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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

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

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P.B. 17 minutes ago View the latest post My Waterski Cherry.......Popped!
I use my brakes. I have 31 ABW's and they will sometimes get a harmonic buzz going if they are rolling through a rippled surface. If I'm just touching down short of the beach then of...
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Just missed you, was up that way last week. Didn't have my bike though.
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another do it yourselfer!!
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Give Arlin a call....Arlin's Aircraft.
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I like it Kevin! The polished slats would look great IMO.
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courierguy Today, 16:27pm View the latest post Austin 2015
Here's my only picture of the fly-in, or at least as close as I got to it. Taken Saturday at 12K right behind my place. I stayed over the 9 K ridge line just so I knew where to come...
TomD Today, 16:11pm View the latest post Where to find Alcohol free gasoline
Anyone remember the old Sunoco stations (I remember them in Florida) where you could dial your octane.
My Norton 750 had really high compression pistons and loved the blue stuff.
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Oregon180 Today, 14:47pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Took my 82-year-old grand-aunt in-law on a scenic flight by Crater Lake this morning.
North side still under TFR, but south side was clear. Beautiful morning! She had a great time....

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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

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