• Featured Bush Planes

    The Prototype

    It's been more than a year since the last update on the innovative prototype DoubleEnder. Ride along in the cockpit with designer Alec Wild as we're treated to a demo ride in this forward-thinking twin-engine bush plane.

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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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Around the Campfire
SClow303 42 minutes ago View the latest post New member and a new build.
Productive day in the shop today. Got all the fabric stripped away and I am very pleased with the condition of the tubing underneath. I started to remove the old floor also. So far...
Trip Reports
7acdriver Today, 17:17pm View the latest post Fry Canyon, UT74
Keep heading north to Huntington (69V). The Utah Backcountry Pilots fly in is this weekend there. http://www.utahbackcountrypilots.org/de ... newsid=140
Float flying
gear Today, 17:04pm View the latest post new to group
Hello all, I'm new to the group as well. A Float pilot also. Some interesting topics and conversations on this site.
Welcome Canuck. I see you fly out of lac du Bonnie - I fly out...
Aircraft Types
Magnet Today, 16:55pm View the latest post (EBO) Experimental Bush Options
I actually think the Zenith looks better as a tail dragger.
Products, Gear, and Technology
kg Today, 15:58pm View the latest post Knives
Perfect timing.. last weekend my 10 year old grandson saw me with my knife (Buck 55) and asked if he could whittle. Sure, I said.. I'll show you how. Didn't take long...... Next week...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
rcwflyer Today, 15:39pm View the latest post PPonk Engine Rebuild
Awesome build thread! Thanks for the updates.
Aircraft Types
shortfielder Today, 15:33pm View the latest post Spezio tu holers/ lyc O-290G4????
I like em all. I'd like an experimental super cub, a Pponked early 180, a hot rod RV8. My thought on the spezio was that I might have some cheap fun while waiting for the 180. I'm...
182 STOL driver Today, 15:04pm View the latest post Pre-Purchase inspection
Pre -Purchase Inspection is like a Insurance Policy that what your about to buy is as represented , and no hidden damage.Fresh paint and lots of engine /prop work may be a tip off of...

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CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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.