• Tales from Yesteryear

    True Maine bush flying stories

    Pilot and author Jake Morrel has released Hardscrabble Lodge: True Maine Bush Flying Stories, a vivacious and colorful tale of his pursuit of a life in the wilderness of northwest Maine.

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Modifications
wannabe 32 minutes ago View the latest post Cowl flaps for a C172E
When I updated to a DelAir "front mount" muffler on my 170B - the old one was essentially up against the firewall - I ended up with the exhaust pipe exiting up front like...
Engines and Propellers
Halestorm Yesterday, 21:00pm View the latest post Cracked Spinner
Unfortunately it is toast.
The alloy those things are made from is difficult to weld, and that particular spot has a doubler spot welded behind it which makes a weld repair even more...
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
A1Skinner Yesterday, 20:32pm View the latest post Cessna Fuel Bladders?
Man Halestorm, I like those drains! Can they be put in with any bladders? One of my bladders was replaced in 2002, and my other one is just starting to leak a bit now. I think it would...
Around the Campfire
A1Skinner Yesterday, 19:48pm View the latest post What's on your current playlist?
I'm loving some fiddle playing these days. Lindsey Stirling in particular. And I have a good ol Johnny Horton CD in my pickup.
CamTom12 Yesterday, 18:46pm View the latest post Video footage from my new "wing cam"
Great video!
Modifications
CamTom12 Yesterday, 18:36pm View the latest post Cessna 180 cowling gill vents
I know the knowledge I gained in the APS course may well have saved my life when I used what I learned to figure out that I had an otherwise undiagnosed induction system leak on my...
Aircraft Types
akflyr182b Yesterday, 15:07pm View the latest post C-182; what can it do?
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This is the set up that works for me.8.50 on the nose 8.50 10's on the mains. The...
Modifications
Cary Yesterday, 13:01pm View the latest post Converting an early Cessna 185 from "T" to "Y" yoke
My 63 P172D has the T column, and other than having to spread the avionics out laterally, it's not a big deal, sure not worth spending the money to change to a Y column and reconfigure...

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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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