Featured Trip Reports

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canadian commercial pilot John Vandene ventures north of the Arctic Circle to the territory of Nunavut in a Beechcraft King Air, and gets a taste of true, remote, backcountry dotted by a sparse but rich native culture.

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