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

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DrifterDriver Today, 22:16pm View the latest post This is how i support my addiction!
You have no idea how much i want your job! Any vaccancys going? A country change may be in order
Airports and Airstrips
blackrock Today, 21:49pm View the latest post Backup Plan Recomendations for Sept Trip
Sounds like you won't be doing the Air Races and camping near by. If you do plan to try this check with me.
The Air Races are the following weekend and I'm planning to do those,...
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Cary Today, 21:43pm View the latest post BRS Systems in a Bearhawk Experimental – Just Curious
FWIW, the STC'd version from BRS for 172s and 182s (specific years/models only) runs about $15,000 plus installation and weighs about 80 lbs. It takes up about half of the normal baggage...
Cary Today, 21:39pm View the latest post Looking to Build a Propane Engine Pre Heater
I've sure been happy with the Reiff system I have on my airplane. It's just the "standard" version (heated cylinder bands, 100 watt sump heater, plus a 25 watt heater for...
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PAMR MX Today, 20:49pm View the latest post What sets the Franklin 220 apart?
Thanks for all the info. Learning allot here.
172heavy very informative.
Lots of power for the weight, fairly inexpensive, and super smooth sounds like some of the good qualities.
PAMR MX Today, 20:26pm View the latest post WTB: Early 180/182 Spinner Dome (0752004-2)
McCauley spinner polished.
Early model spinner.

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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