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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.

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contactflying 34 minutes ago View the latest post Very short landing 500ft grass strip Cessna 182
Once we have decided to land, we have to land. In really tight situations, thinking about going around late will mess up the landing. It's like having to make a wings level rudder...
Hendo 56 minutes ago View the latest post Transfer Ownership of an Experimental that I did not build
Thanks Gents! That's what I suspected, but I wanted to verify so as to minimize FAA complications.
Grassstrippilot Today, 15:38pm View the latest post WTB: KI209 Nav Head
Hey all,
I'm looking for a King 209 nav head for the radio I put in last year. If you have one kicking around, or know of someone doing a panel upgrade with one to sell, I'd appreciate...
Trip Reports
Rezrider Today, 14:58pm View the latest post Fry Canyon, UT74
I'm glad you went. I was there about a month ago and hiked the fry slot canyon, a great rappel down into a pool that you have to swim out of.
Around the Campfire
Brit Chris Today, 14:56pm View the latest post Idaho flying holiday
Thank you, a club I've found has a policy on backcountry strips, and even has a list of airstrips and the checkout required for different categories, the membership is a little pricey,...
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M6RV6 Today, 14:51pm View the latest post Door Hinge C180/C182
they have one I think they wanted $350-$400. thanks for the reply
WOW, I have a whole box full of them at home!!!! I'll be home in Dec.!! 180-185-206. I would sell you 1 at 1/2 price!!...
Trip Reports
DrifterDriver Today, 14:48pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
went for a burn yesterday spotting new spots ready for the river country muster. landed a couple and found another 4 or 5 Ill go back to later.
Paddys flat - Cant wait to get back hear,...
M6RV6 Today, 13:52pm View the latest post Horton/Sportsman STOL Kit Questions
Good catch Cam! Nobody ever gets it, thanks
Kinda like a Cessna 196?
I had to search to figure out what that was!
Nose heavy 195! 2 more cyld's & 50% more HP!:mrgreen:

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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.