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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 safety and survival

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

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cbfraser 5 minutes ago View the latest post Vancouver to Yukon
Fairly impressive float plane base at Whitehorse
New flying outfits
PAMR MX Today, 16:09pm View the latest post WTB: Early 180/182 Spinner Dome (0752004-2)
New member looking at an old thread. Apologies up front for the noobie approach, but I'm similarly looking for one of the "not available" spinner domes for a '61 C-182D....
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Caretakers plan on leaving later this year. Check with Idaho Aeronautics for the exact date. The facilities will be open until they leave, but, even after they leave at least a vault...
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Olympic national park
Unmanned Aircraft System Was a Success on The Paradise Fire
Incident: Paradise Fire Wildfire
Released: 3 days ago
For the past week an unmanned aircraft system...
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All ready to go.
Empty Weight 1573 .. uhhggg
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Airports and Airstrips
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The weekend of Sep 12 and 13 is on for sure. I had a great meeting and walk through with the District Ranger Frank Aebly last Wednesday. He is very positive and thankful...
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CamTom12 Today, 11:50am View the latest post Alaska to Alabama, take two
I re-read through and saw I missed a bunch of stuff. Here's a giant reply to everyone I think.
I just noticed that your inReach is sending an updated position every two minutes....
73citabria Today, 11:12am View the latest post WTB: used (good condition) 31" ABW
I will have a pair of 31's shortly....4 years old, seen 14 asphalt landings and always been covered. No chords no checking....$2500

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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.

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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