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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Alex Wells

    Gentleman Husky pilot and globetrotter Alex Wells is our latest featured photographer. Get to know the Bend, Oregon resident a little better to learn how he brings to life his aerial landscape and candid photography.

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Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Pinecone Today, 22:05pm View the latest post IO-550 in a 185. Which STC to use?
A couple friends recently put 3-blade MT props on their Comanches. One was disappointed in a slight (2kt) speed loss at the same power setting he always used. The other isn't sure...
Trip Reports
Fraser Farmer Today, 22:05pm View the latest post Bearhawk in the Backcountry
Great pics and looks like a great time. I for one would love to see a few hunting pics. Have you got any shots of your stags?
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
contactflying Today, 21:24pm View the latest post Why zoom?
As instructors, we have to observe the body language and comfort level of our students. It is unproductive and dangerous to ask someone to go beyond their comfort level. I...
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
mtv Today, 20:24pm View the latest post Owner built parts on a certified aircraft?
I have a question for the A&P/A&I's out there.
Can I make a bushing for a flap and install it on a certified plane?
How about a bushing on my landing gear.
I can't find the...
Trip Reports
Grassstrippilot Today, 19:05pm View the latest post Grassstrippilot's Flying Adventures
One last overnight before school starts tomorrow. Yesterday we headed up to Heiner's for a camp out. We landed right before sunset. It got cold quick! We ate our dinner, got the tent...
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robw56 Today, 18:13pm View the latest post A trip to the beach
Nice! I wish I could legally land on the beaches down where I live. Copalis is all we have, but that's 600+ miles away.
robw56 Today, 17:57pm View the latest post FS: Cessna 170B
Products, Gear, and Technology
RoughAir Today, 16:15pm View the latest post RAGE Suspension System by Avweld
I ran the Acme Aero bush shocks for about a month. I'm waiting for Tony's TK1's to show up, so I can give some feedback next week. Mike


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A Thousand Words

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Dan Bailey

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