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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Dan Bailey

    Adventure photographer Dan Bailey of Anchorage, Alaska is our fourth quarter featured photographer. Get to know the Colorado native and Cessna 120 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography in the North.

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Backcountry safety and survival

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

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Icepick 40 minutes ago View the latest post Anybody Missing T-Shirt Weather Yet!?
It's all good! Awesome looking bike...looks electric too. Nice. Have to admit the snow looks great but I'm at a point where I'd like to play in it but don't want to have to live with...
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It's always a Dutch oven when you're in the cockpit with me.
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I think Roger got the idea of using that cowling because he built an RV-6 also... He sold it to a fellow in Grants Pass Oregon and I have been doing all of the maintenance...
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CamTom12 Today, 11:24am View the latest post VFR cruising altitudes
Ah, I get the phone number thing now. Haha!
I use flight following quite a bit, just because its nice to have someone on the radio in case I need to call a mayday. ...
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hotrod180 Today, 10:31am View the latest post Flying & owning a Maule Long wing vs Cesna 180
I tried to resist posting a reply since it seemed like so many people are anti-Maule on this thread........ I can't comment on insurance since I've never owned a C180 or C185 but hull...
bigrenna Today, 10:27am View the latest post FS: BAS belts for C180

Of course I can't argue with your experience as all of this is subjective at best, but man... I have the exact opposite feeling. When I bought my 180 I only lasted 1 week before...
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It's not just about saving weight-- also about simplicity. I figure sooner or later the gyros or vacuum pump will crap out too. I had a gyro crap out on each of my last two planes,...

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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.