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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
PAMR MX 59 minutes ago View the latest post Aircraft recovery
300RE - The 170 photo is normal on my ipad but flipped on my PC. It is actually a really cool picture flipped for some reason.
S-12Flyer Yesterday, 23:19pm View the latest post Carbon Cub climb performance on a small budget
Check out this thread.
https://www.backcountrypilot.org/commun ... 912s-15221
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Brian-StevesAircraft Yesterday, 22:59pm View the latest post Uh Oh! The devil made me do it....New airplane
One of the locals flies a Starduster One at my home field.... 0-290 powered... Perfect for the size... He flies it at least 150 hours a year...
Fun fact... The owner is a nut for those...
TxKiger Yesterday, 22:24pm View the latest post FS: Cessna Metal Wing Tips (170/172/175/180/182 etc)
Quick question for mountainmatt. Did the original lights fit into the new wingtips on the sportsman stol? I've got a stol kit heading my way this week.
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Yesterday, 22:03pm View the latest post Australia 4x4 trip, RTE: Pacific to Indian Ocean
FLT HA 443 (HNL-BNE) in two weeks...hope the diesel truck starts..
Broome, WA, AU is destination
8GCBC Yesterday, 21:55pm View the latest post Last time you used a wet compass, pen & paper?
Used a Garmin195 for SARS. Started entering WPs at 02:30 for day break search patterns! It was a little B!+(ch.
Aircraft Types
aftCG Yesterday, 21:53pm View the latest post Straight tail 172 tail wheel.
Any chance the 170 has a few more degree of up elevator available than the 172?
It seems like loading to a more rearward CG might otherwise be just enough. I know it's like comparing...
hardtailjohn Yesterday, 20:35pm View the latest post Moving an STC Between Aircraft
Thanks for the input, what I have now is a a turbo 220 Franklin making 250 hp and I am looking at a mogas alternative to this. I am leaning toward putting it back to a stock 165. I...

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.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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