• 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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Backcountry destinations

Learn about backcountry airports and off-airport operations from around the world.


Backcountry aircraft

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


Backcountry piloting

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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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qmdv 26 minutes ago View the latest post Hail Damage
I have a 1956 182. 1400 hrs in strait tail 182's. I keep it at a grass ranch strip but in a hangar. land off airport. 60K hull value with Falcon. Just renewed for $491
akgreg Today, 14:59pm View the latest post T3 Tailwheel Suspension
What a tease. You need to send that PASX for some testing.
JP256 Today, 14:40pm View the latest post Cessna 180 cowling gill vents
You nailed it. Best summary I've seen in a very long time. George, John and Walter would be happy. Especially Walter- he is the educator in the bunch. Excellent!
Products, Gear, and Technology
gbflyer Today, 14:18pm View the latest post Portable Electric Fence Pireps Request
Thanks GB, hadn't seen the UDAP brand yet. Better price, and 5 weeks of charge smokes the 3 days on electro bear guards UL.
Which model do you have? Looks like either the ultralight...
Technical Issues and System Updates
EZFlap Today, 11:52am View the latest post Website security measures
Thanks for being able to fight that fight, from one of the unwashed masses who has no f***ing idea what goes on behind the computer screen.
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
daedaluscan Today, 11:43am View the latest post EZ Out/Screw Extractor Recommendations?
The Grabits look really good.
Never heard the valve grinding paste idea, but my dad used to stab the concrete floor (and not gently) of our old shop with the screwdriver tip to pick...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Zzz Today, 10:37am View the latest post Bearhawk Build in NV
Are you permanently shut down? Or just delayed?
There's lots of stuff you can do to work toward the build without actually having the kit in hand.
Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft


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A Thousand Words

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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.