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    Going North!

    Your dream trip from the Lower 48 starts at the 49th parallel-- Learn what's special about flying to points north through Canada. Read More
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Destinations

Backcountry destinations

Learn about backcountry airports and off-airport operations from around the world.

Aircraft

Backcountry aircraft

Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.

Pilots

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
mtv Today, 15:56pm View the latest post the RAF Seeks Congressional Airstrip Funding
I agree that the RAF is doing a lot of good. My question, however, is this: Why would you address the House Interior Appropriations Committee about funding for the US Forest Service?...
Products, Gear, and Technology
NoCOpilot Today, 15:55pm View the latest post Desser 27/10-8 Tundra Tire
How soft is the rubber compound, compared to say an Airstreak?
Not sure exactly, but I've got a durometer tester around here somewhere. I'll try to get a comparison between the Dessers...
Marketplace
A1Skinner Today, 14:39pm View the latest post WTB: C-170B
No problem Tony. My citabria went to a guy in Columbus last year and it was fairly straight forward. Definitely simpler for planes to go south vs coming north into Canada.
David
Modifications
A1Skinner Today, 14:37pm View the latest post 150 parts...
I bought a FWF battery box and it came with the odyssey STC. Mine is the Altee dodge. But you can get them from burls as well I think. I'm not sure what you guys can all get away with...
Products, Gear, and Technology
A1Skinner Today, 14:32pm View the latest post Panel - Ultimate in Light Weight
OK, good to know whee.
As for me, a hangar is not super close to the top if the list. Being able to park my plane on my front lawn is way farther up. I will build a hanger eventually,...
A1Skinner Today, 13:49pm View the latest post Stratus ADS-B Out
What's wrong with just GPS signal for your 406 ELT from a handheld? It's still very accurate...
Community
Felix Today, 13:25pm View the latest post Denver-Area Hangar Availability?
Cary -
Thanks for the tip on Reed International. I've hesitated looking that far away, but would certainly enjoy participating in a fly-in. 11V has come up a couple of times now....

A Thousand Words

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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.