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Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.
By Ryan Lunde / 09 June 2015

Impact

Relive a harrowing tale of crashing an Aviat Husky in southern Montana after a balked off-airport landing.
Two big-engined Cessna 170s venture out to explore the Nizina river valley, a narrow region between the massive Wrangell and St Elias mountain ranges that is a pilot's paradise of airstrips, public cabins, and the natural wonders of Alaska.
Pilot and author Garrett Fisher touches upon his flirtations with mountain flying, a voyeur of the massive 14,000+ peaks of the Rockies that he now calls home after a journey west from North Carolina in the 100hp PA-11 his grandfather restored.
By John Vandene / 13 March 2015

Going North!

This is the year you’re going to do it...you’re going to take your southern acclimatized bush bird and take her North.
Native Idahoan pilot and historian Richard Holm has released the follow-up to his highly praised Bound for the Backcountry. This time his historical focus is on the rich aviation history of the region along the Idaho/Oregon border where the Lower Salmon joins the Snake.
In the 4th installment of STOL Tips, we're talking about go-arounds and balked landings, a useful technique for safely aborting a landing or evaluating a landing zone, but also an action that can often increase the workload on the pilot.
In his recently published guide, pilot and adventurer Ney Grant shares his fifty favorite destinations for like-minded pilots, complete with story and photos. Here's a sneak peek at a few.

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