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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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clippwagon 33 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Followed my flying partner in his Stearman today to drop it off for the Madras airshow this weekend! It was smokey! The Warm Springs fire jumped the lines
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Modifications
BRD 42 minutes ago View the latest post o-235 in a champ
One showed up locally this month.
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Barnstormer Today, 16:03pm View the latest post Sounds of the Skywagon
Say it isn't so!
Can't you stop eating for awhile, or sell your sperm, or both? If that won't save you enough money then I say sell the helicopter, put a stretcher door on the 180,...
Around the Campfire
Rob Today, 15:41pm View the latest post A new type of contest - Timed drag race
I like Rob's take also.
- Start and stop from the same line
- Have two pylons equidistant from start line, maybe 2500' ??
- Takeoff, fly wings level until past the first pylon, turn...
Products, Gear, and Technology
EZFlap Today, 15:26pm View the latest post EZFlap Handle Review
He took a lot of time to shorten it at the quadrant end and make it look original. A nice job complete with distressed paint. Not sure that there was any basis for approval:) Someone...
Around the Campfire
fiftynineSC Today, 15:25pm View the latest post C 170A upgrade to O360
Coming from a 180/185 guy that flew a 170 early on....I do see a "mission" for a 180 horse 170. Great airplane, flies really nice. No, it doesn't make economic sense to...
Cary Today, 14:36pm View the latest post New Coffee Thread?
One of my personal heroes, the great Canadian bushcraft instructor Mors Kochanski demonstrates how he makes coffee in the bush:
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I have to say, that's a real kick. I don't...
Float flying
Cary Today, 14:08pm View the latest post Lake Chelan WA PIREP
When I took my very first seaplane lesson in BC 3 summers ago, part of the post flight protocol was a total washdown of the airplane and floats. Here's my instructor, Chris, doing that:
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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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