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    Bound for the Backcountry II - Lord Flat

    Native Idahoan pilot and historian Richard Holm has released the follow-up to his highly praised Bound for the Backcountry; we've featured his chapter on the Lord Flat airstrip in NE Oregon. Read More
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Around the Campfire
mtv 12 minutes ago View the latest post Inreach versus spot??which one is better and why
In my experience, the InReach is much more expensive both to purchase and to operate on a monthly basis. That device does have more features as noted above, but you pay for that capability.....as...
cliff Today, 04:55am View the latest post Cessna Interior
Degrease areas to be painted, scuff with a red scotchbrite pad, feather sand chipped areas with 320 dry paper, blow, wipe, tape, tac, spray 1 coat of epoxy primer, let flash for at...
EZFlap Yesterday, 23:31pm View the latest post FS: C-170B Lady Legs main landing gear
Cessna 170B "Lady Legs" main gear legs for sale, far less than new Cessna highway robbery prices.. $4000 includes fresh X-Ray inspection.
If the purchaser mentions that you...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
m_moyle Yesterday, 23:13pm View the latest post Whee's Bearhawk Project...progress.
2-3/4" I believe...I need to measure to be sure....if I can get at it. The Bearhawk is stuffed into a corner of the shop...with T111 around it to protect it while I do the Pacer..
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CapnMike Yesterday, 22:47pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?

Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
CapnMike Yesterday, 22:11pm View the latest post It's a start, anyway...
No issues on fitting the Seaplanes West engine mount that I know of! Prop is back on! WooT!
Around the Campfire
whee Yesterday, 21:22pm View the latest post Goatheads; should I be afraid?
Was thinking about seeing if you wanted to hit little goose, lower granite, and lower monument sometime.
Lower Granite was my second and Little Goose was my third dirt runway landings...
Aviation Regulation and Law
Prosaria Yesterday, 20:35pm View the latest post Pilot Bill of rights 2 / medical
No idea. The text has not been published. You can't read it until it gets passed, I think that's how it works. I know the second one is the resurrection of the bill that expired in...

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

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