• 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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Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


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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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Around the Campfire
BRD 16 minutes ago View the latest post Anchorage in town Moose
Who would do that... (hey, it was about as dark as it gets at the end of July)
EZFlap 34 minutes ago View the latest post Cowl flaps for a C172E
Make a strip that rests onto the existing small lip on the rear of the lower cowl. The strip should be about 2 or 3 inches "wide". You can put it on temporarily with a series...
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
A1Skinner 52 minutes ago View the latest post Cessna Fuel Bladders?
My LH bladder just started leaking a bit too. Hartwig has a office in Canada, but no stock, everything still has to be ordered from the US playing the daily exchange rate game. They...
A1Skinner 53 minutes ago View the latest post FS: Some Lycoming accessories
I'd like more info on the cat. How will it ship? Haha.
Around the Campfire
Zzz Today, 09:02am View the latest post What's on your current playlist?
These guys are a great live show:
Engines and Propellers
Grassstrippilot Today, 08:34am View the latest post Cracked Spinner
When I bought my first 205, the spinner had just been returned from getting repaired and painted. It had a crack somewhere. Beegles in CO was doing the work. It would be worth a call...
cliff Today, 04:45am View the latest post Cessna 180 cowling gill vents
Now that's a response, Thank you, extremely enlightening


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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

Check out this and many more recommended books in the Bush Flying Library, as well as instructional and survival titles.