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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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Latest forum activity

Taildragger1783 35 minutes ago View the latest post Lite-n-up
Crustation aviation
The tires are AK bushwheels air streak 26"ers
Trip Reports
CamTom12 35 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Flew to Bettles, met the new owners and enjoyed a really good burger!
Overall the trip was very smokey and very bumpy.
Flying Humor
Denali 56 minutes ago View the latest post Santa's FAA Checkride
I hope this is not a repeat...ahem..
Santa Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits from the Federal
Aviation Administration, and the FAA examiner arrived last week
for the pre-Christmas...
Oregon180 Today, 21:42pm View the latest post CO, ID, WY, MT, AK ???
Wow, Congrats Phil! Looks awesome.
Regional/Area Information
VanDy Today, 21:37pm View the latest post KLOL to KMYV
It's 2,000 feet lower going just a few miles north of Reno, and crossing the big rocks from Beckworth, Quincy, and Oroville following the Feather River/Highway 70.
Thanks! 2k...
Around the Campfire
northernguy Today, 20:57pm View the latest post British Columbia Pilots Association
Just signed up. Looks like a good idea. Do I have to reveal all my secret airstrips ?
FARMAULE Today, 20:19pm View the latest post Scrambled on this Yoke Decision
Thanks for the opinions guys. The only reason I can imagine leaving the copilot side in would be to teach family in friends to fly a little but if it's so easy to remove and replace...
Trip Reports
M6RV6 Today, 20:04pm View the latest post Alaska to Alabama in 2015
Cam, the trench is a good route!! Saves a lot of time!
Darwin and Wendy @ Scoop Lake are good folks if you have to find a place to land, just buzz the strip to chase all the elk off!!

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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.