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    Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective

    Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.

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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
Brit Chris 41 minutes ago View the latest post Idaho flying holiday
]HI Folks, Chris Here.
Me and a friend are planning to come have a flying holiday is the USA, and are thinking of an Idaho backcountry fly.
At present we are thinking of flying 2 up...
175 magnum Today, 01:10am View the latest post Albatross on the Willamette... big news for Portland!
That plane was on its was to Buffalo Joes collection. Type N3N in the search box above and there are some pictures and info about the plane.
DVD and Book Reviews
Maverick Today, 00:35am View the latest post The Martian
Bahahaha, hold my beer and watch this shit.....
Thanks ranchpilot.
Around the Campfire
Maverick Today, 00:21am View the latest post What are your 10 Favorite Aviation/Space Movies
X2 for Island in the sky. Watched it a lot when I was a kid.
+it's john Wayne.
Airports and Airstrips
Glidergeek Today, 00:15am View the latest post Las Vegas
people come to vegas and piss away thousands of dollars in the casinos and other fun stuff. I guess $15 a night to park an airplane is out of the question
CamTom12 Yesterday, 21:07pm View the latest post Horton/Sportsman STOL Kit Questions
Good catch Cam! Nobody ever gets it, thanks
Kinda like a Cessna 196?
I had to search to figure out what that was!
Cary Yesterday, 20:06pm View the latest post Avionics upgrade time
I've been toying with the idea of a panel upgrade myself. I pulled the vacuum system & AH & DG gyros out of my last two airplanes (C170 & C150/150TD) for simplicity sake-...

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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.