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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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contactflying 2 minutes ago View the latest post Today, In Drone News.....
The AF has had guidance jamming capability since Vietnam. I'm not an electronic guy. Wouldn't RC stuff be easy to jam?
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blackrock 4 minutes ago View the latest post Yellow Pine Harmonica Festival
Rose and attended this year. It was my second time and her first. I must say we had a a blast. Harmonicas, a dobro, wash tub bass, great bands.
We spent most of the weekend hanging...
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Your funny Greg
Seriously, the details you can put on the screen are pretty cool...check me out..
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Everyone, Thank you for the valuable comments regarding the Legend Cubs, Rans S7, and Rans S20. I have been looking at these three for several years and hope to make a purchase sometime...
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Alaskabackcountry 54 minutes ago View the latest post Alaska vacation ideas?
A trip to Alaska is incomplete without a flight. I suggest skipping the canned flight-see tours and just rent a plane from Anchorage for a few hours. If you are a rated pilot with a...
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Zzz Today, 10:02am View the latest post Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective
Looks great, but only available on kindle from Amazon.canada???
That's weird. I asked Dick about it and he wasn't sure why that is. Maybe write to him directly to buy a copy: [email protected]
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contactflying Today, 09:59am View the latest post Problems concerning maneuvering flight
Consider pipeline patrol or other visual reconnaissance work up a valley and across a fairly high pass. If early, we can expect greater engine thrust for climb. If later in the day...
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blackrock Today, 08:51am View the latest post Johnson Creek Lifeflight?
Yes, it's a Life Flight chopper. The reason wasn't aviation related. Rose and were there when it arrived. The Yellow Pine EMT drove someone in to be picked up.

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