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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.

Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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Around the Campfire
soyAnarchisto Yesterday, 23:47pm View the latest post Citizens for Quiet Skies vs Mile-Hi Skydiving
CQS has already successfully shut down the Boulder skydiving operation - forcing them to move to Glenwood Springs.
No way is Boulder less sensitive to noise than Longmont. But it's...
Engines and Propellers
Halestorm Yesterday, 23:20pm View the latest post 1973 182P prop replacement
You should be able to get a 2 blade MT for 12-13k, we did just a couple months ago. 2 blade is a better fit for an O470 anyways, 3 blades are for 260 and up mostly
Trip Reports
piperpainter Yesterday, 22:34pm View the latest post TR: Eagle City, UT
Awesome! Adam is getting so big! Soon enough you'll need a 150 for him
Accident Analysis
Cervelorod Yesterday, 22:27pm View the latest post Bent Metal @ Clear Creek International (Final Chapter)
What's the ATIS and tower frequency's when we come up to visit.
Only 85NM from W20, we'll be out shortly...
Aviation Regulation and Law
scottnt Yesterday, 21:39pm View the latest post TFR over Portland, OR 5/7/2015
Just a reminder in case anyone hasn't noticed:
A NOTAM (FDC 5/6524)...
Accident Analysis
soggyc Yesterday, 20:56pm View the latest post Crash at Upper Loon Creek, Challis, ID

Interesting. Since my 205 is my first experience with 200 series aircraft, I'd like to know more about the wing. I'd venture a guess that there were some design changes from the...
Aircraft Types
Quickdraw1 Yesterday, 20:41pm View the latest post Skyhoppers - recommendation?
Skyhoppers is great! My cousin just got his private in his own 180 and Andrew was the instructor. Andrew also checked my cousin out in the 1966 185. I would recomend Andrew/Skyhopper...
Aviation Regulation and Law
Cervelorod Yesterday, 20:24pm View the latest post Islands in the stream...
Mountain Doc,
I had never payed much attention, but the islands I saw when coming back from a long trip over the top of Hanford got me thinking.
I would like to land a few, but not...
CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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.