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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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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
TurboStinson 6 minutes ago View the latest post Phillips vs. Aeroshell
Aeroshell $23.50 gal.
Phillips - $16.04 gal.
$ 7.46 gal. difference
Any thoughts on this? When buying it by the drum it's over a $400.00...
Trip Reports
DrifterDriver 9 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?
=D> And, the Ohio Bush Plane sticker
Mate got to fly the flag with pride! Now i need to get a map and work out where exactly ohio is??
Around the Campfire
Hafast 10 minutes ago View the latest post Guess what I was doing this morning... sneak peek
Video and report forthcoming. Don't tell my boss that this is why I skipped out on...
Hafast 14 minutes ago View the latest post Floats without aircraft Homer to Spokane?
Well, The floats are in the shed, Sube and MT Prop in the Hangar. All I need now is to get the trailer to AZ, might go that way in the next couple of weeks.
Thanks everyone.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Denali 38 minutes ago View the latest post 51% Rule: New Options Available for Future Builders ?
Fabrication vs. Construction
Is it going to become a lot easier to meet the 51% rule...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
UH-60andC-180 Today, 14:51pm View the latest post Whats more risky? Single engine IFR or bush flying?
This is my thought on the topic. Based on your documented progression over the last couple years, I have to assume that you will practice in a controlled environment until you are...
UH-60andC-180 Today, 14:26pm View the latest post A couple of BCP Announcements in order...???
my wife and I are also expecting our first child in October. A girl!
YES!!! Congratulations!

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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.