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    Bound for the Backcountry II - Lord Flat

    Native Idahoan pilot and historian Richard Holm has released the follow-up to his highly praised Bound for the Backcountry; we've featured his chapter on the Lord Flat airstrip in NE Oregon. Read More
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8GCBC 1 minute ago View the latest post FS: Pair BAS Harnesses w/standard buckles
Trained with all three types. Even under water inverted ingress in mocked ditching (USCG rotary latch). Never a real crash or ditch however.
I do prefer utility straight harnesses....
The Sporting Life
8GCBC 9 minutes ago View the latest post (IDair) Idaho BC Pilot in Hawaii
IDair is home now in his idealistic mountain paradise of Idaho. We will miss his company and "never say die" "go for it" attitude!
For me...
Life goes on...I'll...
geekxx 15 minutes ago View the latest post Carbon Cub in Seattle?
So, I think I've decided to sell my 1/2 share of a Mooney and get a real airplane. The Mooney (M20K 252, with Encore upgrade), is an absolutely wonderful airplane, and served me well...
hotrod180 23 minutes ago View the latest post Article about lead in aviation fuel. "The Idaho Statesman"
Dredging up an old thread about unleaded aviation gas.....
The stickers I got with a recently purchased EAA mogas STC, as well as one I got back in 2008, both include as approved fuel...
robw56 Today, 09:48am View the latest post Pacific City airport. We have been building lot!
Hahahaha I wonder what that guy was smoking?
jaudette Today, 08:22am View the latest post FS: 2006 Murphy Rebel Elite
Pretty sweet! This one is tempting, as I am in the market for another back-country bird...
mountainwagon Today, 07:17am View the latest post WTB: O/IO-540 core/runout/high time
This is another set of dash numbers (-A1C5), appears to have a prop gov.
in Lincoln. CA. Stored since '98, has logs.

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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