• Tales from Yesteryear

    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.

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Video Gallery
Crzyivan13 37 minutes ago View the latest post Trouble finding a video...
Hi guys, someone please let me know if I am not supposed to do this here, I wasn't sure.
I'm looking for a video posted a while back of some serious river flying, I think out of Ohio...
The Sporting Life
pburns Today, 04:33am View the latest post Hunting with a Muzzleloader
Did you really mean to type (three foot drop) at 100 yards?
Or did you just miss a shift?
Ha! Missed a shift. 3" I was three beers in at that point.
Also, the Blackhorn 209 does...
Helicopter and rotorcraft flying
Zzz Yesterday, 22:26pm View the latest post The light helicopter landscape
I dunno, it seems like if you're willing to build, you can have a lot of fun for relatively little (ha!) money.
These Helicycles are kit builds from Nampa, Idaho. It appears there...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
whee Yesterday, 21:12pm View the latest post Whee's Bearhawk Project...progress.
Wow Jon...looking super...i could never do it!? if u need a stress relieving snowmobile ride this winter, im your guy.....!
Thanks Jo! I'm not sure how it would look for the manager...
Engines and Propellers
JamieG Yesterday, 19:07pm View the latest post 520 or 470 carb ice
Some make ice and some don't, for seemingly no rime nor reason. 30 years in a 180J with an O-470S with virtually no icing, nearly 10 years with a TX Skyways O-520 in the same airframe...
Around the Campfire
Pinecone Yesterday, 19:02pm View the latest post Float season over
Went out for a final 2016 float fly. First full stop was Burntstick Lake. There was ice in the marshy area on the west end, confirming that we'd enjoyed it as long as possible.
Trip Reports
Brian M Yesterday, 18:23pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Looks like gusts are blowing up the sand all around you.
Yeah, it was a little sporty at times. Didn't stay on the ground long - just long enough to load my friend and his gear, snap...
Photography and videography
jprax Yesterday, 18:18pm View the latest post Gyro Stabilizer for Aerial Photography - Anyone Used One?
Either the Russians hacked my account or I had a fever.
This is camera equipment and yes you need it! Then let me barrow it. Images can't be too sharp and looking at the ones in that...
Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft


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A Thousand Words

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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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