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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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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Flyhound 6 minutes ago View the latest post Glider Transition
I've also been thinking about this. There are several glider operations around Puget Sound despite the environment not being as conducive to thermal generation as the basin and range...
TangoFox 25 minutes ago View the latest post Cessna cabin wires
I like the v brace.
I also use it to pull on.
Another thing is: if you happen to crash i would rather have a v brace in front than some skinny wires acting like a cheese cutter
8GCBC 36 minutes ago View the latest post Whelen landing light (PMA) water ingress
I had this and was worried. I called and they said its normal and no harm.
Bugs me a little seeing the condensation.
But, OK. Thanks for the information. I will not placard it "INOP"...
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piperpainter 39 minutes ago View the latest post Cherokee High/Hot/Short/Gravel Practice
Looks like fun!
When it comes to the throttle I always keep it loose when I am coming into a short field ops so that I can do what I need with it immediately. Otherwise I tighten it...
hardtailjohn 51 minutes ago View the latest post C170 Moderators Censoring Posts
I've found that to be true on many of the type specific sites. I used to belong to quite a few, but usually they become a monarchy and I'm gone..... About the only type sites I've...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
mtv 57 minutes ago View the latest post Oratex Fabric
Oratex has paint.
I have now seen a few planes with the fabric up close and personal and I will leave it at that.
That's been my experience as well. I really appreciate a nicely...
G44 Today, 07:21am View the latest post Now I'm also an owner!
WOW! That is one sweet looking airplane! You did good! Like everyone else, I too would like to see more pictures and hear more about it.
Trip Reports
rw2 Today, 06:29am View the latest post BCPer stops by the farm
Albravo--The grass was taller but it was rather loose and there really was no noticeable drag.
And this had been confirmed by boots on the ground before either of our landings were...

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A Thousand Words

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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