Featured Bush Planes

Profiles of best-of-breed backcountry aircraft

The Piper PA-18 has long been the standard for light STOL performance, but the new age of lightweight 180hp Cubs like the CubCrafters Carbon Cub are escalating performance expectations. Patrick Romano wanted to find out how much performance could be squeezed out of a stock 150hp Super Cub without dropping…
By Zane Jacobson / 09 June 2013

Bearhawk 250

Many pilots, especially those looking for a capable Experimental Amateur-built 4-seat taildragger worthy of flying the backcountry, turn to the Bearhawk design. BCP member Mike Creek has built and flies a beautiful example.
By Zane Jacobson / 05 February 2013

Cessna 180 Skywagon

With a new super-sized engine, a composite prop, bushwheels, and a wing cuff kit, Kevin Quinn takes his Skywagon into places that most Super Cubs would think twice about-- usually above 7,000 MSL. View the host of modifications that make this plane a standout.

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