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    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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Around the Campfire
175 magnum 9 minutes ago View the latest post Hasting Field on North Pender Island
It was an insider deal to talk to the new potential owners as the deal is not completed yet. It seems there are complications that need to be sorted out so we have to wait and see.
lesuther Today, 15:46pm View the latest post Are pilots typically good students?
...where is their passion, and how is this scholarship going to help them get there? MTV
Exactly. "Monkey Skills" are the easy part. Judgment is much harder. But what really...
Accident Analysis
Nosedragger Today, 15:19pm View the latest post Bent Metal @ Clear Creek International
here ya go
That explains a lot, including why there's pr needs. It may have been providential that he ran out of room coming IN.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
mtv Today, 15:15pm View the latest post It's a start, anyway...
Good job! You should be commended for replacing cables. One of my "engine failures" was caused by an old throttle cable attach failing on an engine that was newly overhauled....
Trip Reports
dudestickle Today, 14:53pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Flew down to San Jose international today for a work related class. That's something to do once every couple years just to remind yourself why you don't! I don't have any pictures...
Around the Campfire
mtv Today, 14:37pm View the latest post Where to focus attention in ground school?
Good advice given to date. In the words of the inimitable Yogi: "You don't know what you don't know."
There is a LOT of material that you need to digest for your private...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
robw56 Today, 14:30pm View the latest post Landing heavy-duty gravel bars - landing gear question
I think the answer is a set of 31" Bushwheels
False... 35" Bushwheels
Darinh Today, 10:41am View the latest post WTB: Early 180/182 Spinner Dome (0752004-2)
Anyone have an old 180 spinner dome laying around in the hanger preferably in decent condition without massive dents/cracks, etc? I have the backplate & fillets so just looking...
Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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.