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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 safety and survival

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Around the Campfire
mtv 1 minute ago View the latest post Snow in July?
Clouds finally lifting around here, and all the mountain ranges hereabouts have lots of fresh snow above about 7500 to 8000 feet. We got a good soaker yesterday, which will help prevent...
Aviation Regulation and Law
Zzz 4 minutes ago View the latest post Today, In Drone News.....
From today's Wall Street Journal. The future for GA.
"...Amazon’s plan proposes a no-fly zone between 400 feet and 500 feet to create a buffer between unmanned and manned aviation....
Float flying
CapnMike 34 minutes ago View the latest post Stinson 108-3 Floatplane Dolly Takeoff
Really simple, elegant rig. Works perfectly! Some great views from multiple cameras.
From the SPA website, user EDO2425 posted:
The dolly is very simple, using mostly angle iron with...
Aviation Regulation and Law
piperpainter 51 minutes ago View the latest post Pilot Bill of rights 2 / medical
My dues at work. Another reason for me to dislike ALPO.
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Products, Gear, and Technology
Slippery Wing Today, 12:49pm View the latest post New Toy - Scope
Those borescopes are sure handy to have around.
Depending on what you're using them for, you may be able to get away with a lower cost endoscope that can hook up to your cell phone...
Around the Campfire
Bearfood Today, 12:43pm View the latest post Pacific Northwest (seattle) flying?
Personally I love the Seattle area. I spent 28 years in Idaho, mostly the Boise area, and the last 3 here. Kirkland and early mornings are my solution to traffic. I have worked in at...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Tom Today, 10:58am View the latest post OSH STOL Competition (Demo)
The trip going to Osh requires a new thread as it was an experience all in itself
The trip there was by far the most fun I've had. What a great trip to osh. Next year I will try...
Float flying
low rider Today, 09:29am View the latest post Cessna 185 EDO 500 aphibs
Awhile back I had a 68' 185(turbo normalized520) on edo3500 amphibs . It was a pig . Not sure if it was because I was always coming off a 6200ft msl lake or I just sucked at flying...

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A Thousand Words

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Featured photographer

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.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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