• Featured Bush Planes

    A better than new Cessna 170

    Of all the classic airplanes we wish were still newly manufactured, the Cessna 170B would be near the top of the list. John Nielsen tells his story of how he rescued a nearly abandoned aircraft and made it better than new. Read More
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onefitty 6 minutes ago View the latest post The revolving door of BCP participation

When I go into an Aussie business my expectation is that eventually someone will get off their arse and see what I want. Whether they can help me or not is another matter
Ain't that...
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Timberwolf 24 minutes ago View the latest post RAAF Boo in PNG
I've seen at least 1, possibly 2 of these that have been converted to turboprops at undisclosed locations. Pretty impressive performance.
Engines and Propellers
Timberwolf 43 minutes ago View the latest post Lycoming O-290-D2 Parts
Being certified, I would imagine it is going to be harder for you to find parts. Rings are still available from ECI, but unsure on the lower comp pistons. Mine is exper. so it makes...
Oregon180 Yesterday, 21:39pm View the latest post 7500
Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.
Products, Gear, and Technology
175 magnum Yesterday, 21:24pm View the latest post Montague folding bike conversion to electricty
These things are just way too much fun. I have let probably 30 people ride my bike at the Langley airport. I have it set in PA-1 and third gear. Every person that rides it gets about...
JP256 Yesterday, 20:33pm View the latest post Need help selecting a GPS unit!
But the Dynon gear - great as it is - does not meet the GPS requirements for IFR flight. You still have to have an IFR-certified GPS to file "/G"... Or whatever the new ICAO...
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RockHopper Yesterday, 20:31pm View the latest post Exhaust blues
Break out another couple AMU! AMU = Aviation Monetary Units = $1000 Bucks
C185D Yesterday, 18:40pm View the latest post Desser 31 x 11 x 10 tires
Yes MTV I know if you drill a hole in the wheel its experimental use only and that the tires aren't STCd thanks for reminding me. And yes I know how the tires are made but their TOO...

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Dan Bailey

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Bush Flying Library

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