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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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M6RV6 48 minutes ago View the latest post Hi from CO
Glad to meet you, Does not matter what you choose, just get on with it and enjoy!!
If you are in the air ya can be havin a good time!!
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Mojave Flyer Today, 12:08pm View the latest post Retracting flaps on landing
.......Anyone ever ride a Indian made Enfield motorcycle? The foot brake and the shifter are on opposite sides to US bikes.....
Lots of bikes had shifters on the right side back in...
Mojave Flyer Today, 12:03pm View the latest post Positive input - less bravado.

Off topic: Hammer, is the "Location" in your profile from the movie rocketeer??
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
AKJurnee Today, 11:23am View the latest post Cessna 170 door latch help
Ditto to what fshaw did, I fixed my C-140 latch for under $2 bucks. Just like in that photo.
Around the Campfire
175 magnum Today, 10:44am View the latest post Drone solution
It seems the Dutch have a solution to there drone problem. We have so many eagles in the Fraser Valley that this might be a solution locally.
Trip Reports
UH-60andC-180 Today, 10:38am View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Look forward to the trip report Allen. I bet that was spectacular. Talkeetna is a fun place, isn't it?
Hammer, you're really capturing some terrific scenes lately.
Hoeschen Today, 10:26am View the latest post FS 1956 182 engine mount
Sold - Keep em Flying!
Products, Gear, and Technology
colopilot Today, 10:25am View the latest post PLB vs SPOT
As an InReach user I am sold on it and tell everyone else to get one over a SPOT beacon. It's reliable, easy to use, and the two way texting is fantastic for a number of reasons. It...

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BCP apparel and merchandise

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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.

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.