• 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 destinations

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Safety & Survival

Backcountry safety and survival

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

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Airports and Airstrips
mjwings Today, 05:00am View the latest post Escalante 1L7 PIREP Request
We enjoyed meeting you at Nokai Dome yesterday. MIke and Jan in the Carbon Cub. Small world, both of us knowing Dave H. Hope you have a great time exploring. Weather should be...
Around the Campfire
Sidewinder Today, 00:55am View the latest post Bob Hoover Flies West
Ya, Its sad that the typical wastes of skin, like the carcrashions, Justass Bumbler and those sorts get constant recognition over someone like Hoover that actually did something worthwhile...
Helicopter and rotorcraft flying
NZMaule Today, 00:49am View the latest post The light helicopter landscape
Great to see so many rotary pilots coming out of the closet, I figured it might have been taboo to talk about rotary on here.
I trained in the Robinson which is a pretty popular rotary...
Video Gallery
Flo Yesterday, 23:07pm View the latest post Trouble finding a video...
I think this is the original thread for that video: https://www.backcountrypilot.org/forum/ ... ideo-10922
and this was the Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/49552527
PapernScissors Yesterday, 22:46pm View the latest post Avionics & Engine Theft - What can you do ?
...I guess the focus maybe should be on wireless cameras that stream to the internet if an intrusion is noted. Silent motion/therma/sound detection alarms can alert the owner via their...
Products, Gear, and Technology
motoadve Yesterday, 21:25pm View the latest post 700x6 on the nose 850s or 800s on the mains?
Glad I asked about the smallest 700x 6 tire, the Airhawk does fit the fork on my 182.
Now debating 850x6 or 800x6 on mains.
Was looking at Goodyears 800x6 and they looked wide fat...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
A1Skinner Yesterday, 20:42pm View the latest post Whee's Bearhawk Project...progress.
Wow Jon...looking super...i could never do it!? if u need a stress relieving snowmobile ride this winter, im your guy.....!
Thanks Jo! I'm not sure how it would look for the manager...
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
EchoFoxtrot Yesterday, 20:22pm View the latest post Jack Up Your Cessna- AV-Jack
I think you could make one for less than $100 plus the craftsman bottle jack.
They must be hand crafted, one at a time for that price.
"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum...
Airframes Alaska - Grizzly Claw ski brake


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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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