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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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Around the Campfire
Bonanza Man 38 minutes ago View the latest post Inreach versus spot??which one is better and why

The enterprise plans are based on Bytes used. I have the "Delorme 2" plan which is good for 3,000 bytes and costs $22.95 per month. There is a GOES fee of $2.95 per month...
Engines and Propellers
TangoFox 39 minutes ago View the latest post IO470 Engine Build
Push rods and rockers installed!
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Valve covers and Injector tubes done.
I...
The Sporting Life
8GCBC 42 minutes ago View the latest post Last time you used a wet compass, pen & paper?
Caution; highly opinionated and theoretical post;
Over the years my navigation "instincts" seem to be fading. Feel I am living in somebody else's world...Garmin, Apple,...
Live to Tell
DCO-65 Today, 17:24pm View the latest post Breakfast or Near Death at 7500'
Yes Craig it was lot for Andrea to take in and she is a good lady. With some new toys you may have a good Navigator in the making. I kind of thought is was a great opportunity for...
Modifications
TurboStinson Today, 17:04pm View the latest post Moving an STC Between Aircraft
Thanks for the input, what I have now is a a turbo 220 Franklin making 250 hp and I am looking at a mogas alternative to this. I am leaning toward putting it back to a stock 165. I...
Around the Campfire
CamTom12 Today, 17:03pm View the latest post Aircraft recovery
Too bad about the plane, but glad you were able to help the guy out!
Mister701 Today, 15:46pm View the latest post Carbon Cub climb performance on a small budget
Put a big bore 912 on it. It will cost you less and you'll swing a much larger prop...hence more climb.
The guy with the most experience with this style of airplane on this forum...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Mister701 Today, 14:54pm View the latest post Uh Oh! The devil made me do it....New airplane
Awesome! What engine is used in those? Looks like too much fun. This one has an O-290GPU in it. It's probably about the right horsepower but so many of the parts on the O-290 are...

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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.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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