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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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Trip Reports
Battson 15 minutes ago View the latest post Bearhawk in the Backcountry
Yes - one lump about 1ft in diameter on an otherwise smooth surface. Long story -
The semi-frozen surface I landed on was covered with tough grassy stuff growing in soft yet semi-frozen...
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
wannabe 25 minutes ago View the latest post Owner built parts on a certified aircraft?
Another Option
Repaired IAW AS-43-1A. Or later version.
Repaired In Accordance With
Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations part 43, section 43.13(xx) states.....
Repaired...
Trip Reports
Grassstrippilot 28 minutes ago View the latest post Grassstrippilot's Flying Adventures
One last overnight before school starts tomorrow. Yesterday we headed up to Heiner's for a camp out. We landed right before sunset. It got cold quick! We ate our dinner, got the tent...
Video Gallery
robw56 Today, 18:13pm View the latest post A trip to the beach
Nice! I wish I could legally land on the beaches down where I live. Copalis is all we have, but that's 600+ miles away.
Marketplace
robw56 Today, 17:57pm View the latest post FS: Cessna 170B
Bump...
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Products, Gear, and Technology
RoughAir Today, 16:15pm View the latest post RAGE Suspension System by Avweld
I ran the Acme Aero bush shocks for about a month. I'm waiting for Tony's TK1's to show up, so I can give some feedback next week. Mike
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Today, 15:34pm View the latest post 2016.08.23 Caught Mahi Mahi, Kaiwi Channel !!!! :-)
Departed KaunakakaI, Molokai @ 05:00 PST:
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Caught a Mahi Mahi at Lau Point:
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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
contactflying Today, 15:00pm View the latest post Why zoom?
Whee, I knew this mechanic /operator well enough to seriously consider your suggestion.
He often said, "Don't whine. " But he didn't collect lease until after the season...

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A Thousand Words

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Dan Bailey

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