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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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A1Skinner 14 minutes ago View the latest post Looking to Build a Propane Engine Pre Heater

So, again, my message is to use electricity and an AIRPLANE pre heat system (the earlier comment that most silicone heat pads have a thermostat is incorrect)
Sorry Mike, but I...
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whee 18 minutes ago View the latest post Whee's Bearhawk Project...progress.
One door tack welded together. Now to fit the wings and make sure the door clears the lift strut.
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A1Skinner 21 minutes ago View the latest post EZFlap Handle Review
The one in the photo (Bearhawk) is a completely different shaped unit, and different control/seat geometry, than your 180. Totally different. You can see the Cessna unit in use easily...
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contactflying 26 minutes ago View the latest post Officially started my PPL...
I agree with Hammer and Z. All this used to be just part of the program. Most old instructors I know still do it.
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VFRsim 43 minutes ago View the latest post Gold Found on Youtube!!! Old ID/MT BC Flying vids
Thanks for posting! These are just great..
I need to go through my grandfathers logbooks.. He's got a bunch of DC-3 stuff in there, in Idaho/Oregon/Washington, with the Forest Service....
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jaredyates 56 minutes ago View the latest post 26" Goodyear Blimp Tire Rubs on Brake Caliper...
Just another thought here...
Are you sure the torque plate is currently installed correctly?
It's funny you should mention it. Just the other evening as I was going to sleep I started...
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Karmutzen Today, 10:07am View the latest post Engine off landing practice on local dry lakes
Didn't Harrison Ford write off his first helicopter in 1999 doing full-on auto's with an instructor at Lake Piru riverbed, north-east of Los Angeles? Things were going fine until on...
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Scolopax Today, 08:40am View the latest post Durango to Seattle Family Vacation-Beta Needed
Are you on floats, amphibs or wheels?
The smoke is actually not all that bad over most of the Northwest right now, but there are several strips that are "closed until further notice"...

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A Thousand Words

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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