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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Dan Bailey

    Adventure photographer Dan Bailey of Anchorage, Alaska is our fourth quarter featured photographer. Get to know the Colorado native and Cessna 120 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography in the North.

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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
PAMR MX 26 minutes ago View the latest post Project. Straight tail 182. Pponk
My elevator trim pretty well froze up as soon as the cold weather got here. I had some repairs to the tail I wanted to do so took all that stuff apart and will be going through it over...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
Pinecone Yesterday, 22:19pm View the latest post Cessna Monarch Fuel Cap Screws?
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Buy some serrated APEX Bits. I found the link above, but there are many choices. I'm sure the knowledge exists in this group to...
Products, Gear, and Technology
lesuther Yesterday, 22:10pm View the latest post turn coordinator vs turn-and-bank
YMMV, i.e., you may find one or the other gives you some nuance information that I just don't see.
denalipilot Yesterday, 22:08pm View the latest post Best Folding Saw
I use the Sven. Brushed a strip this year, not a very good bone saw with such a corse blade but still cut a deer pelvis on the last trip.
You might like a Wyoming Saw then. Check out...
flyingzebra Yesterday, 21:46pm View the latest post FS: BAS belts for C180
The shoulder harnesses are separate with the metal tabs. I kind of like that because I can just use the lap belt to taxi or whatever. I do have the STC paperwork and will include that,...
Airports and Airstrips
Bdiazair Yesterday, 20:04pm View the latest post bdiazair's trip reports
wanted to confirm the ctaf for chicken strip is 122.9?
Around the Campfire
GravityKnight Yesterday, 20:02pm View the latest post Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving all!
Trip Reports
courierguy Yesterday, 18:46pm View the latest post FiftynineSC's poorly documented Idaho trip
Same here.... it's always nice to get a reminder from you guys "not from around here", on how Idaho is a pilots paradise, and I have the license plate to prove it!

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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.