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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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Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

Safety & Survival

Backcountry safety and survival

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

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Around the Campfire
hpux735 28 minutes ago View the latest post Ferry Rate?
A Pilatus and TBM will run you around $600-800 a day minimum. Some instructors are charging upwards of $1k a day. For the Citation Mustang, I can find pilots at $750-1k a day. Remember,...
CapnMike 28 minutes ago View the latest post Another Checkride in the books
Congratulations, Avid!! That's great!
Quickdraw1 52 minutes ago View the latest post extended baggage/ firewall battery on 180
The only things that I may suggest would be to add an alternator if it does not already have one and the light weight starter. I know that there are mixed reviews on the starter but...
3tracks 57 minutes ago View the latest post WTB 170B/Murphy Rebel
Good job looks like a nice one, now the fun starts. Tony picked up mine the 1st of may. Glad to see these classic airplanes being passed on to the younger generation
I already replaced...
Trip Reports
G44 Today, 05:01am View the latest post Lone Star Maule Round Up 2015
Very well produced video! Looks like a great event too!
Trip Reports
175 magnum Yesterday, 23:04pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Wonder if the Bearhawk was Dan Schillings. He runs one up there painted up yellow and blue like the Alaska flag I believe. He runs a big 6 cylinder Subaru in his.
Engines and Propellers
Zzz Yesterday, 22:48pm View the latest post You're building a new Exp engine. What choices do you make?
I change my mind daily on the fuel delivery. I'd rather not focus on that here. For the other component/accessories of an engine, let's hear it. If you've never paid attention to this...
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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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Bush Flying Library

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