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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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Backcountry safety and survival

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Latest forum activity

TradeCraft 21 minutes ago View the latest post WTB: O-540-B4XX core/runout/high time
Just listed on barnstormers, this should be a B2B5
http://www.barnstormers.com/classified_ ... 35hp+.html
...we're getting closer!
Video Gallery
pokette 24 minutes ago View the latest post First long flight with the furry one
we are at it again
OregonMaule 34 minutes ago View the latest post Pacific City airport. We have been building lot!
Me and the misses will be there Feb 28 March 1 if your out boring holes in the sky. No plane, annual.
Engines and Propellers
TradeCraft 41 minutes ago View the latest post First R409 in SQ-12
I want to see Goza drive that thing in Valdez this year! I heard he was pulled away to work last year and Josh didn't have a lot of time in it. That's one bad mother 'effin plane either...
The Sporting Life
8GCBC 42 minutes ago View the latest post (IDair) Idaho BC Pilot in Hawaii
Well, my backcountry boys and girls,
"IDair" is leaving to Boise, Idaho today. He was an outstanding outdoors man and is as "tough as nails" (compared to my surfer...
Maintenance and Parts Support
Barnstormer 59 minutes ago View the latest post Cyl #1 high EGTs and CHTs
...Might not be a bad idea to run the cylinders kinda hot for awhile shooting for CHT temps in the 375-395 range, that will help scavenge any lead/carbon build up in your valve guides...
Around the Campfire
Sidewinder Today, 11:43am View the latest post What is this half-built homebuilt plane in this photo?
It's not a ridge runner. get a copy of Kitplanes magazine annual kit and plans built issues. The key points of this airframe to look for, for a comparison is, a deep camber airfoil,...
Aviation Regulation and Law
M6RV6 Today, 10:05am View the latest post Pilot Bill of rights 2 / medical
What're the HB & SB numbers, and the official name of the bill(s)? Need that for writing my sens & rep.
In addition to third class medical reform, the Pilot's Bill of Rights...

A Thousand Words

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Featured photographer

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

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