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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.

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Backcountry safety and survival

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

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Aviation Regulation and Law
mtv 5 minutes ago View the latest post Today, In Drone News.....
Drone collides with Boeing winglet: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ac3_1435080329
Around the Campfire
GregA 5 minutes ago View the latest post Quick Ethical Question about Reposting a Thread
In my opinion, as has already been said, it is useful to repost or modify something from your post on another forum. I don't read some forums any more because of all the garbage on...
Aircraft Types
courierguy 30 minutes ago View the latest post AVIATION RELATED CRANE JOB
This one has a fabric cover job, not the dacron sails. Also it has the wing off an S-7S, lot of mods. No idea on the weight as compared to a Drifter, probably more, I mean, it has...
Light Sport Aircraft and Ultralights
courierguy 35 minutes ago View the latest post Super Legend
I took off at JC after several CC's, while I have no idea how hard they were "trying", or what their load was, but I did hear afterwards that my take off was considerably...
Airports and Airstrips
Joewcasey 59 minutes ago View the latest post Pirep requested
Looking for any recent conditions on a few strips for a Monday departure:
Wilson Bar
moose Creek
Cabin Creek
Fish Lake
Flying Humor
Schwarz Today, 11:37am View the latest post People from your state in the bar.
Texas is singing karaoke about how great Texas is.
If I could sing....Maybe so
Float flying
akavidflyer Today, 11:18am View the latest post Seaplane Water Loop? Oh, I meant to do that....
am I the only one that watched the video and noted that during the water loop he had full left aileron and rudder input and a touch of down elevator? I do this on my RC flying boats...
Aviation Regulation and Law
hotrod180 Today, 10:35am View the latest post Pilot Bill of rights 2 / medical
Earlier in the year I contacted both Murray and Cantwell, got a response that said they would look at it?? Sent another yesterday, probably get the same thing!, All you Seattle flyers...

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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.