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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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Products, Gear, and Technology
albravo 43 minutes ago View the latest post Panel - Ultimate in Light Weight
Funny, I just saw the ilevil a couple days ago and thought it looked pretty cool.
IIRC, it is for backup only, not primary avionics, is that correct?
Bonanza Man Today, 13:40pm View the latest post Delorme Inreach users, have a ?

Both statements are true. The default handshake is twenty minutes, but if you are sending tracking points every ten (or two or one) then it also checks for messages when it sends the...
Trip Reports
slowhawk Today, 12:52pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Did a little red rock flying before work this morning
https://www.backcountrypilot.org/images/photos/1197/4374/c6ebdb204bae2a8f9e2ca1d1.jpg
https://www.backcountrypilot.org/images/photos/1197/4374/72b36190a485fa3f7b834276.jpg
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Aircraft Types
Timberwolf Today, 12:18pm View the latest post Storch Moose and Africa mission
Swing on by the Murphy Forums. The website is a bit outdated but I think you will find a fair number of Murphy aircraft are out there operating as workhorses. Mostly in Canada but they...
Maintenance and Parts Support
Quickdraw1 Today, 12:09pm View the latest post piper muffler AD.. there for a reason i guess
Check out Leading Edge Exhaust if you ever have to replace the entire exhaust system.
http://www.wemakeyoufly.com/piper-aircraft-exhaust-systems/piper-pa-2022-150-160-180hp/
Products, Gear, and Technology
motosix Today, 12:00pm View the latest post Matco Tail Wheel
Thanks. Great stuff. Now to figure out editing software.
If you are on Mac, iMovie can kern like that and is free. (in fact, I used it for the demo clip above)
Dale Moul Today, 11:28am View the latest post Secondary radio options or recommendations?
I've had VAL COM-760's in my current plane and previous plane for 17 years total, never had any complaints about them other than the switches are a bit inconvenient. I did have to install...

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.