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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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blackrock 20 minutes ago View the latest post Blackrock's Video Page
Still not sure why it won't work as I am a plus member. Just paid for it a month or so ago. If I use the BBcode, then people can't see the link using iPhones or iPads, at least I can't...
175 magnum 53 minutes ago View the latest post FS: Gear! Trike Drivers Unite! New Logo in the works
I'll take me some of that! two golf shirts( 2xlong or 3xlong with pockets, depending on mfg.) and two hats. Keep me posted. Wife says we can't buy a tail dragger, they keep breaking...
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CamTom12 Yesterday, 21:13pm View the latest post Alaska to Alabama, take two
I bet that it feels good to have the plane home!
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SixTwoLeemer Yesterday, 20:51pm View the latest post S. Utah to Auburn, Wa
Did I spot your plane tied down @ U42?? Maybe you decided to take a smoker to WA??
I live nearby U42 if you need anything. Good luck with your Dad.
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Crenshaw Yesterday, 20:20pm View the latest post Cloudstreets
That looks really good. I'll keep on the lookout for it locally. Thanks!
If you have a smart TV you can pull it up on the YouTube app and watch it whenever.
Is there a way to watch...
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lancef53 Yesterday, 19:39pm View the latest post Sounds of the Skywagon
barnstormer, I love that video! There is nothing like the sound of an 88" prop on takeoff. I love the sound on ours on our 180, it is unmistakable! I wish it sounded as good...
Airports and Airstrips
Bonanza Man Yesterday, 18:53pm View the latest post Montana Wilderness Closed
Starting tomorrow, 8/28, the entire Bob Marshall and Great Bear Wilderness that is within the Spotted Bear ranger district will be closed. That means Schafer Meadows will be closed....
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steverattan Yesterday, 18:46pm View the latest post Looking for instructor.
Zzz he is not a back country pilot unfortunately but it will at least get me started and I will have to find someone to learn back country flying after I get my license.

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