• Live to Tell


    Relive a harrowing tale of crashing an Aviat Husky in southern Montana after a balked off-airport landing.

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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
aktahoe1 4 minutes ago View the latest post Who is going to Oshkosh?
Wednesday is New Holstein.
STOL demos are Monday and Tuesday mid afternoon same goes for Thurs/Fri.
How about Tuesday early eve? Somewhere close to vintage?
Products, Gear, and Technology
8GCBC 7 minutes ago View the latest post Android/Garmin Pilot
My Andoid/Garmin Pilot combination is at home in Hawaii. Apple has generally better hardware/OS but, costs more. Just my opinion.
Right now...
I run Garmin Pilot and ForeFlight on...
Around the Campfire
Zzz 19 minutes ago View the latest post British Columbia Pilots Association
Good looking site, magnum. Would be great to utilize shortfield.com for any strip location/info so the data is consolidated.
Products, Gear, and Technology
TomD Today, 14:55pm View the latest post Apple iOS 8.3 update is resolved with the iOS 8.4
Got this from AOPA
http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All- ... _sect=gear
It was nice that Garmin did a software update instead of waiting for Apple to get off the pot.
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motoadve Today, 14:18pm View the latest post Rutted , narrow ,short jungle strip !
Ruts are getting too deep at this strip.
Any tips on how to fix it?
They put gravel but with rain and use it just goes away.(Even it doesn get hardly any use)
Place is remote , no acces...
Trip Reports
DrifterDriver Today, 14:16pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Just a bit of a follow up to that last post guys, i told that story to another group im involved with, the drifter aircraft appreciation society (yep, hows that for a plane nerd group!)
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Crzyivan13 Today, 14:16pm View the latest post Helmets?
I was thinking about one of these:

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Featured photographer

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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