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Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

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Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Light Sport Aircraft and Ultralights
AvidFlyer less than a minute ago View the latest post New tires
I pulled the trigger on a set of 27" Dessers last night to go with my new TK1 racing extended gear. Should be a substantial upgrade from my 21" AtV tires.
Around the Campfire
WWhunter 2 minutes ago View the latest post Who is going to Oshkosh?
I am in envy of you guys that are going this year. I don't think I have missed a year or two in over 25 years. Unfortunately this year is a year I will be missing.
I'm still baffled...
Mister701 56 minutes ago View the latest post To Self Insure or Buy It
I Gotta have hull I think. With the Starduster I may have to go a year without in order to get the cost down to something acceptable. The 701 (which is in long term delay mode.) will...
175 magnum Today, 16:26pm View the latest post British Columbia Pilots Association
There is already a link to BCP on the site. I will talk to the powers that be about stitching it to Shortfield. I think there used to be a strip at Alvin a long time ago, it came right...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Mister701 Today, 16:24pm View the latest post Biplane project engine invoice
I'll be posting most of the details of this engine change and airframe refresh on another forum but I thought I'd share the invoice for my engine build. It's not any more than a junk...
Airports and Airstrips
robw56 Today, 16:18pm View the latest post Gravely Valley Work Crew Needed
Rick, if it's in September I'll be there!
Around the Campfire
UH-60andC-180 Today, 16:03pm View the latest post BCP dominates AvWeb POTW....again!
That was an incredible photo then and now. Boy, wish I could join you western guys sometime.
Light Sport Aircraft and Ultralights
Mister701 Today, 16:01pm View the latest post Building the Bearhawk Patrol in LSA Configuration
Building the Bearhawk Patrol in LSA Configuration
The April 2015 First Edition of Bearhawk Magazine has a great article by BCP member Jared Yates titled ” Bob Barrows – Bearhawk Aircraft...

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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

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