Featured Trip Reports

Trip reports are travelogue-style backcountry aviation stories featuring multimedia and a play-by-play account of the action.

By Ted Waltman / September 12, 2016 01:55 pm

Maule ferry flight to Alaska

For the second time in less than a year, pilot Ted Waltman heads north to Alaska from the Lower 48, this time to ferry a newly-purchased Maule M5 from Pullman, WA for a busy friend.
By Zane Jacobson / May 23, 2016 12:00 am

Attention deficit: Alaska

The editor bites off a little more than he can chew as he brings his young family along for the annual sojourn to the The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering, resulting in a wildly mixed Alaska experience in this saga of a trip report.
By Michael Marco / January 12, 2016 12:00 am

Summer in the Pacer

A summer job as a de Havilland Beaver glacier pilot sounds ideal, but there is just so much to explore in Alaska— An adventuresome pilot needs his own airplane.
By Ted Waltman / December 07, 2015 10:10 am

Memories of an Alaskan adventure

Two life-long friends set out for Alaska from Colorado in a Backcountry Super Cubs SQ-2, on a simple quest for backcountry adventure and good beer.
By Garrett Fisher / May 13, 2015 12:00 am

Flirting with mountains

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 Zane Jacobson / May 26, 2015 12:00 am

170s in the Wrangells

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.
By Zane Jacobson / June 06, 2014 05:46 pm

Winds of Texas

Welcome to the Texas hill country, home to a thriving "brush" pilot community, and the new Texas STOL Round Up annual shortfield competition. This month's Featured Trip Report comes to you in video form, so please enable full screen and enjoy.
By Owen Zupp / May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Solo Flight - A Sacred Site

Solo Flight is the biographical account of a career commercial pilot who sets off solo in his Jabiru J230D LSA in search of the raw beauty and adventure that the southern continent offers.

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