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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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Engines and Propellers
whee 2 minutes ago View the latest post IO-470 Expert
I'm not scared of Frankenstein either
Need to let some of this info soak in a little.
Around the Campfire
denalipilot 30 minutes ago View the latest post Inreach versus spot??which one is better and why
Quite recently I've been on the receiving end of both SPOT and InReach messages from friends. Not emergencies- just folks out on lengthy adventures using me as their backup plan/ contact...
Aviation Regulation and Law
hotrod180 39 minutes ago View the latest post Pilot Bill of rights 2 / medical
Done. In addition to the short-but-sweet emails I already sent to my 3 legislators.
I really like this sort of deal-- whoever writes these letters is so much more articulate than me,...
Regional/Area Information
glacier 49 minutes ago View the latest post Vitus lake cabin Alaska. Have u been?
Super super nice cabin, but it is an inconveniently long hike from the strip. It is really set up for float plane access. You would want pretty lightweight backpacking type gear to...
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I installed a doubler in the pilot's seat to prevent that.
Technical Issues and System Updates
powers tom Today, 09:43am View the latest post BCP 4.0 in the works
Zane i can't afford a plane but if you would get me an address i would send you a check. I love reading on this site.
Zzz Today, 07:55am View the latest post WTB: O/IO-540 core/runout/high time
Does anyone who's knowledgeable with 540s know why the -J series use a fuel pump that's required for takeoff power? This is something I read on another forum in researching the comparison,...
cliff Today, 04:55am View the latest post Cessna Interior
Degrease areas to be painted, scuff with a red scotchbrite pad, feather sand chipped areas with 320 dry paper, blow, wipe, tape, tac, spray 1 coat of epoxy primer, let flash for at...

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

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