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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Alex Wells

    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.

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Products, Gear, and Technology
Troy Hamon 28 minutes ago View the latest post Helmet Purchased. Time to get yours
A good helmet is better than a bad helmet. We can probably all agree on that. But a bad helmet is better than no helmet. An FAA guy was here a couple weeks back. Said they have a couple...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Troy Hamon 31 minutes ago View the latest post Stall spin scenario
Thanks for sharing your survey experiences MTV. I had a guy this summer starting too feel poorly on an eagle survey in a cub on floats. Landed, let him walk around. He asked what he...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Hammer 33 minutes ago View the latest post $125 tie down lines, and Hammer's photo dump
And to think I flew a 600mm lens and 30 pound tripod into the backcountry for this...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
PapernScissors Today, 15:37pm View the latest post Truly short w/Trees
I bet those 'top secret' and 'urgent' cargos continue to move in USAF aircraft world wide... though I hope with more attention to W&B.
Engines and Propellers
Cary Today, 15:20pm View the latest post 3 Blade vs 2 blade MT prop on O-360
Of course, as we've discussed in another thread, some folks on the ground would complain if the airplane's perceived noise signature was little more than a whisper. They're not interested...
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
Cary Today, 15:13pm View the latest post Latest Kenmore Beaver
Here's another Kenmore-restored Beaver, belonging to a relatively famous supporter of GA. I took it from my vantage point at my tent at the end of Row 513 at OSH last month, as he was...
Trip Reports
PapernScissors Today, 15:08pm View the latest post Austin NV 2016
Great photos! I really liked the Logans with the 'thumbs up'! It's been a long time since I last visited Austin NV. I think I was on my way on Hwy 50 from Delta to Reno when my engine...
UngaWunga Today, 15:08pm View the latest post Keeping Up With Crzyivan13- VIDEO: Maine Parts Delivery
Great video. Fun to see places I know in other's videos.


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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.

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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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