• Featured Bush Planes

    A better than new Cessna 170

    Of all the classic airplanes we wish were still newly manufactured, the Cessna 170B would be near the top of the list. John Nielsen tells his story of how he rescued a nearly abandoned aircraft and made it better than new. Read More
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Airports and Airstrips
Zzz 5 minutes ago View the latest post Daybreak, Wa Owner contact
Saw them as recently as late last summer and they still seemed to be enjoying the place, mowing the grass.
58Skylane 14 minutes ago View the latest post Jarbidge
Great Pat, I take it you'll provide the ground transportation? That would be pretty sweet. Let's plan a trip!
Sounds good. I'll text you my work schedule. My Bronco should be all good...
DVD and Book Reviews
hotrod180 41 minutes ago View the latest post A Few Good Books
Can't find the recent thread where it was recommended, but I just finished reading "Success On The Step", about the history of Bob Munro and Kenmore Air Harbor. Slower going...
Around the Campfire
fiftynineSC 44 minutes ago View the latest post Ag flying 'School'
For someone interested in Ag flying, an entomology degree would be profitable. The bug guru, in people crop areas, make more than the pilots.
I worked for a entomology...
Products, Gear, and Technology
PNW Flyer Today, 10:33am View the latest post Avionics vs iPads
I see this became an IPAD vs no IPAD thread.
My thought is that the installed avionics should be the minimum necessary to safely fly the mission. VFR that means the FAA mandated...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
hotrod180 Today, 10:25am View the latest post UREM38E @ $24.45 versus REM38E @ $29.95
... I once watched a video of a tufted wing at the stall, and in that vid it was very interesting (to me) for quite a bit before the increasing AOA approaching the stall, how little...
hotrod180 Today, 10:17am View the latest post 5" wheels bigger tires
FWIW someone just posted a set of NOS Cleveland 40-75 wheels and brake discs on the Marketplace forum for $600. I haven't priced wheels lately but that looks like a pretty good price...
Trip Reports
PittsDriver Today, 09:47am View the latest post HSF again!
Search HSF threads on here and you'll see why everyone is so stoked about it. Great time!
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Looks like a great time. Perfect time of year to get away...

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Dan Bailey

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Bush Flying Library

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