• Pilot Spotlights

    Photo pilot: Six questions with Dan Bailey

    Adventure photographer Dan Bailey of Anchorage, Alaska is our fourth quarter featured photographer. Get to know the Colorado native and Cessna 120 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography in the North.

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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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
Timberwolf 5 minutes ago View the latest post NAVWORX- Frustrated
I ordered my Navworx ADSB system July 15 of this year. I was informed and knew prior to ordering it would be 3-4 weeks before it arrived, up to 8 weeks possible. No worries as I was...
Around the Campfire
Grassstrippilot 8 minutes ago View the latest post Thanksgiving
Thankfulness has been on my mind a lot recently, and not just because of the approaching holiday. I'm sometimes overwhelmed at the thought of how good we have it and how much we have...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Brian-StevesAircraft 42 minutes ago View the latest post PPonk Engine Rebuild
Sean is absent today... So, here is what I accomplished..
Make sure all the inner cylinder...
Video Gallery
Icepick Today, 18:01pm View the latest post Just Another Sunday
Flyin' Dog, Smilin' Girl, some Air to Air with a Rans S6...Just Another Sunday!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loTwyklXVXE loTwyklXVXE
Engines and Propellers
hotrod180 Today, 17:51pm View the latest post New Prop for C180
The McCauley prop operators manual has a nifty de-soccer for the model numbers, but although I can scan it I can't seem to post it here. It's a pdf, I can't seem to scan it as a jpeg....
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Prosaria Today, 17:51pm View the latest post Black Friday / Cyber Monday aviation gps deals?
Staples has $150 off iPad Airs, Best Buy has iTunes gift cards for 20% off to buy or renew your subscriptions, Aircraft Spruce has a discount code THANKS15 that might save you some...
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Icepick Today, 17:41pm View the latest post Watermelon Pickin'
The subject says it all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFEZyyM59Gs kFEZyyM59Gs
Icepick Today, 17:36pm View the latest post Alligator Encounter, HaHa! Wait for it!
Flying from Airglades to Sundance Farms along the Caloosahatchee River, taking a dip in my pond, an encounter with an alligator, and back.

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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.