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    Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective

    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.

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Backcountry destinations

Learn about backcountry airports and off-airport operations from around the world.


Backcountry aircraft

Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


Backcountry piloting

Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

Safety & Survival

Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Hendo 21 minutes ago View the latest post Transfer Ownership of an Experimental that I did not build
I recently purchased an RV-8 and I am in the process of registering it. Does anybody know if I need to submit anything other than a Bill of Sale and the 8050-1? Is anything...
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Good catch Cam! Nobody ever gets it, thanks
Kinda like a Cessna 196?
I had to search to figure out what that was!
Nose heavy 195! 2 more cyld's & 50% more HP!:mrgreen:
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That's where you'll need that 100 amp alternator!
Actually, the XP heater is better than I expected. I don't have a lot of XP time--a little many years ago when a brand new one was...
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Cary Today, 12:46pm View the latest post Very short landing 500ft grass strip Cessna 182
Re: the original video. Obviously it's longer than 500', but even 720' is pretty short, especially with a stand of trees at the end. The steep upslope is a big benefit, for sure. Heck,...
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My wife's family calls it "fat lighter." I didn't know it existed until I met them.
Cary Today, 12:23pm View the latest post Avionics upgrade time
I'm a day / vfr pilot, and so the Dynon would not be replacing any required instruments. It would strictly be for just-in-case situations. Even then, not much good unless I spend some...
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lesuther Today, 12:15pm View the latest post Idaho flying holiday
I've met a number of euro pilots vacationing in the back country. The fall season is my favorite time back there for fishing, avoiding the heat, and performance. It is also the busiest...

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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

Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer Arturo Polo-Ena, a working bush pilot for Ultima Thule Lodge in Alaska.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

Check out this and many more recommended books in the Bush Flying Library, as well as instructional and survival titles.