Featured Trip Reports

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

By Evan Davis / January 18, 2017 01:22 am

To Idaho

A newly minted private pilot sets off on a long solo journey west from Ohio to Idaho and learns some invaluable lessons.
By Zane Jacobson / December 23, 2016 12:00 am

7 Days on the Range

Join us on a 7-day family summer vacation to the Mesabi Iron Range of northeast Minnesota for some weather, wind, and fun flying in some unique bush planes. Oh, and a super long short film.
A Washington state pilot turns his Cessna 170 on course for the 2016 High Sierra fly-in with a play-by-play account of his journey to the 7th annual high desert backcountry event.
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.

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