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    Bound for the Backcountry II - Lord Flat

    Native Idahoan pilot and historian Richard Holm has released the follow-up to his highly praised Bound for the Backcountry; we've featured his chapter on the Lord Flat airstrip in NE Oregon. Read More
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Backcountry destinations

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Backcountry aircraft

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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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Aircraft Types
EZFlap 1 minute ago View the latest post Straight tail 172 tail wheel.

It seems like loading to a more rearward CG might otherwise be just enough.
I'm fairly sure that better and more aggressive CG management will deliver good results. You might have...
Around the Campfire
hotrod180 43 minutes ago View the latest post Aircraft recovery
Poor Stinson.
Yeah, poor Stinson and poor 170.
Hopefully the owners had hull insurance or are well off enough to be able to fix / replace their planes.
That'd be a pretty sad way to...
Live to Tell
hotrod180 55 minutes ago View the latest post Breakfast or Near Death at 7500'
Groundlooper, what kind of aircraft & powerplant are you flying?
Around the Campfire
Cannon Today, 09:15am View the latest post Inreach versus spot??which one is better and why
I've had an InReach for a couple of years now. Works really well.
Initially, I had a beef with it as it seems to require a very good view of the sky. If I drive around with it in...
The Sporting Life
contactflying Today, 09:10am View the latest post Last time you used a wet compass, pen & paper?
The lack of topographical cues, in flat country like the midwest, and the abundance of similar looking rivers causes too much reliance on man made features. With man made features,...
Engines and Propellers
TangoFox Today, 09:09am View the latest post IO470 Engine Build
Quit being lazy, post more
Okay Okay!!!! Take it easy!!!
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
gbflyer Today, 09:00am View the latest post Uh Oh! The devil made me do it....New airplane
Hard to beat a Cherokee Six for a family wagon airport to airport. Fairly hard on fuel but man will they pack a load and comfortable. Bulletproof construction and good engine too....
Float flying
TurboStinson Today, 08:47am View the latest post Super Stinson - 108-3 upgross possible?
Do you have 2425's for you plane now?

A Thousand Words

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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

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