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Latest developments and stories from the world of aviation and backcountry flying.

Adventure photographer Dan Bailey of Anchorage, Alaska is our fourth quarter featured photographer. Get to know the Colorado native and Cessna 120 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography in the North.
By Zane Jacobson / 06 October 2015

The Prototype

It's been more than a year since the last update on the innovative prototype DoubleEnder. Ride along in the cockpit with designer Alec Wild as we're treated to a demo ride in this forward-thinking twin-engine bush plane.
Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.
By Ryan Lunde / 09 June 2015


Relive a harrowing tale of crashing an Aviat Husky in southern Montana after a balked off-airport landing.
Two big-engined Cessna 170s venture out to explore the Nizina river valley, a narrow region between the massive Wrangell and St Elias mountain ranges that is a pilot's paradise of airstrips, public cabins, and the natural wonders of Alaska.
Pilot and author Garrett Fisher touches upon his flirtations with mountain flying, a voyeur of the massive 14,000+ peaks of the Rockies that he now calls home after a journey west from North Carolina in the 100hp PA-11 his grandfather restored.
By John Vandene / 13 March 2015

Going North!

This is the year you’re going to do it...you’re going to take your southern acclimatized bush bird and take her North.
Native Idahoan pilot and historian Richard Holm has released the follow-up to his highly praised Bound for the Backcountry. This time his historical focus is on the rich aviation history of the region along the Idaho/Oregon border where the Lower Salmon joins the Snake.
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