• 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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Denali Today, 00:04am View the latest post Cessna 180 cowling gill vents
@ JP256:
Regarding the course. I went to their website.
How important do you think it is to buy the actual course manual they offer for an additional $ 100 if you are planning to take...
Denali Yesterday, 23:41pm View the latest post Avionics & Engine Theft - What can you do ?
Here is a rather sad link describing the recent (Sept. 30, 2016) theft of some GA aircraft engines. It included the above depressing...
Around the Campfire
S7Paco Yesterday, 21:30pm View the latest post Just took my third class med exam--What is nextt
I don't see this as a big deal, we sign all sorts of forms like school physicals for sports and they always say something like "I am not aware..." or "the exam did not...
Products, Gear, and Technology
mtv Yesterday, 20:50pm View the latest post ForeFlight ending support for older devices
Tonight, I checked my IPhone, and it says IOS 10 is available for download.
Checked my IPad Mini, and it says I have 9.3.5 and am up to date. The mini is a 2, I think.
But, the iOS...
mtv Yesterday, 20:35pm View the latest post Portable Electric Fence Pireps Request
OH, we learned a LOT of bears that electric fences are bad Ju Ju.
Before we started using fences around our camps, we had bears in camp frequently.....more nights than not. Fences...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
akaviator Yesterday, 18:52pm View the latest post Bearhawk Build in NV
I may end up moving to and don't want to start something I can't finish without moving, plus a lot of career stuff going on right now.
WWhunter Yesterday, 18:33pm View the latest post T3 Tailwheel Suspension
Danm! Wish I could work that fast!
qmdv Yesterday, 16:20pm View the latest post Hail Damage
I have a 1956 182. 1400 hrs in strait tail 182's. I keep it at a grass ranch strip but in a hangar. land off airport. 60K hull value with Falcon. Just renewed for $491


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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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