• 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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Backcountry aircraft

Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


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Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

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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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Trip Reports
CFOT 16 minutes ago View the latest post High Sierra Fly-In 2016, Part 2/3
The racing is truly is a crowd favorite and really fun. I raced a Yamaha powered Highlander flown by the eventual Champion, Steve Henry, out of Idaho.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
whee 45 minutes ago View the latest post Whee's Bearhawk Project...progress.
I know your plan is just for VFR flight, but I'd stick an attitude reference in there. I've got a TruTrack ADI and love it. Found mine used for pretty cheap (included the backup battery)....
Helicopter and rotorcraft flying
Zzz 45 minutes ago View the latest post The light helicopter landscape
I too, am a fixed wing guy that wanted a helicopter to play with. Built a Mosquito 285. Fly it from my front driveway. Mosquitos are are well engineered, and have proven just about...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
NZMaule Today, 10:26am View the latest post Turbulence, how much is to much.
Good topic Rob, I was always told the airframe can take more punishment than the pilot in turbulence, so far that has been correct. As mentioned above we get probably more than our...
Helicopter and rotorcraft flying
CamTom12 Today, 09:55am View the latest post Light Helicopters/Rotorcraft - Is the Future Electric?
Everything old is new again...
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Trip Reports
Grassstrippilot Today, 09:30am View the latest post Grassstrippilot's Flying Adventures
I am so sorry I never got to meet you guys. I absolutely love how your wife and kids love to fly with you. She always looks like she is having so much fun in the pictures. You are...
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
Felix Today, 08:24am View the latest post Cessna Fuel Vent Check Valve Squawk
That is three votes by smart Cessna guys on adjusting the under-wing vent placement. I really want that the be the correct diagnosis since it is a simple and inexpensive fix. However,...
Accident Analysis
Timberwolf Today, 08:13am View the latest post High Sierra mid-air 2014 NTSB factual report released
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Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft


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A Thousand Words

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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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