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    Going North!

    Your dream trip from the Lower 48 starts at the 49th parallel-- Learn what's special about flying to points north through Canada. 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.

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Latest forum activity

Video Gallery
Crzyivan13 10 minutes ago View the latest post Monocoque Composite Helicopter Crash- Tough Construction
This is interesting to me for obvious reasons. I'm sure that the guys here who work with composites regularly are not surprised by the outcome of this video.
Pretty damn cool. ...
Engines and Propellers
aussie bob Today, 02:18am View the latest post Aggressive LOP power settings -540
Assuming there is an engine monitor that measures all cylinders I would be trying LOP at wide open throttle and 2500 or even 2550 RPM.
If your engine "conforms" that is all...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
River rat Today, 00:40am View the latest post How to crash
It seems you should always try to strike the planet at the shallowest possible angle?
Trip Reports
scottnt Yesterday, 22:47pm View the latest post TR: Chukar Flats
Scott, sorry we missed you guys, that looks like a lot of fun! We need to get together and shuttle with the airplanes! Should be some nice gravel bars to land on up or down river...
Accident Analysis
OregonMaule Yesterday, 21:35pm View the latest post Bent Metal @ Clear Creek International
I don't know anybody who would stand on a Xed out runway.http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/27/c1dad3af16ea2f8169b1b34675cc3ee6.jpg
Video Gallery
RanchPilot Yesterday, 20:23pm View the latest post Video: Fun in the Nevada Sun
Topaz. It was a perfect morning and we had it all to ourselves.
Around the Campfire
GumpAir Yesterday, 20:18pm View the latest post Wingsuit Reentry Back Into A Porter!
You say nutso like it's a bad thing.....
Trip Reports
JDW Yesterday, 20:08pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
I was leaving Healy Wednesday afternoon when a stationair or a 182 coming through from McKinley pulled up beside me and talked for a bit then he blasted on into Fairbanks, left me...
Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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.