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#Osh21 Recap

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Following the Oregon and California Trails

The PYOA Contest Grand Prize Winning Story by Peter Shannon In the pioneer days, Saint Joseph, Missouri defined the frontier. Before the transcontinental railroad and telegraph, it was a natural assembly point for westbound pioneer wagon trains.…
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The Mass Mass Airport Tour: A Visit to All of Massachusetts’ Public Use Airports in 24 Hours

The PYOA Contest 2nd Place Story By Sheera Kaizerman My boyfriend Reid loves to collect things. I don’t necessarily mean physical things, but for as long as I’ve known him, he’s always had a to do list. Sure, the list has mundane things…
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Amphitheatre in the Sky – “Infinite Highway of the Air”: From Alabama to Alaska

The PYOA Contest 3rd Place Story By Michael Gerhardt These are the quiet airborne moments, when we look at the endless wonder below and around us. We marvel “…enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all…
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Wings of Friendship

The PYOA Contest 4th Place Story By Tucker Axum “You just won the lottery,” my boss said inside our subterranean bunker. “A free trip to Kenya courtesy of Uncle Sam.” By free trip, he meant a dangerous counter-terrorism assignment…
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A Circum-navigational Flight Around the United States

The PYOA Contest 5th Place Story By Erica Zangwill After passing my instrument written exam, I figured if we were going to spend the money on an instrument rating, why not make it a bit more exciting than just flying approaches in the local…
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PYOA Adventure Series – Meet Charlee

Our newest Flight Outfitters Navigator Charlee was born into a family of aviators. In fact, Charlee and our founder Mark Glassmeyer are cousins, and were each inspired by their grandfather's WWII experiences in the South Pacific. Charlee…
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PYOA ADVENTURE SERIES – FINDING SOLITUDE ON ISLE ROYALE

We’re headed for solitude in this month’s installment of the Pilot Your Own Adventure Blog series. There’s no driving to this destination, in fact there are only two ways to visit - by air or by boat. Book a seaplane flight or take a ride…
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BEHIND THE SCENES – PILOT YOUR OWN ADVENTURE CONTEST TRIAL RUN

Practice makes perfect, as they say, so in order to perfect our Oshkosh campground setup for our Pilot Your Own Adventure Contest, we made a trial run. This year, a lucky winner will be provided the use of our unique teardrop camper on a premier…
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PYOA ADVENTURE SERIES: TACKLING ANGELS LANDING

In this month’s installment of the Pilot Your Own Adventure blog series we take a trip to Zion National Park in the southwestern corner of Utah for one of the most exhilarating, tightrope walking, don’t look down (or maybe do) hikes in the…
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BEHIND THE SCENES OF OUR SEAPLANE DUFFEL PHOTO SHOOT

Docking a seaplane in the Ohio River with 25 knot winds isn’t an easy task. But the Flight Outfitters crew was on a mission to get some shots of our new Seaplane Duffels. Thankfully these rugged bags were made for trips like this. Wind and…
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PYOA ADVENTURE SERIES – YURT CAMPING IN BIG BEND

Big Bend is one of the largest, most remote, and as an added bonus one of the least-visited national parks in the contiguous United States. While it lacks five star restaurants and hotels in its surrounding areas, it more than makes up for it in natural splendor.
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PYOA ADVENTURE SERIES – CANADA’S BERG LAKE: HELIDROP INTO AN ADVENTURE

While sleeping in the wild alongside grizzly bears may appeal to some, to me there had to be a  more appealing option. The target was the phenomenal Berg Lake in Canada’s remote Mount Robson Provincial Park.

ANGLE OF ATTACK VISITS FLIGHT OUTFITTERS

Chris Palmer, Flight Outfitters Navigator and Founder of Angle of Attack, visited the Flight Outfitters headquarters in fall 2019. This is the first in a five-part video series detailing his trip and all the cool aviation things we got up…
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MY AVIATION STORY – SYLVIE BOUFFARD

            Getting into aviation is never an easy process, but as a nineteen-year-old girl who definitely looks fifteen, I always had to go the extra mile to prove myself. Here is the story of how I finally got to my commercial…
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MEET DEON MITTON – PILOT, PHOTOGRAPHER, PROFESSIONAL WEEKENDER

Once I became a pilot After I earned degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, I spent many years working and saving to obtain my Private Pilot license in 1993. The fascination with aviation and photography came…
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FLY-IN FISHING WITH A GOLDEN RETRIEVER

Check out Flight Outfitters Navigator Andrew's latest trip with his dog Maverick as they go on a fly-in fishing adventure at the Setting North Outpost Camp in Northern Ontario. Plenty of Pike and Lake Trout in this deep, no…
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FALL FLOATPLANE CAMPING IN ONTARIO

There’s something special about fall camping that I can’t quite explain. There’s about a two-week window where the Canadian wilderness just lights up, and the sheer beauty of it is breathtaking. The destination of this…
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PYOA ADVENTURE SERIES – FLYING THE ALASKAN BUSH

Long before television channels were full of Alaska-this and Alaska-that reality TV shows, my grandparents took a trip there with the Cincinnati Zoo. When they returned, there was the usual childhood excitement of “what gift did…
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ALL NEW FLIGHT OUTFITTERS SHIRTS AND HATS READY FOR SUMMER FLYING ADVENTURES

Summer flying adventures demand comfortable wear and Flight Outfitters’ super-soft poly blend T-shirt matched with a Flight Outfitters pilot hat provide the go-to style for summer flying fun. The Sunset T-shirt was recently redesigned and…
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PILOT YOUR OWN ADVENTURE: DESTINATION VALDEZ

Flight Outfitters, creators of rugged, feature-rich gear for pilots, has launched a new video series to complement the company tagline: Pilot Your Own Adventure. The first video in the series captures the adventure of flying in and…
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PILOT YOUR OWN ADVENTURE: DESTINATION SELDOVIA

Flight Outfitters, creators of rugged, feature-rich gear for pilots, has released its second video in a series that complements the company tagline: Pilot Your Own Adventure. The second video in the series takes the viewer to Seldovia, Alaska,…
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FLIGHT OUTFITTERS LIFT XL AND LIFT XL PRO: BEST SELLING FLIGHT BAGS NOW IN A LARGER SIZE

Flight Outfitters has a reputation for making some of the hardest working, best looking flight bags in the world. The new Lift XL is a larger version of the top-rated Lift Bag, adding more room for storage (including two headsets) and more…
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PLANETALK: FLIGHT OUTFITTERS AT AIRVENTURE

Phil Lightstone of PlaneTalk stopped by our booth at Oshkosh this year to interview Mark, our president and founder. Take a listen here, and be sure to check out all of PlaneTalk's podcasts! The Flight Outfitters booth at EAA Airventure ABOUT…
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THE BUSH PILOT JACKET FROM FLIGHT OUTFITTERS: THE BOMBER JACKET FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

This new jacket is essential equipment for your next adventure, whether you’re flying seaplanes in Alaska or splitting wood in your back yard. Its rugged exterior blocks out wind and rain, and can stand up to almost any abuse.…
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