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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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Trip Reports
mountainmatt 46 minutes ago View the latest post TR: Eagle City, UT
Great trip report and pictures! So glad you guys were able to get out there and enjoy the hike.
Lots to explore in that area, I can't wait to make it back.
Around the Campfire
Titus577 49 minutes ago View the latest post EAA Young Eagles Flights
I provided an EAA Young Eagle flight for six students from my aviation club at the school I teach at.
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Aviation Regulation and Law
Little John 49 minutes ago View the latest post TFR over Portland, OR 5/7/2015
x2 rob, maybe he would be more comfortable if we turned our guns into plows, don't get me started, or did i start myself?
Trip Reports
Prosaria Today, 11:04am View the latest post ELT near Port Alsworth
RCC report from the date of the incident:
MISSION OPENED IN RESPONSE TO A REPORTED 121.5 ELT TRANSMISSION IN THE VICINITY OF LAKE CLARK PASS. KENAI CIVIL AIR PATROL WAS TASKED AND RESPONDED...
Aviation Regulation and Law
hotrod180 Today, 09:40am View the latest post Islands in the stream...
Speaking of Desert Aire, be advised the airport is notam'd closed for the entire month of may for resurfacing.
Airports and Airstrips
hotrod180 Today, 09:37am View the latest post Cottonwood Island (Columbia River)
Does anyone who lives in that area know who actually owns Cottonwood? County websites often have parcel maps which show ownership, but it takes a little computering to find the info.
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Today, 09:09am View the latest post 2015.04.21 Kona
Kauai bound on the 27th for some sun sand and surf!
Cool Kevin!!
We are getting a BIG South Swell right now!
Are you going to be in Honolulu at all? Let's take our sailboat out!...
Engines and Propellers
182 STOL driver Today, 08:43am View the latest post 1973 182P prop replacement
If present prop is 2 Blade stay with that. If you want a 3 blade overhaul engine before 3 blade - if not overhaul you'll get insane amounts of vibration . On crankshaft there are "harmonic...
CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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.