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A Washington state pilot turns his Cessna 170 on course for the 2016 High Sierra fly-in with a play-by-play account of his journey to the 7th annual high desert backcountry event.
By Jake Morrel / September 28, 2016 12:00 am

True Maine bush flying stories

Pilot and author Jake Morrel has released Hardscrabble Lodge: True Maine Bush Flying Stories, a vivacious and colorful tale of his pursuit of a life in the wilderness of northwest Maine.
By Ted Waltman / September 12, 2016 01:55 pm

Maule ferry flight to Alaska

For the second time in less than a year, pilot Ted Waltman heads north to Alaska from the Lower 48, this time to ferry a newly-purchased Maule M5 from Pullman, WA for a busy friend.
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.
By Zane Jacobson / May 23, 2016 12:00 am

Attention deficit: Alaska

The editor bites off a little more than he can chew as he brings his young family along for the annual sojourn to the The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering, resulting in a wildly mixed Alaska experience in this saga of a trip report.
In the 5th installment of STOL Tips-- a series on operating aircraft in as short a distance for takeoff and landing as possible-- we're going to look at the special considerations for operating tricycle-gear aircraft in the off-airport environment.
By John Nielsen / April 05, 2016 12:00 am

A better than new Cessna 170

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.
By Don Cogger / March 23, 2016 05:48 pm

The business of recovery

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.

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