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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Alex Wells

    Gentleman Husky pilot and globetrotter Alex Wells is our latest featured photographer. Get to know the Bend, Oregon resident a little better to learn how he brings to life his aerial landscape and candid photography.

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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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hotrod180 7 minutes ago View the latest post Mooney short field landing and 180 go around.
Field of Dreams Washington, nice place.
Is that the one near Elma?
I can't recall the owner's name but I've met him, nice guy.
He's posted here on BCP before.
Accident Analysis
Southern Boy 27 minutes ago View the latest post Is GA engine reliabilty really good, or is it just a myth?
master rod bearing failure, 3350....
crankshaft breaking, 0-320
bilateral coil failure, Franklin 165....
nope, I think all 3 of those were real “failures”.
Of course, in the turbine...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Southern Boy 32 minutes ago View the latest post Ag/taxi/fire pilot advice wanted
Just to clarify one point...you don’t have to have ground fire experience to fly tankers, or air attack (as a pilot...to*be* an air attack you do need ground fire experience).
At present,...
Video Gallery
Mountain Doctor Today, 08:47am View the latest post Mt Rainier lenticular
Standing lenticulars are indeed a sign of severe turbulance. Deceptive they look so calm and inviting. Beautiful pic thanks for sharing.
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
mtv Today, 08:45am View the latest post Latest Kenmore Beaver
In 1986, GSA sold the Beaver amphib I was flying at the time for $22,400 at auction. The plane needed a different engine, because the accessory case was cracked, but 985s were cheap...
Float flying
Mountain Doctor Today, 08:27am View the latest post Flying in Montana
Your favorite float instructor sounds like Terry...?! She's awesome.
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Glad to hear she is still in operation. I got my SES rating from her in Calaveras...
Trip Reports
BRD Today, 07:35am View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Around the Campfire
wannabe Today, 00:19am View the latest post Wild Flowers and Fire History
Nice to see you are at it again.


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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.

Featured photographer

Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer, Alex Wells.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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