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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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Mojave Flyer 33 minutes ago View the latest post FS: Stinson 108-3
beautiful plane. got my eye on this one.
what is the TBO and rough estimate for what an overhaul would cost for the Franklin?
is availability for parts and service an issue?
Airports and Airstrips
AKclimber 38 minutes ago View the latest post Erosion Strips
Note that the below application is for roads.
0.438" thick conveyor belting is too rigid for runway application.
Use 0.14" or so for more flexibility.
Straight from the Forest...
Trip Reports
contactflying Today, 12:27pm View the latest post Alaska to Alabama in 2015
I hope this reaches you after you have left with the temporary certificate.
In the seventies, after Regan fired the controllers, I was the successful bidder on a fire watch in Utah....
Video Gallery
contactflying Today, 12:08pm View the latest post Rutted , narrow ,short jungle strip !
When my dad hooked up with Press and his dad Perry Maxwell in 1947, they were building golf courses with six mule teams and slips. If you have never used a slip, you know nothing about...
Around the Campfire
CamTom12 Today, 11:41am View the latest post To Self Insure or Buy It
My insurance is 1300 annually for a 40k hull value and almost no TW time. Should go down as I build TW time on this trip.
I couldn't imagine facing the loss of that much money without...
Trip Reports
BRD Today, 11:28am View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Way to go Tim! Thank you for doing that. It is a turning point.
Around the Campfire
JS170B Today, 11:13am View the latest post Who is going to Oshkosh?
I will be somewhere in Vintage as well, hopefully I get a good spot. Probably arriving on Sunday afternoon, then over to New Holstein Wednesday.
FYI, fuel is down to $4.32 at KEFT...
Trip Reports
Zzz Today, 10:56am View the latest post Mt. Bona - I think I need a GoPro
Yes, I think you do need some sort of a camera solutions that isn't a handheld smartphone
Sounds like you guys had a great time out there. Any photos of Wolverine?

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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.