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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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Around the Campfire
GroundLooper 10 minutes ago View the latest post Loss of a Dear BCP Family Member - Noreen Macbean
I'm so sorry. A big empty hole where she once was will be there that can't be filled. In time I hope you can find a way around it and find solace.
Aviation Regulation and Law
Kevin 34 minutes ago View the latest post Sleep Apnea Screening Guidance for AMEs
"For instance, the doctor enters the exam room to find the patient sleeping, or suffering periods of prolonged apnea. In these cases, the pilot should be deferred."
If the...
Maintenance and Parts Support
scottf 45 minutes ago View the latest post Looking for A&P near Nampa Idaho
I'd recommend Jim Shore, A&P/IA @ Shore & Shore Aviation. http://www.shorenshoreaviation.com/, again at KEUL which is a 5 minute flight away. He's been around a...
Around the Campfire
175 magnum Today, 18:52pm View the latest post Hasting Field on North Pender Island
We will keep everybody updated on Hastings field, hopefully with nothing but good news.
That is Point Roberts at 11:34. We fly directly over it on the way to Hastings from Boundary...
Products, Gear, and Technology
motosix Today, 18:39pm View the latest post Panel - Ultimate in Light Weight
Sorry, my bad.
I forgot where I was for a minute.
tonyflhx Today, 18:34pm View the latest post WTB: C-170B
I'm looking for a C-170B located in the upper midwest. I'm located in South Central MN. I would prefer a 55' model with 180hp. That said, I would consider other model years and with...
Alaskabound Today, 16:34pm View the latest post FS: 1954 PA-18 150

Now the question is, what are you replacing her with?
I've still got the 180 so I'm going to give owning just one airplane a try for a little while. I will definitely miss the cub...

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.