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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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Kitfox5 Yesterday, 22:18pm View the latest post Pacific City airport. We have been building lot!
We were there this morning but didn't see your airplane.
Around the Campfire
Cervelorod Yesterday, 21:49pm View the latest post Goatheads; should I be afraid?
Anytime you want Jered. Search mattawa air strip on google maps, the point isn't accurate, the strip is just west, it's pretty obvious.
Was thinking about seeing if you wanted to hit...
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Yesterday, 21:31pm View the latest post (IDair) Idaho BC Pilot in Hawaii
IDair was very kind to share this video before heading home...
Vick Yesterday, 21:06pm View the latest post FS: Pair BAS Harnesses w/standard buckles
Thanks Brian....need dimensions from Vick. What are rotary buckles....twist to release?
Mark - I think they're spoken for, will have confirmation tomorrow.
I did take some...
A1Skinner Yesterday, 20:59pm View the latest post Cessna Interior
Thanks Halestorm. That's great info!
GB, I know next to nothing when it comes to paint, hence the questions. Thanks for taking the time to explain to a rookie!
A1Skinner Yesterday, 20:54pm View the latest post WTB: O/IO-540 core/runout/high time
I was just going to ask that Zane. Can some of the other high comp/higher rpm engines be converted with low compression cylinders and a lower speed settings? Not sure how Frankenstein...
rcwflyer Yesterday, 20:24pm View the latest post FS: 2006 Murphy Rebel Elite
I have seen this one personally guys. Great build and excellent performance with the O-320. Southern Rebel will sell this one quick!
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Zzz Yesterday, 20:06pm View the latest post Alton Bay "Ice Runway" - B18
Nice dude... Also a good choice on the Jane's version of Sympathy for the Devil.

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.