• Destinations

    Going North!

    Your dream trip from the Lower 48 starts at the 49th parallel-- Learn what's special about flying to points north through Canada. 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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Latest forum activity

Regional/Area Information
TangoFox 12 minutes ago View the latest post 2015.06.02.KONP.PAKT.CHECKLIST.VerC
So I missed something.
Are you ferrying a plane for someone?
On 2 occasions I have encountered stronger than forecast head winds (40-45 when 15 was forecast) heading to Ketchikan.
Engines and Propellers
A1Skinner Today, 08:36am View the latest post seaplane prop for C180
Its for sure a strange thing these props. Flown behind several different ones. Ill catch a lot flack on this one but probably one of my favorites was a 3 blade fat paddle Hartzell....
Products, Gear, and Technology
OldCuby Today, 08:14am View the latest post Electric Tow Cart?
Thanks courierguy. I see a 1/3 hp 12v motor, hope that's enough with geared down transmission I have for my super cub. B
Trip Reports
contactflying Today, 07:36am View the latest post RanchPilot's STOL Roundup Trip Report
https://www.facebook.com/jim.wreyford/v ... 213934905/
Ranch Pilot's video, and especially the excellent still shots, in conjunction with Barnstormer's pylons have inspired me to again...
TOOLGUY134 Today, 07:29am View the latest post wtb: DC-3
There is one in Gimli MB CYGM
It few about 5 years ago
55wagon Today, 05:40am View the latest post Let the 185 mods begin (again)
I know with mine I can still squeeze in a 40ft hanger with couple inches a side.
Takes about 10 min by yourself in an unknown hanger walking from side to side every 2" you move...
Engines and Propellers
airfarmer Yesterday, 23:38pm View the latest post Field approval help on prop for Continental IO-360
I'm getting pretty excited getting a new prop is finally becoming a reality. Aero101 was a huge help sending me 337s that he had done. I found a c203 82 inch used prop for $3000 with...

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.