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    170s in the Wrangells

    Two big-engine Cessna 170s venture out to the edge of the Wrangell-St.Elias region in search of the Alaska backcountry flying experience. Read More
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Modifications
jrc111 2 minutes ago View the latest post Cessna 180 Rudder Pedals
Here do you find the thermoplastic pedals? Are they the pedal extenders from Air Boss?
Trip Reports
Pierre_R 4 minutes ago View the latest post Zane And The 170 Gang-Trip Report

I also highly recommend installing a small tail "skid" made from a cessna 140 or cub tail spring main leaf.
MTV
Aircraft Spruce sells one reasonably priced if you don't...
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NineThreeKilo 5 minutes ago View the latest post Motorcycle Surfing
Did not turn out well for Indian Larry
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QIk9Xo8dH6A
That said, he lived his life the way he wanted, he chose to preform on his bike and things went sideways....
Aircraft Types
Crzyivan13 22 minutes ago View the latest post Bearhawk Patrol: Is Anyone Here Flying One?
I went and answered my own question(s) today.
https://www.backcountrypilot.org/images/originalphotos/3822/1548/1af6aaeefcd5d6a7e5bb286f.jpg
Ill post up my thoughts soon!
Around the Campfire
courierguy 43 minutes ago View the latest post MET tower collapse?
This has me puzzled, on a ridge top in an area I fly often. It would seem that it collapsed while they were erecting it. Hopefully, as I sure don't remember it being there standing...
Trip Reports
CamTom12 Today, 14:06pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Great pics everyone! Ranch, I bet it was like being on an island in the ocean!
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
denalipilot Today, 13:25pm View the latest post Q for you guys with Selkirk foam interiors:
How snag-proof is the Selkirk foam? Does it withstand ski poles and antlers and corners of cardboard boxes? Does it age well or dry out and get stiff, or shrink in the cold?
Thanks,
-DP
Community
fishdoc Today, 12:34pm View the latest post I finaly own an airplane
Congrats!
Stop on over to 48WA on the east side sometime!

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A Thousand Words

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What is a picture worth? View this full frame slideshow of some of the most stunning backcountry flying photos from our community.

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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