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    Bound for the Backcountry II - Lord Flat

    Native Idahoan pilot and historian Richard Holm has released the follow-up to his highly praised Bound for the Backcountry; we've featured his chapter on the Lord Flat airstrip in NE Oregon. Read More
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qmdv 22 minutes ago View the latest post Article about lead in aviation fuel. "The Idaho Statesman"
I know a guy in Paullina, Iowa that has done extensive testing of all sorts different Eth blends in an O470. I saw his pristine looking spark plugs and saw all kinds of rubber samples...
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Bearhawk Builder 24 minutes ago View the latest post Alton Bay "Ice Runway" - B18
I heard they are all set, I may crash the party anyway tomorrow.
Cary 50 minutes ago View the latest post FS: Pair BAS Harnesses w/standard buckles
When I bought my BAS harnesses, I specifically opted for the standard buckles, to make it easier--not having to grab separate buckle parts was my thought. That was 11 years ago, and...
Aviation Regulation and Law
Prosaria Today, 14:35pm View the latest post Pilot Bill of rights 2 / medical
I just wanted to point out that there are TWO bills in each chamber dealing with this issue. They are the Pilots Bill of Rights 2 (HR 1062 and S 571) and the General Aviation Pilot...
jaudette Today, 13:32pm View the latest post Carbon Cub in Seattle?
100K will get you a heck of a nice SuperCub! I'm looking for a Cub/Husky now... When I sold my Maule, I got a bonanza and had planned on landing it at some back-country strips because...
Regional/Area Information
bigrenna Today, 12:18pm View the latest post Vitus lake cabin Alaska. Have u been?
We had it reserved last year. Airstrip looked good, but the x-wind was too gnarly so we went elsewhere. The strip is a bit of a hike from the cabin. Had I landed, (and being a bit...
Maintenance and Parts Support
motoadve Today, 12:15pm View the latest post Cyl #1 high EGTs and CHTs
No test was needed, clamp for Cyl #1 was loose and we could even see some fuel stains.
Replaced clamp re tightened , clean and good to go .
Thanks very much for all the advice.
Im glad...
Aviation Regulation and Law
c170pete Today, 12:14pm View the latest post Mechanic costs to rise
I find the allegations of jury rigging anything on an airplane and pencil-whipping an annual wildly out of character for this mechanic. I've known him for 40 years.
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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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Bush Flying Library

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