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SOS

Posted on by Suz Iventosch / Comments Off on SOS

Rough Landing at Cabin Creek By Suz and Iven Iventosch Suz’s Story “We’ll be back for lunch,” my husband, Iven, said as he and our two sons headed out for a morning of flying and fly fishing at
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Smoke on the Water

Posted on by Mike Kincaid / Comments Off on Smoke on the Water

An Aerial Firefighter Arrives By Mike Kincaid Flying seaplanes in northern Idaho is fun, and part of that fun is meeting other pilots. A pilot with one of the coolest jobs I’ve met in Idaho is aerial firefighter
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Let Go

Posted on by Kris Millgate / Comments Off on Let Go

Gliding over the Tetons Story and Photos by Kris Millgate I’m short, but I don’t consider that a short straw. Being petite means my camera and I fit in small spaces. Like the tiny cockpit of a motorless
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Soaring

Posted on by Peter D. McQuade / Comments Off on Soaring

Over Horseshoe Bend in a Sailplane By Peter D. McQuade The man standing on the front-porch steps of the saloon pointed toward a dirt road that snaked along a creek bed before rising out of sight behind a
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The Aviatrix

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Idaho’s First Female Commercial Pilot By Richard Bennett While waiting at the baggage carousel at the Boise Airport for my luggage to be returned, a photo in a gallery on the west wall caught my eye. I walked
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Bewitched by the Gooney Bird

Posted on by Peter D. McQuade / Comments Off on Bewitched by the Gooney Bird

My brother and I shared a dream of flying—something that most Americans in 1965 had never experienced. Like everyone, we were awed by the allure of the sparkling new jets that graced magazine covers, which boldly heralded the arrival of “the jet age” and “the jet set.” We had seen jet airplanes before. For a few years, we occasionally saw one pass many thousands of feet above us, etching a long, white contrail in the blue as it leapfrogged over our valley, and our state. They were always so high, we couldn’t tell whether we were looking at an airliner or a military plane. And then, in October of 1964, United Airlines introduced its first tentative jet service to Boise. Thus began a period of wondrous and uneasy transformation for Will and me. Continue reading

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