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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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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Trip Reports
UH-60andC-180 17 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Flew to Bettles, met the new owners and enjoyed a really good burger!
Overall the trip was very smokey and very bumpy.
182 STOL driver Today, 05:58am View the latest post Las vegas members?
Ranch is AZ50 -about 45 miles southeast. We fly the Grand Canyon quite of fen.
Regional/Area Information
VanDy Today, 05:00am View the latest post KLOL to KMYV
Weather looks good this morning!
SkyLarkin Today, 00:11am View the latest post CO, ID, WY, MT, AK ???
Congratulations and welcome! Maybe we will bump into each other some day, Alaska is a small world.
SkyLarkin Today, 00:02am View the latest post Lite-n-up
Kind of funny, I have a C-120 project and I am installing an electrical system as it didn't come with one from the factory. On the 120 is was optional and standard on the 140. The weight...
Flying Humor
Denali Yesterday, 22:05pm View the latest post Santa's FAA Checkride
I hope this is not a repeat...ahem..
Santa Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits from the Federal
Aviation Administration, and the FAA examiner arrived last week
for the pre-Christmas...
Around the Campfire
northernguy Yesterday, 20:57pm View the latest post British Columbia Pilots Association
Just signed up. Looks like a good idea. Do I have to reveal all my secret airstrips ?
FARMAULE Yesterday, 20:19pm View the latest post Scrambled on this Yoke Decision
Thanks for the opinions guys. The only reason I can imagine leaving the copilot side in would be to teach family in friends to fly a little but if it's so easy to remove and replace...

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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.