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    Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective

    Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.

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Backcountry destinations

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Backcountry aircraft

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


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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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Airports and Airstrips
slowhawk less than a minute ago View the latest post Backup Plan Recomendations for Sept Trip
Hey Blackrock, No smoke down here. 270NM
Fuel, Camping, courtesy car, great hiking and a whole lot of backcountry strips within an hours flight of here
Products, Gear, and Technology
Barnstormer 13 minutes ago View the latest post ABW 31’S MINIMUM PRESSURE
10psi (or 8 psi) is fine if you are taking a trip and know you'll be landing on paved runways. I run 3.5 psi on the SQ2 with 35's for normal ops, 3 psi for STOL competitions where I'm...
Airports and Airstrips
slowhawk Today, 08:45am View the latest post Escalante (1L7)
We now have a courtesy car at 1L7 thanks to Sphere One fuel out of Cedar City
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bigrenna Today, 08:45am View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Full moon rise over camp this past weekend. Kennebec river ME.
Around the Campfire
wyoclipperdriver Today, 08:31am View the latest post CubCrafters at the Alaska State Fair
The Alaska State Fair is your average state fair. We wanted to share our products with a broader audience. It is a great opportunity for people in Alaska to come out and see...
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G44 Today, 08:31am View the latest post My BCSC - Version 2 (SQ) updated 8/26
There ya go Kevin! That looks very nice!
Around the Campfire
slowhawk Today, 08:00am View the latest post Utah Pireps Requested, Please
Dirty Devil and Eagle city were in good shape as of early June.
Escalante (1L7) has fuel, camping, bathroom with shower and a courtesy car.

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A Thousand Words

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What is a picture worth? View this full frame slideshow of some of the most stunning backcountry flying photos from our community.

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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.

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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.