• Featured Bush Planes

    A better than new Cessna 170

    Of all the classic airplanes we wish were still newly manufactured, the Cessna 170B would be near the top of the list. John Nielsen tells his story of how he rescued a nearly abandoned aircraft and made it better than new. Read More
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Trip Reports
robw56 1 minute ago View the latest post HSF again!
Right on Tim! Hopefully I'll be there to meet you this year unlike last year!
Products, Gear, and Technology
robw56 3 minutes ago View the latest post Montague folding bike conversion to electricty
I don't get the whole ebike hate thing either. If it's pedal assist what's the big deal? It's ridiculous to call it a "motorcycle" like many people do. I know if I had an...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
Cary 12 minutes ago View the latest post C182 Doors
I can't speak to the issue of bending the doors, but I can say that it makes a huge difference if the weather stripping is good or worn out. It does wear out with time, and there are...
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slowhawk 20 minutes ago View the latest post RAAF Boo in PNG
Never got to fly one, but jumped out the back of them plenty of times back in the day. Never crashed in one, which is more than I can say for most of the military helicopters...
Airports and Airstrips
Scolopax 25 minutes ago View the latest post Sandy River, Oregon is for sale
Yes its the Gold Rush folks' airport. Flew in and landed yesterday-didn't know about the sale. Its still open to the public, very nice grass strip, very nice hangars for rent, excellent...
Battson 37 minutes ago View the latest post Desser 31 x 11 x 10 tires
Seems like a moot point, seeing as Desser have stated they intend to STC their products. No doubt Grove will come out with matching wheels, tube and tubeless. They are business-savvy...
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Cary 37 minutes ago View the latest post Need help selecting a GPS unit!
For long term thinking purposes, the recent relaxation of the rules which hit the media about allowing certain non-TSO'd panel items to be installed in certificated airplanes may be...
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8GCBC 48 minutes ago View the latest post UREM38E @ $24.45 versus REM38E @ $29.95
Scout Flyer
The shops I hung around would save the copper gaskets for a while, put en on skinny rod and torch them till they glowed for a while. (must be time and temp formula somewhere)...

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IO-550 conversions for Cessna 206 and 210 and Bonanza


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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Dan Bailey

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Bush Flying Library

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