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    The Wrangell Mountain Skyboys

    In a time before radio navigation, detailed charts, and reliable engines, the frontiersman of the sky helped blaze the way for aviation and exploration in Alaska. 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

mghallen 3 minutes ago View the latest post FS: Garmin 396
I am interested.
Regional/Area Information
NVflyer 11 minutes ago View the latest post Flying to Baja
Just a couple recommendations.....
I would avoid the same time frame/weekend that Baja Bush Pilots does their Whale Trip..... Feb. 25 - 28 this year. They have a tendency...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
Bagarre 27 minutes ago View the latest post Cessna 170 door latch help
You can install the later 172 rotary latch system.
All the parts are stock Cessna and it only requires enlarging the latch opening in the rear door panel.
There is a no longer supported...
The Sporting Life
N419A 37 minutes ago View the latest post Favorite lever action rifle
I have the marlin 1895 gs in 45-70, good gun knocks the moose right over. The 1894ss .44 is next on my list. Been looking for a used one but they seam to really hold there value especially...
Trip Reports
Hammer 50 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Just some more air-scouting... since my last repair jobs I got in a whopping 2 hours of flight before yet another mechanical issue grounded the plane (broken door latch)!
Flying Humor
175 magnum Today, 09:22am View the latest post ONE BALL!!
Love it
Sent it along to many friends that only play ball as mentioned. Lots of email activity this morning.(haha)
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Hammer Today, 09:06am View the latest post Retracting flaps on landing
Flaps again?
Soo… if a guy who constantly dumps the flaps with his right hand on the switch or johnson bar is at risk of dumping the gear when he gets in a different airplane…
hotrod180 Today, 09:05am View the latest post Tax Man a Cometh (Aircraft Sales)
I'm not saying I agree with that, but I can see why.
In my county, skating on the tax for even a fairly low-end airplane at $30K means $2700 in lost revenue.
Better to just fess up...

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A Thousand Words

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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.