• Tales from Yesteryear

    True Maine bush flying stories

    Pilot and author Jake Morrel has released Hardscrabble Lodge: True Maine Bush Flying Stories, a vivacious and colorful tale of his pursuit of a life in the wilderness of northwest Maine.

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Backcountry aircraft

Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


Backcountry piloting

Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

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Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Photography and videography
jprax 45 minutes ago View the latest post Gyro Stabilizer for Aerial Photography - Anyone Used One?
I have not used one or seen the need, perhaps I don't know what I am missing but the video mentions "film" and looks to be 15 years old. Stabilized lenses and cameras have...
Pinecone Yesterday, 22:36pm View the latest post Missing Cessna
I used to be back and forth across the Rockies from Calgary to Victoria often. I learned through experience that wind direction was as important as speed. Sometimes a strong wind...
Airports and Airstrips
offroute Yesterday, 21:36pm View the latest post Escalante 1L7 PIREP Request
With Slowhawk back in AK, I'm not sure how to get info regarding the current camp/lounge/car situation at 1L7. Would very much appreciate getting info from someone who has recently...
Crzyivan13 Yesterday, 20:42pm View the latest post New guy from Texas
Contact has a good idea... ag spray or SEAT. I've got quite a few friends who have gone the SEAT route as a second career, or supplement.
What is SEAT?
Single Engine Air Tanker
Video Gallery
PittsDriver Yesterday, 19:09pm View the latest post A Robinson, a Pitts, BC Mountains, & Aerobatics in 4K
Awesome, thanks for posting.
I noticed the tail number on the Pitts as Zulu Papa Golf. Mine is a identical twin and is Zero Papa Golf.
All I can add is.....Welcome to my world!
Helicopter and rotorcraft flying
topgun260 Yesterday, 18:41pm View the latest post The light helicopter landscape
One of the later Bell 47's
There are turbo and supercharged models.
Trip Reports
CFOT Yesterday, 16:33pm View the latest post The Adventures of CFOT and Pokey Joe
Early morning flight over to Dead Cow to see how the HSF is going. I will be heading back out there tomorrow with my uncle in his 185.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
denalipilot Yesterday, 16:12pm View the latest post 1955 Cessna 170B rebuild
Kyle: I used the following paint on my 170B flap tunnel. I'll try to get a picture of the tunnel and post it...
Kyle: Here is a pic...


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A Thousand Words

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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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