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    The Wrangell Mountain Skyboys

    In a time before radio navigation, detailed charts, and reliable engines, the frontiersman of the sky helped blaze the way for aviation and exploration in Alaska. 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.

Airframes Alaska - Gear for winter flying and more

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Flying Humor
Denali 4 minutes ago View the latest post Aviation Humor-Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
Valdez STOL Competition: Ugh…sorry there ol’ Chicken. You stepped on the center line. Automatic DQ. Then you stepped on the side barrier line on the edge at the other side of the...
Trip Reports
Crzyivan13 20 minutes ago View the latest post To Idaho: Trailer
Here is the opening sequence to the video that I am finally working on from my trip to Idaho. There are hours upon hours of video to run through. 8 days of video! Dammit. It has...
Around the Campfire
8GCBC 23 minutes ago View the latest post SHERP - No Aviation, But Damn Near As Cool
Awesome. Never seen anything like it!
"Amphibian'n it"
albravo 52 minutes ago View the latest post Webbing knots.
Something new every day:
Iv'e known it as a ring bend - sling knot - and swami belt knot from my rock climbing instructions days.
My Explorer Scout leader was an ex merchant marine....
Trip Reports
Zzz 54 minutes ago View the latest post SQ2'n around
I find these ^^^ types of videos way more interesting. That was fun, Phil!
Around the Campfire
8GCBC 59 minutes ago View the latest post Arctic Weather....erf
This may help you cheer up... (Available at iTUNES)
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Today, 13:05pm View the latest post Oahu to Molokai via surface vessel (music Rainbow)
My Wife and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary on Oahu in March. This is our first trip to Hawaii. We would love to see some whales. Is there any whale watching boat...
Accident Analysis
8GCBC Today, 13:01pm View the latest post Ditched Cessna 337, Hawaii, removal and analysis (Pictures)
I still don't bring up the flaps on landing if they are electric.........
I turn off my master switch on final below 200' AGL so I do not accidentally raise the electric flaps on landing....

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IO-550 conversions for Cessna 206 and 210 and Bonanza


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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.