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    Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective

    Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.

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Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Brad is the Alaska State Fair usually aviation oriented?
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I think it looks fine, Phil. Go try flying the same area really early or near evening when light intensity is a little less. See how it compares.
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Either that or because it's fugly
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A Thousand Words

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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