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    The Wrangell Mountain Skyboys

    In a time before radio navigation, detailed charts, and reliable engines, the frontiersman of the sky helped blaze the way for aviation and exploration in Alaska. 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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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BTV 1 minute ago View the latest post Another Wagon Driver... Slippery Slope Vid
Great video Greg! Thanks
I still can't believe I finally have my wagon. It was such a fun trip and the video makes it even better. I'll never forget it.
Did you sell the Rans S7?
Trip Reports
flynengr 18 minutes ago View the latest post Bart's Flight Log
Great Pics Aaron! We need to do some flying again sometime.
That would be great...although I just moved back to King City, decided to go back to my old Ag job. We have another month...
Around the Campfire
Halestorm 39 minutes ago View the latest post Photo thread: Ramp Mummies
That plane used to sit at the Birchwood Airport back in 2014 when I lived up there!
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
M6RV6 Today, 17:05pm View the latest post 46 Tcrate fun!!
Shows some dam good skills!!
Regional/Area Information
Glidergeek Today, 16:04pm View the latest post Flying to Baja
We will be filing our eAPIS's for both the US and Mexico through the Baja Bush Pilots web site so I think we are good there. They state that has to be done at least on hour prior to...
Trip Reports
ExperimentalAviator Today, 15:36pm View the latest post Family Day At The Bar IMR
Nice!!! What is the white high wing plane that looks to have four blades but not 90 degrees apart?
It looks like a bearhawk that had the prop turning when the photo was taken. Errr......
Ski Flying
HawkRT Today, 13:09pm View the latest post Which Ski? - Bearhawk
Thanks for the info guys!
A used pair of Federal 3000 straights seem to be pretty "cheap", say 3000$ for a descent set... and I've seen lots of Airglas sets for 2.5 - 3k....
Flying Humor
akgreg Today, 13:08pm View the latest post Aviation Humor-Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
Apparently to be disappointed....

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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 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.