• 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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Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
Tom 8 minutes ago View the latest post Jack Up Your Cessna- AV-Jack
I like it
http://thelandinggearworks.com/tlgw-spe ... es/av-jack
Video Gallery
8GCBC 17 minutes ago View the latest post 2016.10.25.DepoeBay.Selitz Twilight and Haze
Looks like a scuddy but doable day with a stable atmosphere. Nice for local stuff
What are your criteria for landing in brackish water? Salt water?
It's was actually 10 miles, 5000'...
Engines and Propellers
shortfielder 58 minutes ago View the latest post 520 or 470 carb ice
I threw this out once before in a discussion like this.
I like these. Let you know positively when ice is building, easy to cure.
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/i ... etect2.php
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Flyhound Today, 15:59pm View the latest post Rans S-20 Build with Pictures
Good job on the build - it really looks nice. How does it fly? Any surprises or major tweaks needed? It's too bad that you had to start your phase 1 testing just as the weather is...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Cary Today, 14:45pm View the latest post Navworx- FAA Proposed AD
On another note with ADSB this has been very frustrating just having it. Once every 2 months since I've had it installed Mr William Adams with the FAA has contacted me stating my unit...
Around the Campfire
robw56 Today, 14:45pm View the latest post High Sierra updates- lack of
I didn't think I was going to make the fly-in since I just sold my 170, and my new 180 is in for annual. My friend Daniel was nice enough to let me fly out with him in his IO-550 powered...
Cary Today, 14:12pm View the latest post Bob Hoover Flies West
I had the pleasure of shaking his hand at OSH several years ago, after listening to his talk. In that soft Tennessee drawl of his, he made it sound as if I (a true nobody) was someone...
Photography and videography
Hafast Today, 12:24pm View the latest post Gyro Stabilizer for Aerial Photography - Anyone Used One?
In the link that I posted above, the photographer was seated backwards in a Baron with the cargo doors removed. As Hammer said, shooting through plexiglass doesn't cut it for the guy...
Airframes Alaska - Grizzly Claw ski brake


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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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