• 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.

Airframes Alaska - Gear for winter flying and more

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Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
pilotryan Yesterday, 22:34pm View the latest post The Light at The End of the Tunnel - My 185 Project
Woke up and checked the weather forecast. Mr. Weather man said it would be clear all day. Keep that in mind for latter.
I'm pissing myself. Not about the weather...about...
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Should you actually decide to crop dust as a second career, you have an advantage. You don't have a license. You could bring your instructor to 2H2 (Aurora,...
Products, Gear, and Technology
CFOT Yesterday, 21:29pm View the latest post $125 tie down lines, and Hammer's photo dump
Who needs a gym? Sounds like one of my early season snowmobiling expeditions...damn, I better get in shape!
Products, Gear, and Technology
mtv Yesterday, 20:40pm View the latest post E.I. CGR 30 Rebate PSA
The "Basic" package will replace up to 4 "primary" instruments, and up to 5 "non-primary" instruments.
I'm pretty sure this isn't the case as the ability...
Helicopter and rotorcraft flying
jmd4j Yesterday, 19:03pm View the latest post Here's some pictures to start off the new section
Awesome, AWESOME pics!! Finally, I see what causes my building to rumble on a daily basis!
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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
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Good explanation CFOT. The power off spot landing is good practice for engine failure. It is much harder than any power /pitch approach including the apparent rate approach. Without...
Airframes Alaska - Grizzly Claw ski brake


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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.

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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.