• Tales from Yesteryear

    True Maine bush flying stories

    Pilot and author Jake Morrel has released Hardscrabble Lodge: True Maine Bush Flying Stories, a vivacious and colorful tale of his pursuit of a life in the wilderness of northwest Maine.

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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.

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Backcountry Pilot 3.0 bugs and how-to
Ryan M Smith 17 minutes ago View the latest post Missing Posts
Hi all,
I'm more of a lurker here, but I've made two posts, and both seem to have been deleted. The most recent one was last night were I queried the market value of early model 180...
Around the Campfire
qmdv 48 minutes ago View the latest post Just took my third class med exam--What is nextt
What if I am being treated for high blood pressure and my doc says "well, I do not think you should be flying". Just arbitrary.
soaringhiggy Today, 17:31pm View the latest post FS: Some Lycoming accessories
wow zane, you left that way to open.
Most of us would get slapped with a hr action with playing with that at work.
Around the Campfire
albravo Today, 15:18pm View the latest post Anchorage in town Moose
Dang, that is a fine specimen.
They really know how to grow 'em in Alaska and the Yukon.
Video Gallery
wannabe Today, 13:46pm View the latest post Jughead and motoadve Bridge gravel bar.
Looked like a good example of a stabilized approach.
Different strips - different approaches.
Chris C
Flying Humor
wannabe Today, 13:38pm View the latest post Captain Sully's Approach Plate- Hudson Arrival
Thanks for an excellent start to my day.
EZFlap Today, 12:49pm View the latest post Cowl flaps for a C172E
Make a strip that rests onto the existing small lip on the rear of the lower cowl. The strip should be about 2 or 3 inches "wide". You can put it on temporarily with a series...
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
A1Skinner Today, 12:31pm View the latest post Cessna Fuel Bladders?
My LH bladder just started leaking a bit too. Hartwig has a office in Canada, but no stock, everything still has to be ordered from the US playing the daily exchange rate game. They...


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A Thousand Words

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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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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.