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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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Backcountry safety and survival

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

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Battson 17 minutes ago View the latest post My BCSC - Version 2 (SQ) updated 8/26
We were talking about tail shocks the just yesterday, looking at a couple of installations.
Personally I think it's worth running the CG numbers to confirm a tail shock is worthwhile....
Trip Reports
Fiddler Today, 21:46pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Some desert burning. Scouting out what I'm going to call the Lower Sierra Circuit.
First stop, Johannesburg. The east-west runway worked, but dang it was narrow. RAF folks have talked...
Airports and Airstrips
scottnt Today, 21:23pm View the latest post Two Johnson Creek Questions
Fishing can be good. Caught this one at the North end of the strip near the fish trap.
Maintenance and Parts Support
PilotRPI Today, 18:39pm View the latest post C172B Tire Questions
Time for some new shoes for my 1961 Cessna 172 B. Three questions:
1) Should I go with Air Hawks and Leak Guard tubes for about $360, or is it worth about $500 to go with Condor and...
Aviation Regulation and Law
mtv Today, 18:10pm View the latest post Today, In Drone News.....
And the fire service has been operating Infrared ships (manned) for years. So, this is presented once again by the media and the drone advocates as if a drone is doing something that's...
Trip Reports
cbfraser Today, 17:26pm View the latest post Vancouver to Yukon
Fairly impressive float plane base at Whitehorse
New flying outfits
PAMR MX Today, 16:09pm View the latest post WTB: Early 180/182 Spinner Dome (0752004-2)
New member looking at an old thread. Apologies up front for the noobie approach, but I'm similarly looking for one of the "not available" spinner domes for a '61 C-182D....
mtv Today, 12:47pm View the latest post C 170A upgrade to O360
All ready to go.
Empty Weight 1573 .. uhhggg
If You ever did fill the Javelin aux. tank, and the wings.. And sit in the pilots...

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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