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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
8GCBC 10 minutes ago View the latest post Lightning inflight strike (another $#i+y day in Paradise)
I always wondered what would happen if lightning struck a prop plane. Why is it that the lightning like to enter or exit the prop? One would think that taking the path of least resistance...
Engines and Propellers
Battson 32 minutes ago View the latest post IO470 Engine Build
Awwesome! I will continue following this!
Do you know why the crank end-gear has to be heated so much before torquing? I assume its something to do with being at operational temperature...
Battson 41 minutes ago View the latest post WTB: O/IO-540 core/runout/high time
Hope you don't mind the question here:
Are you still going with a R&B engine, or are you looking at other options now? And if not, where does he get his cores from? He obviously...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
N300RE 46 minutes ago View the latest post It's a start, anyway...
Did you run into any issues on the seaplane mount?
Around the Campfire
Battson 46 minutes ago View the latest post Building the Ultimate Amphibious Carbon Cub (Teaser Alert)
Very cool. I can imagine some uses for that!
Does the tail wheel stay on, or will that be coming off?
whee Today, 14:18pm View the latest post Goatheads; should I be afraid?
Yep, run notubes.
Trip Reports
BRD Today, 13:58pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Rory and I were out giving rides Saturday to Debbie's friends. A bit windy and cold, but colorful day!
m_moyle Today, 13:27pm View the latest post FS: Pair BAS Harnesses w/standard buckles
A friend of mine is putting inertia reel harnesses in he Pacer he's building up, he has clamps on the overhead tubing behind the front-seaters for the attach. The only bummer is that...

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.

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Bush Flying Library

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