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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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Around the Campfire
NZMaule Today, 00:50am View the latest post Oshcosh Airventure 2015 photos on Flickr
Man that school bus cracked me up especially when it let rip down the runway FLAT OUT!!!!!! I'd be quite happy to go back to school if I could rock up in that
SixTwoLeemer Yesterday, 22:58pm View the latest post Morgan County, Utah Tri Pacer/Pacer Guy
I bet you are talking about Joe Garfield. He recovers 8 or 10 airplanes each year and fits your description.
He is also the Airport manager so his number is printed everywhere you look...
Aircraft Types
maules.com Yesterday, 22:33pm View the latest post Maule Tips
Well, I can't tell your friend much about Cessnas but if he would like to give me a call, I am happy to share with him all I know about Maules, having been deeply involved with them...
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UpNorth Yesterday, 21:56pm View the latest post Alaska by 182A
If you are through the Fort Nelson route, you are welcome to stop and camp here at Gordons Field (CBL3). A bit muddy on the west end when it's wet (like the last 3 days), east end is...
Trip Reports
A1Skinner Yesterday, 21:42pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Flew in to Sherman Meadows today. It's an abandoned forestry strip that I'd an hr flight for me. Just getting into the Rockies and you drop in. Beautiful strip that's about 4000' long....
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UpNorth Yesterday, 21:25pm View the latest post Thank you to the BCP supporters
Thanks for the reminder Zane. I have been meaning to get around to donating to this very worth while cause for some time now.
Thank you for providing the venue for some of the most...
HighCountryIdaho Yesterday, 20:45pm View the latest post It boggles the mind...
That's funny .... you can't even say it's genetics. My 17 year old son only cares about flying when it pertains to going fishing somewhere remote. He really doesn't care! In fact, last...
Light Sport Aircraft and Ultralights
WWhunter Yesterday, 19:56pm View the latest post Super Legend
Actually the RANS S-20 Raven, S-7S, and the Kitfox S7 Super Sport are very high on MY list. There are a couple of other designs I am looking at but these 3, plus the cub clones, are...

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A Thousand Words

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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

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