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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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GumpAir 41 minutes ago View the latest post Straight tail 172 tail wheel.
If you absolutely, positively need more up elevator authority roll full nose Down trim and you'll get it.
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The main difference between the "Standard" and "Utility/Rotary" is that on the "Standard" the L/R shoulders are permanently connected to the belt. In...
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Quit being lazy, post more
Okay Okay!!!! Take it easy!!!
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I'm ordering one this spring, thanks for all the info on plans in here.
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Sounds like a bunch of good decisions that day, I'm glad it worked out! You gave a great example of what to do when things appear to be going south!
I have only gotten carb ice once,...
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You'd better post pictures, it looks like a great trip!
I've always wanted to visit down there, maybe one day.

A Thousand Words

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer Arturo Polo-Ena, a working bush pilot for Ultima Thule Lodge in Alaska.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

Check out this and many more recommended books in the Bush Flying Library, as well as instructional and survival titles.