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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

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.

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DCO-65 46 minutes ago View the latest post What are your 10 Favorite Aviation/Space Movies
What about "Zero Hour" the film that "Airplane" spoofed. You can't watch either film without thinking of the other one.
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whee Today, 17:25pm View the latest post In Flight Electric Cabin Heater
Is there a possibility to run a rear cabin heat outlet in the BH?
Yeah, I could do that but I'm not sure the single heat muff would put out enough heat to make it worth while. It like...
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I like that Dynon, pretty cool, I'd rip out my vacuum and heavy crap anyday if I could afford it. No offense to you Cary either but I see no need to fly any SEL vfr at night especially...
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contactflying Today, 16:09pm View the latest post Very short landing 500ft grass strip Cessna 182
Once we have decided to land, we have to land. In really tight situations, thinking about going around late will mess up the landing. It's like having to make a wings level rudder...
Hendo Today, 15:47pm View the latest post Transfer Ownership of an Experimental that I did not build
Thanks Gents! That's what I suspected, but I wanted to verify so as to minimize FAA complications.
Grassstrippilot Today, 15:38pm View the latest post WTB: KI209 Nav Head
Hey all,
I'm looking for a King 209 nav head for the radio I put in last year. If you have one kicking around, or know of someone doing a panel upgrade with one to sell, I'd appreciate...
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Rezrider Today, 14:58pm View the latest post Fry Canyon, UT74
I'm glad you went. I was there about a month ago and hiked the fry slot canyon, a great rappel down into a pool that you have to swim out of.
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Brit Chris Today, 14:56pm View the latest post Idaho flying holiday
Thank you, a club I've found has a policy on backcountry strips, and even has a list of airstrips and the checkout required for different categories, the membership is a little pricey,...

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A Thousand Words

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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.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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