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Of all the classic airplanes we wish were still newly manufactured, the Cessna 170B would be near the top of the list. John Nielsen turned wishing into reality when he rebuilt his 1955 model from the ground-up into an aircraft that is truly better than new.
In this tale from bush flying yesteryear, Don Cogger signs up to help Atlee Dodge Jr recovery a bent Cessna 207 "sled" from a tight spot.
Halfway around the world from the usual bush flying haunts lies the isolated Scandinavian island of Iceland: the "land of ice and fire", so named for its mountains, glaciers, and volcanoes. This is just as likely a place to explore by bushplane as any in Alaska or Canada. Super Cub pilot Arnar Thor Emilsson takes us on a photographic journey…
In a time before radio navigation, detailed charts, and reliable engines, the frontiersman of the sky helped blaze the way for aviation and exploration in Alaska. The following is a short overview of the characters from Katie Ringsmuth's new historical account Alaska’s Skyboys: Cowboy Pilot and the Myth of the Last Frontier.
A summer job as a de Havilland Beaver glacier pilot sounds ideal, but there is just so much to explore in Alaska— An adventuresome pilot needs his own airplane.
After a few years learning the ropes of commercial bush flying in Alaska, the author of "Southbound" is back with a tale of her first backcountry caribou hunt.
Two life-long friends set out for Alaska from Colorado in a Backcountry Super Cubs SQ-2, on a simple quest for backcountry adventure and good beer.
Adventure photographer Dan Bailey of Anchorage, Alaska is our fourth quarter featured photographer. Get to know the Colorado native and Cessna 120 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography in the North.

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