• Featured Bush Planes

    The Prototype

    It's been more than a year since the last update on the innovative prototype DoubleEnder. Ride along in the cockpit with designer Alec Wild as we're treated to a demo ride in this forward-thinking twin-engine bush plane.

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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.

Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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Around the Campfire
EZFlap 57 minutes ago View the latest post Backcountry wheelpants?
Wow, those animations were great, thank you for posting the link. THIS provides an easy to understand visual explanation of why round struts and round flying wires have so much more...
8GCBC Yesterday, 22:29pm View the latest post Happy Canadian Thanksgiving
God Bless Canada! The folks are great! Happy Thanksgiving, eh?
Special thanks too...
* Nanaimo Flying Club
* Campbell River ATC
* Port Hardey airports manager
* Bella Bella fuel...
Trip Reports
Oregon180 Yesterday, 22:11pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Sweet video! Looks like he's a natural pilot.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
gptc Yesterday, 21:48pm View the latest post PPonk Engine Rebuild
I am heading out to Chicago on the redeye so I dropped off some parts to keep Brian going on the rebuild.
2 rolls of baffle seal
6 cans of paint
Case of oil
2 oil filters
1 quick drain
jomac Yesterday, 21:44pm View the latest post My BCSC - Version 2 (SQ) updated 8/26
cool...which motor kev....
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jomac Yesterday, 21:38pm View the latest post Factory Tour: Backcountry Super Cub, Revision 2
wow...super cool kit for sure...not sure how that will stack up against the tricked out 180 tho....!!??
rcwflyer Yesterday, 21:24pm View the latest post Playing with One's Johnson...
This is nuts. Can someone please insert that clip of the dead horse being beaten.
I'ts been dead so long it's stinking up several threads now.
Can't we talk about something more important...
Around the Campfire
Nosedragger Yesterday, 20:11pm View the latest post Any Drone Pilots on here?
Nosedragger: There is a licensed (certified?) drone operator in Blackfoot who actually makes a living doing commercial video work with his drone. He is also a light aircraft/LSA pilot...

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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.

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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.