• 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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Around the Campfire
contactflying 12 minutes ago View the latest post Ag flying 'School'
Well said Rob. My experience with spraying, Billy, and even the Kingsleys is very dated. After the military, more research goes into Ag than any other industry. Equipment, and pilots,...
wyomingiswindy Today, 05:41am View the latest post FS: RANS S7 Part Deux
Thanks Joe. The flying season is just ramping up, so it might sell. I've been keeping it locked up because it's so muddy outside the hangar. One guy came out to the farm...actually...
Trip Reports
CamTom12 Today, 05:02am View the latest post HSF again!
Thread drift: my wife plays the banjo. We dig bluegrass.
When's hsf this year?
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CamTom12 Today, 04:58am View the latest post Flo Flying
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Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
CamTom12 Today, 02:51am View the latest post UREM38E @ $24.45 versus REM38E @ $29.95
I had assumed the ground was made through the threads of the spark plug, since its a closer path from the ground strap on the plug and the head. I use new because I have a box of 100,...
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Rob Today, 00:31am View the latest post Orcas fly and Mt bike ride.
I admit it… I opened it expecting a flying whale
Rob Today, 00:30am View the latest post 7500
I can't imagine ever signing on to the WWW…. and not winding up dropping through some rabbit hole… I might start at BCP and end up looking at the latest jet boats. Why would reading...
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scottnt Yesterday, 21:45pm View the latest post Copalis beach Flyin
That's pretty cool. Always wanted to land there, just haven't gotten around to it. Maybe this will be the year!

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A Thousand Words

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Dan Bailey

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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