Safety and Survival

By definition, flying the backcountry means escaping civilization. Accidents or emergencies, such as air crashes, can represent an entirely new level of seriousness. A pilot's self-sufficiency in the absence of emergency services is a critical skillset that can save the day.

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By definition, flying the backcountry means escaping civilization and all of the fast emergency response services that we often take for granted. Accidents or emergencies, such as air crashes, can represent an entirely new level of seriousness for survivors after the fact, therefore a pilot's self-sufficiency in the absence of emergency response is a critical skillset that can mean saving your life and that of your passengers.

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