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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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A removable duckbill with an amsteel line sounds interesting...
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You are very welcome. Are you going into Ag?
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If you get tired of looking at flat ground before you get to NM drop by Palo Duro Canyon just SE of Amarillo. Nothing compared to the mountains you are headed to but a cool spot that...
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Ten or so years ago, the requirement for flying SEAT for the feds included agricultural application experience. That's obviously changed, which is good, for the reasons noted above....


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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

Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer, Alex Wells.

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Bush Flying Library

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