• Featured Bush Planes

    A better than new Cessna 170

    Of all the classic airplanes we wish were still newly manufactured, the Cessna 170B would be near the top of the list. John Nielsen tells his story of how he rescued a nearly abandoned aircraft and made it better than new. Read More
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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
HawkRT 10 minutes ago View the latest post Time to get a tailwheel!
Thanks for the explanation. I thought I might be getting tweeted or something, whatever that means. No need to explain everything. That would take too long.
Trip Reports
gptc Today, 11:06am View the latest post Sean's (GPTC) Airborne Adventures
No flying today, though I should of. Instead I cleaned the belly. The most hated task of aircraft ownership.
Around the Campfire
tcj Today, 10:48am View the latest post Wild Flowers and Fire History
The State wildlife area up the canyon from my house opened back up to entry after being closed sense December 1 to prevent harassment of the Elk on their winter range. I went on a...
Trip Reports
GumpAir Today, 10:25am View the latest post Copalis Spring kick-off
Very cool. My Grandson had his C150 in that gaggle somewhere.
iceman Today, 09:34am View the latest post The revolving door of BCP participation
I'm still here El Guapo!!!http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160501/f2854869235296e62a4449025af61341.jpg
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Trip Reports
CFOT Today, 09:14am View the latest post The Adventures of CFOT and Pokey Joe
I'm in Bandon Oregon on a perfect day without an airplane... Can somebody bring me one...please?
Airports and Airstrips
CAVU Today, 08:36am View the latest post 48 State Camping?
I was surprised about the fire rings, too. I'd asked about getting some a few years ago and was told there was no way there would ever be fires because of the fire hazard. I guess...
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hotrod180 Today, 08:05am View the latest post Orcas fly and Mt bike ride.
Nice , Thanks for posting those.
FWIW I also have a map of San Juan County, the only place I think I could have picked it up at is the "Visitor Welcome center" at the Friday...

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Dan Bailey

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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