• Featured Bush Planes

    A better than new Cessna 170

    Of all the classic airplanes we wish were still newly manufactured, the Cessna 170B would be near the top of the list. John Nielsen tells his story of how he rescued a nearly abandoned aircraft and made it better than new. Read More
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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.

IO-550 conversions for Cessna 206 and 210 and Bonanza

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DrifterDriver Yesterday, 23:25pm View the latest post The revolving door of BCP participation
you forgot the option "aussie bob joined and ruined all my fun"
Around the Campfire
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Awesome! Glad to hear you had a great day!
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
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John Wooden wrote, "Be quick, but don't be hurried." I never even got quick with computers. Zane put the signature box at the bottom of my posts for me. You will...
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still available!
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
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"Don't ask, don't tell".
If that's good enough for the US military, it's good enough for me.
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I couldn't properly post the URL on these last two, but click the link.
Airports and Airstrips
robw56 Yesterday, 20:31pm View the latest post 48 State Camping?
This thread is over two years old. So they actually allow fires at Columbia now? Last time I was out there camping we got yelled at for having a fire.
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I had a few customers build their own from a small shop vacuum. They worked great!

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A Thousand Words

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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 Dan Bailey

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer, Dan Bailey.

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.