• Tales from Yesteryear

    True Maine bush flying stories

    Pilot and author Jake Morrel has released Hardscrabble Lodge: True Maine Bush Flying Stories, a vivacious and colorful tale of his pursuit of a life in the wilderness of northwest Maine.

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Backcountry destinations

Learn about backcountry airports and off-airport operations from around the world.


Backcountry aircraft

Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


Backcountry piloting

Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

Safety & Survival

Backcountry safety and survival

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

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Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
A1Skinner 5 minutes ago View the latest post Cessna Fuel Vent Check Valve Squawk
Are you sure it's your check valve and not one vent hanging too low? I think if it's too low then it will cause it to pressurize. I would try adjusting it to the proper place before...
Helicopter and rotorcraft flying
mtv 28 minutes ago View the latest post The light helicopter landscape
The redundant safety measures I was speaking of are the oversight and control of the maintenance and part manufacturing and replacement you get with a certified rotorcraft. There's...
Aircraft Types
DonC 36 minutes ago View the latest post Cessna 206 prices
Looks like Gene Reeds C206 in Anchorage. Don't recall the 777 but paint and GR sound familiar
And I think Genes daughter is married to Helin .....can't believe I drug that out of...
Trip Reports
WWhunter Today, 16:41pm View the latest post Contact Buzzing with Gare-Bare
Makes a guy really want a 180!!!
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
contactflying Today, 16:03pm View the latest post Contact Flying w/contact flying.
Sounds like you're getting along fine. I had the advantage that I was on pipelines. Tower appreciated my staying low and out of normal traffic crossing on the pipeline or landing....
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
EZFlap Today, 14:42pm View the latest post Buying Used Cleco Fasteners - Okay or Not Okay ?
Buy them at a price where if 20% of them are "Stuck" or corroded or "sticky" you still got a good price.
An ultrasonic cleaner and a bath in Stoddard Solvent (or...
Hammer Today, 13:32pm View the latest post Avionics & Engine Theft - What can you do ?
Just put one of these sumbitches in the back of the plane with a tarp over...
CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose


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A Thousand Words

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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

Check out this and many more recommended books in the Bush Flying Library, as well as instructional and survival titles.