• 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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The Sporting Life
A1Skinner 6 minutes ago View the latest post TR: Bangin' steel in the Idaho desert
Hey Zane, which windage app are you using?
Around the Campfire
Milford Sound Today, 21:38pm View the latest post Loss of a Dear BCP Family Member - Noreen Macbean
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Thank you for what you have done for backcountry aviation. I believe in all sincerity that you will see and be with her again. I am so...
182 STOL driver Today, 21:20pm View the latest post First plane for a new pilot
I need experienced advice and opinions. I work in the oilfield and drive approx 800+\- miles one way to work once a month . I am looking into getting my private pilot license, and I'm...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Paul Z Today, 20:50pm View the latest post Which Kitplane to buy?
5 years ago I purchased a Kitfox SS7 SLSA, if I were buying today I'd get a Just Aircraft Super STOL.
Engines and Propellers
180Marty Today, 20:22pm View the latest post MT 2 Blade VS. McCauley
I've had my MT since May 2010---it was brand new. It still looks like it did when I put it on. On the comment the the wood dried out---I'm curious about that since it is encapsulated...
Around the Campfire
romaja Today, 19:21pm View the latest post What's the Anti Skywagon club thing ?
the Anti Skywagon thing about ? Who started this ankle biting?
Some are disappointing in the Wagon website change, but it doesn't matter that much.
The format was better and more...
Flying Humor
C130jake Today, 16:55pm View the latest post Got a Favorite Quotation? - Aviation Related or Not
From my navigator brother in reference to one of our least capable pilots in our squadron:
"you can teach a bear to ride a bicycle but he won't win the Tour de France"
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
mmartin1872 Today, 16:41pm View the latest post Straight tail project

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.