• Featured Bush Planes

    The Prototype

    It's been more than a year since the last update on the innovative prototype DoubleEnder. Ride along in the cockpit with designer Alec Wild as we're treated to a demo ride in this forward-thinking twin-engine bush plane.

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Backcountry destinations

Learn about backcountry airports and off-airport operations from around the world.


Backcountry aircraft

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


Backcountry piloting

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

Safety & Survival

Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Zzz 32 minutes ago View the latest post PPonk Engine Rebuild
Great thread, Sean and Brian.
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
glacier 37 minutes ago View the latest post Non-TSO'd Instruments
The FAA has a policy statement on installation of portable electronic devices, explicitly detailing hard mounting and connection to electrical systems. How far does this policy statement...
Squash Today, 22:31pm View the latest post FS: Black Mac. Used Value help?
Looking for a little input on what my prop might be worth on the used market.
It is a 3-blade 88" McCauley D3A34C401-C. H90DFA-2.
400 hours since new in 2007. A few very minor...
Aircraft Types
Zzz Today, 22:28pm View the latest post Featured Bush Plane Article: Double Ender
I intentionally avoided being too detail oriented for this piece, opting instead to try to just put you guys in the cockpit and share my experience going for a ride. I didn't have the...
Products, Gear, and Technology
kneel Today, 21:49pm View the latest post Bifold hangar door seal?
Check this place out. http://www.repurposedmaterialsinc.com/rubber/
Or go find a gravel pit, potato farm, etc and they will most likely give it you.
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Today, 21:10pm View the latest post Kona 05-08 Oct. ("Oho" stomping Kona, WIND 40KTS)
Parking lot is always a good place to do maintenance on the boat...
A little...
Aircraft Types
182 STOL driver Today, 20:59pm View the latest post 1956 182 bush options
Get Cleveland Double puck brakes
Bill, who holds the STC for the dbl pucks on the 182? Was it ABW? Do you run the 030-05213 caliper (that comes with the 199-62 kit?)
OregonMaule Today, 20:22pm View the latest post The Useful Load Challenge
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A Thousand Words

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What is a picture worth? View this full frame slideshow of some of the most stunning backcountry flying photos from our community.

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

Check out this and many more recommended books in the Bush Flying Library, as well as instructional and survival titles.