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    Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective

    Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.

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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.

Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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Regional/Area Information
Scolopax Yesterday, 23:19pm View the latest post Durango to Seattle Family Vacation-Beta Needed
I've been to Green Valley. It's great. Excellent views of the Sawtooths and a fun little pond that's full of trout.
Sulphur creek Lodge is also a really great destination. http://sulphurcreekranch.com/...
175 magnum Yesterday, 22:53pm View the latest post Sasquatch - another reason to avoid Nevada
I have to call Bullshit on all of this. Everybody knows that the only real Sasquatches live in British Columbia in the Harrison/Whistler area. Gee Whiz I wish people would get there...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Rob Yesterday, 21:35pm View the latest post EZFlap Handle Review
but it seems to me this is adding a "solution" where there is no problem.
The same could be said about 99.999% of the Bushwheels I've seen running around the lower 48 ...
A1Skinner Yesterday, 21:32pm View the latest post Looking to Build a Propane Engine Pre Heater
I am using an EZ-HEAT oil pan heater, 300 watt and on this trip to Yukon carrying a Honda knock off 900 watt generator(22 lbs, 5hr/gal). Not essential yet at just below freezing but...
Trip Reports
piperpainter Yesterday, 19:12pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
I'm finally back home after spending the last 90 days in Texas. Today I flew out to Shelter Cove, CA with the family!
cbfraser Yesterday, 18:22pm View the latest post Vancouver to Yukon
After a week of cold, rain and snow in Whitehorse we finally made it to Dawson Yukon. Stopped at Braeburn aka cinnamon bun strip.
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Oregon180 Yesterday, 17:00pm View the latest post Playing in the Palouse
Nice flying! That area is beautiful.
Flying in that area earlier this summer really brought home the line from America the Beautiful: "For amber waves of grain."
Around the Campfire
CamTom12 Yesterday, 15:32pm View the latest post Officially started my PPL...
Cary, good call on the AIM. I goofed on that one!

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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.

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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.

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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.