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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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I posted this originally in another thread, but deleted it and moved it here. Barnstormer had appealed for folks to write to Senator Cruz in support of S571. I wrote:
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ya take Victor.....the one with a puke tail. It has a good GPS and a little extra power cause the powerflow. It's a good plane!
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I got a wild hair about the S-18 a while back. Apparently these days they are special order only kits. I wonder how they compare in weight to the Drifter?
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Great thread. After reading much of the information I think I am leaning towards a Drift. I need something that is easy to use since I am a beginner in this category and that is very...
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I will give you my perspective on your questions for Kirkland..
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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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