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    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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Products, Gear, and Technology
scottf 38 minutes ago View the latest post Secondary radio options or recommendations?
I installed a PS Engineering PAR-200 and love it. It includes a really good 4-place intercom and audio panel, but for the radio portion it uses a Trig TY91 transceiver. You could get...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
whee 59 minutes ago View the latest post Whee's Bearhawk Project...progress.
Another slow week. I've been dragging my feet on selecting wheels/brakes. We are waiting to get the wheels on so we can take the fuselage to my in-laws to fit the wings. I want to have...
Around the Campfire
courierguy Today, 07:11am View the latest post Maximum slope of hill to taxi?
"WHERE THERE IS A HILL, THERE IS A WAY" There, I said it.....That popped into my head the other day and I just had to spit out.
Over the last almost 40 years now of...
TurboStinson Today, 06:15am View the latest post FS: 108-3 Floatplane 250hp
But for the price I think it would be hard to beat wouldn't you say??
By the way I will take 15K with floats that is as low as I'm going...........
Around the Campfire
senior Today, 05:53am View the latest post Discovery Channel and the Gravel Bar Cowboys
I noticed what looked like a Cub with a round engine near the start of vid, anybody know anything bout that bird?
Kevin Today, 05:01am View the latest post I ARE NOW AN "A & P"
Congratulations on earning the A&P. I got mine in 1980. After being a newly minted A&P I went to the local 135 outfit in my town looking for work. The owner told me he didn't...
Aircraft Types
noodles Yesterday, 22:29pm View the latest post Storch Moose and Africa mission
Just get a Maule. There, that's out of the way.
What makes the Russian MP14 unsuitable?
Can the MP14 burn mogas?
Aviation Regulation and Law
OregonMaule Yesterday, 20:54pm View the latest post RAF to Collaborate with USFS and BLM
I am cautiously optimistic. The fed has a long history of telling us what we want to hear then shutting it down. Time will tell.

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.