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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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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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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Squash 1 minute ago View the latest post Photo Caption Contest... Bring it.
"Check this out guys, if I squeeze really hard like this, I can make...
Airports and Airstrips
CamTom12 30 minutes ago View the latest post Montana Wilderness Closed
Holy cow.
On a side note, I had to double check who posted those pics. I thought it was BRD at first! Nice pictures!
Float flying
hardtailjohn Today, 08:01am View the latest post new to group
I'm not a float pilot...just a mechanic....but welcome to the group!!!
hardtailjohn Today, 07:56am View the latest post WTB: Early 180/182 Spinner Dome (0752004-2)
I sent you a PM before I saw this picture. Mine are the old 180 style, not this style. Sorry!
(Thanks, GT!)
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Cub271 Today, 07:50am View the latest post CubCrafters at the Alaska State Fair
I would like to extend an invitation to all BCP pilots to visit CubCrafters at the Alaska State Fair ongoing in Palmer, Alaska right now.
We have a booth with a skeleton for our new...
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Engines and Propellers
whee Today, 07:31am View the latest post What sets the Franklin 220 apart?
I have zero time behind a Franklin but I was obsessed with them for a while. I wanted a Frank 220 powered Maule so bad it was silly. A few of the things that attracted me:
220hp from...
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bigrenna Today, 07:10am View the latest post Project: 180 Skywagon - The On-Going Saga
Been a hot busy summer w/out much desire for posting... but I will see if I can get thru this install post if at least in a truncated manner.

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A Thousand Words

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What is a picture worth? View this full frame slideshow of some of the most stunning backcountry flying photos from our community.

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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

Bush Flying Library

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