• Destinations

    Going North!

    Your dream trip from the Lower 48 starts at the 49th parallel-- Learn what's special about flying to points north through Canada. Read More
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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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Latest forum activity

Aviation Regulation and Law
Troy Hamon 14 minutes ago View the latest post ADS-B

I'd like to see AOPA etc advocating ADS-B to be required only inside A and B airspace, but I think for a lot of people the whole ADS-B thing isn't gonna be an issue.
Class C is radar...
Products, Gear, and Technology
piperpainter 45 minutes ago View the latest post 182 Gets New 29" ABW's
For some reason those 29"s just wont fit in the Mooney gear well....
That plane sure looks good!
I'm sure Justin is drooling now!
Regional/Area Information
175 magnum 46 minutes ago View the latest post 2015.06.02.KONP.PAKT.CHECKLIST.VerC
Another useful weather tool link
TOOLGUY134 Today, 16:54pm View the latest post WTB: 86" or 88" McCauley C66 Seaplane Prop
I have a 88" Mc Cauley prop for sale that is coming off a 0-470R 182 Sea plane in perfect condition
you can call me 204-771-3997 Larry
or [email protected] for a...
Around the Campfire
MCH Today, 16:35pm View the latest post Beers in Anchorage?
No airplanes yet, but a great night having a pint (or several) with the local crew!
Trip Reports
mnewb1 Today, 16:29pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Weather and work in the midwest have conspired to keep me down...today was the first time up this year
Float flying
deckofficer Today, 14:36pm View the latest post Which amphib floats can handle off field landings?
I've never flown (or even seen) a Petrel. Those numbers sound pretty interesting, but I'd be real suspect till I saw one that'd been weighed. Airplane manufacturers are infamous for...
Engines and Propellers
qmdv Today, 13:31pm View the latest post seaplane prop for C180
As I mentioned earlier I had no prop and went with a 88 so I can wake up all the cry babies that forgot about our golden age of aviation with round engines with fat butter blades...

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.