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


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Backcountry safety and survival

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

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Engines and Propellers
mghallen 37 minutes ago View the latest post O-470 Overhaul Pre-planning Conundrum
I am on my second overhaul on my engine. Made 100hrs between. Keep running it on condition. An overhaul does not mean you get another 1000-1400 hours.
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CamTom12 59 minutes ago View the latest post Building a 737
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Denali Today, 08:26am View the latest post Avionics & Engine Theft - What can you do ?
+1 about the insurance and the professionals.
But not all thieves will be professionals, and even professionals can be slowed down. Among the things I was wondering about, at least...
Around the Campfire
cliff Today, 07:31am View the latest post Hangar size
Yes it is an equipment shed, All my tractors and gang mowers are kept in it. The Amish used a crane to lift the trusses.
bigrenna Today, 07:00am View the latest post FS: NEW - If It Fits, It'll Fly T-Shirt
Hey Jamie,
Unfortunately not at this time. I have a bunch of different designs that I want to do before I do a big reorder of those. I will let you know if/when I do... Thanks for...
Gunny Today, 05:13am View the latest post Cessna 180 cowling gill vents
In the interest of full disclosure. George, John and Walter are all very long time friends of mine. I was an early GAMI convert and attended the course when it was new. I reviewed the...
Around the Campfire
S7Paco Yesterday, 21:30pm View the latest post Just took my third class med exam--What is nextt
I don't see this as a big deal, we sign all sorts of forms like school physicals for sports and they always say something like "I am not aware..." or "the exam did not...
Products, Gear, and Technology
mtv Yesterday, 20:50pm View the latest post ForeFlight ending support for older devices
Tonight, I checked my IPhone, and it says IOS 10 is available for download.
Checked my IPad Mini, and it says I have 9.3.5 and am up to date. The mini is a 2, I think.
But, the iOS...
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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

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