and the rest of the California backcountry flyers.
Accident Analysis
PapernScissors Today, 09:20am View the latest post Is GA engine reliabilty really good, or is it just a myth?
Dealing with engine failure in single engine aircraft is one of those things we practice in training, check rides, and BFRs. Engines fail for a lot of reasons. Mechanical problems,...
Aircraft Types
NoCOpilot Today, 09:13am View the latest post The Mighty Cessna 140...
That's an awesome 140, mighty indeed!
mtv Today, 09:07am View the latest post Type Certificate Data Sheets--A Gold Mine of Information
We frequently see posts on the forums here asking specific questions about a particular aircraft make or model. A great source of information (and it's free) is found online, in the...


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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

Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer, Alex Wells.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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