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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.

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Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Around the Campfire
mountainwagon 54 minutes ago View the latest post PBY on sandbar.
I have MES time logged in my book and a few other things from that same PBY. I am sure most of you in the Northwest have seen it around. Old Tanker 85 out of Deer Park WA. Last few...
Cary Today, 16:42pm View the latest post Scrambled on this Yoke Decision
Hey Guys just wanted to get your opinions. I haven't been in the Maule in about 2 years but am looking to hit it hard when I get home. My only issue has been my long legs. I've already...
Regional/Area Information
robw56 Today, 16:32pm View the latest post KLOL to KMYV
Hey I'm sitting at KSMF also!
Products, Gear, and Technology
Cary Today, 16:23pm View the latest post Apple iOS 8.3 update is resolved with the iOS 8.4
Got this from AOPA
http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All- ... _sect=gear
It was nice that Garmin did a software update instead of waiting for Apple to get off the pot.
I suspect...
Around the Campfire
Cary Today, 16:21pm View the latest post Who is going to Oshkosh?
Wednesday is New Holstein.
STOL demos are Monday and Tuesday mid afternoon same goes for Thurs/Fri.
How about Tuesday early eve? Somewhere close to vintage?
I have an annual beer,...
Products, Gear, and Technology
8GCBC Today, 16:10pm View the latest post Android/Garmin Pilot
My Andoid/Garmin Pilot combination is at home in Hawaii. Apple has generally better hardware/OS but, costs more. Just my opinion.
Right now...
I run Garmin Pilot and ForeFlight on...
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Zzz Today, 15:57pm View the latest post British Columbia Pilots Association
Good looking site, magnum. Would be great to utilize shortfield.com for any strip location/info so the data is consolidated.

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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

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