• Featured Trip Reports

    Flirting with mountains

    Pilot and author Garrett Fisher touches upon his flirtations with mountain flying, a voyeur of the massive 14,000+ peaks of the Rockies that he now calls home after a journey west in his 100hp Piper PA-11. Read More
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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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Around the Campfire
soyAnarchisto 3 minutes ago View the latest post Patrol Guy
John TheUncle Graham
He posts on facebook quite often. What is his facebook name
Engines and Propellers
slowhawk 4 minutes ago View the latest post interesting feature of the TCM IO-240 engine
Not an expert by any means, but that's my understanding. Just never saw that problem before and after experiencing it can't understand why it hasn't been addressed.
So, what did you...
Around the Campfire
markkal123 43 minutes ago View the latest post Dumb camping question.
I use a drybag and hang it from a tree away from my camp.
hahahaa! watch this
Regional/Area Information
8GCBC Today, 19:47pm View the latest post Funnel clouds, be afraid (very afraid)
Funnel cloud, Kona:
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Around the Campfire
courierguy Today, 19:20pm View the latest post I purchased an SQ2 / BackcountryCub...updated 5/21
Great vid. I really liked the cut down propeller /crankshaft flange at 5:19. It's that kind of fanatical attention to detail that adds up (poor choice of words, and watch out Rotax...
Video Gallery
Scolopax Today, 18:03pm View the latest post Pacific Northwest Adventuring
Great video, I especially liked the run into Skookumchuck and back out. Robin and 175 Magnum dropped a few more trees there, but I wouldn't mind burning another tank of gas in the...
Float flying
8GCBC Today, 16:39pm View the latest post Rivers, ramps and new homes, oh my!
Docks (floating/fixed) are good for loading gear inside not berthing a seaplane. Get a long ramp with good tie downs.
You are living large! Very cool area and ideas.
Airports and Airstrips
courierguy Today, 16:29pm View the latest post NEW FLYING FIELD, FOR ROOFTOPS
I'd land on that ramp WAY before I'd get in that rubber band thing!

A Thousand Words

View more images like this in our A Thousand Words slideshow.

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.