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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 destinations

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


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Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

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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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Around the Campfire
Mountain Doctor 6 minutes ago View the latest post Officially started my PPL...
The more you fly the faster you progress.
Take care of your physical health. Rest, good nutrition, exercise, and needless to say no smoking and little if any alcohol.
Manage your stress....
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
contactflying 9 minutes ago View the latest post Wheel landings with stiff gear.
A wheel landing can be just as good a short field landing as a three point landing. We should be near the three point attitude just before touchdown, regardless. If the tail wheel...
Big John 22 minutes ago View the latest post Engine off landing practice on local dry lakes
I will be back in S. Ca late Sept. Will see you there.
Airports and Airstrips
Rezrider 26 minutes ago View the latest post Escalante (1L7)
I'm off the last 3 days of September, maybe I'd go along. Leave one plane at Escalante?
Nice area.
Video Gallery
scottf Today, 13:06pm View the latest post This is how i support my addiction!
I'll keep my desk job but those are a thrill to just watch. can you describe what you are doing? decommissioning a transmission tower, or why are the insulators being removed?
Products, Gear, and Technology
mtv Today, 12:47pm View the latest post Looking to Build a Propane Engine Pre Heater
Regional/Area Information
Zzz Today, 12:42pm View the latest post Sasquatch - another reason to avoid Nevada
Despite how hilarious this article was... holy crap that is a beautiful area.
AEROPOD Today, 12:37pm View the latest post WTB: Early 180/182 Spinner Dome (0752004-2)
I have a new old stock spinner Cessna part #0850311-1 if it will help anyone out.
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FWIW the Cessna 180 IPC calls this one out as being for the Hartzell prop only.

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A Thousand Words

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

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Bush Flying Library

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