• Tales from Yesteryear

    True Maine bush flying stories

    Pilot and author Jake Morrel has released Hardscrabble Lodge: True Maine Bush Flying Stories, a vivacious and colorful tale of his pursuit of a life in the wilderness of northwest Maine.

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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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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Trip Reports
CFOT 1 minute ago View the latest post Grassstrippilot's Flying Adventures
It was great to meet you and your co-pilot. Looked like you guys were having a blast!
Airports and Airstrips
motoadve 13 minutes ago View the latest post Planning a backcountry Oregon trip,this strips ok condition?
Thanks for the invite, I see where are you located, will let you know and might go there on my trip.
Photography and videography
rw2 53 minutes ago View the latest post Gyro Stabilizer for Aerial Photography - Anyone Used One?
$240 3-axis gyro stabilizer for go-pro. Probably won't hold up to airplane speeds unless encased
That's the one I have. I love it.
As you predict, maxes out at about 30-40MPH.
Helicopter and rotorcraft flying
tcj Today, 07:53am View the latest post Here's some pictures to start off the new section
Horses interested in the water bucket test. Simms 50 gallon bucket. The old Naches Ranger Station heliport on Chinook pass. 1972
Around the Campfire
8GCBC Today, 07:33am View the latest post High Sierra updates- lack of
Camp fire on Friday. East side of Playa. Billions of stars all around.
Airports and Airstrips
soyAnarchisto Today, 06:24am View the latest post Chicken Strip is OPERATIONAL AGAIN
What shape was the strip in? From the pictures, it looks like it wasn't rutted out very bad at all. I don't understand why the NPS shut it down. You guys could have mostly...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Bigrenna Today, 04:17am View the latest post Madness 2.0 - Another Skywagon Project
Still cranking along... We have crossed the Rubicon!
Goodbye boat anchors,...
Trip Reports
Brian M Yesterday, 22:52pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Got in what I hope was my last riverbank landing of the year a week ago today. The winds were super squirrely between Birchwood and Big Lake, but smoothed out later on enough to make...
Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft


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A Thousand Words

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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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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.