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    Bound for the Backcountry II - Lord Flat

    Native Idahoan pilot and historian Richard Holm has released the follow-up to his highly praised Bound for the Backcountry; we've featured his chapter on the Lord Flat airstrip in NE Oregon. Read More
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Backcountry destinations

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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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Float flying
8GCBC 8 minutes ago View the latest post Which amphib floats can handle off field landings?
Talking a lot of money and embarrassment if damaging my amphibs on a crappy runway. Better to switch gear in a nice warm hangar for the terrain you expect!
My "dirty" gear...
Around the Campfire
Bonanza Man 47 minutes ago View the latest post Inreach versus spot??which one is better and why

Thanks for this reminder. I switched to this plan today. I'm confused as to why these plans are only offered via phone, and not advertised. Nevertheless, I think for an aircraft,...
Engines and Propellers
Relentless Today, 09:23am View the latest post First R409 in SQ-12
EAA March 2015 just printed this interview with my partner Andrew. He goes into great detail about our tech and leaks some info about what is coming, check it out here:
Products, Gear, and Technology
DENNY Today, 09:08am View the latest post JPI Vs EI
I have been very happy with my EI instruments. Calibrated my fuel flow to within .01 gal for a 18 gal tank.
Knowledge Base
contactflying Today, 08:48am View the latest post Mountain Flying page in the Knowledge Base
Under Classic Accident Scenario,
A significant number of mountain accidents involving fatalities are not discovered until the hunters find them. Few of these went in wings level. ...
Airports and Airstrips
SkySteve Today, 08:43am View the latest post Hidden Splendor Airstrip, Utah
And ... the 180 degree departure:
The Sporting Life
Flyhound Today, 08:08am View the latest post Last time you used a wet compass, pen & paper?
I got my pilot's license in the early 70s. Shorty after that, I flew a rental Archer from Washington State to Oshkosh using dead reckoning and VORs since there was no GPS and Loran...
Trip Reports
BRD Today, 08:05am View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Mike, 15 minutes for your 57 takes less time than using a heat gun on a Comanche...

A Thousand Words

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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.