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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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Around the Campfire
M6RV6 9 minutes ago View the latest post Happiness is...
I was just about to lament the days of having an airplane in the hangar and being able to wrench on it on a rainy day...
But then I remembered I do have that-- It's just a LOT more...
Trip Reports
Barnstormer Today, 14:01pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Finally a break in the Wx after six days. Was great to get off the Earth. Grabbed the SQ2 and hit the usual spots. Saw about a hundred Aoudad and a couple of bald eagles. Stopped in...
drp1 Today, 13:02pm View the latest post FS: Madras Super Tips
These tips came off my 182 with a Horton STOL cuff. Should fit 182's with a leading edge cuff. Maybe 180's and 172's also?
They are in good shape with NO cracks.
Asking $300 plus shipping.
Around the Campfire
Zzz Today, 13:01pm View the latest post My new plane - a good start on a bush plane.
Interesting gear mod. I've never seen a Pacer on Cub-style bungee gear.
Products, Gear, and Technology
Bagarre Today, 11:19am View the latest post EFIS Redundancy
For the serious DYIer, here's something I've been building.
Around the Campfire
hpux735 Today, 11:04am View the latest post Training in the Wilga
Done with training! Insurance has cleared me to solo
It looks like someone didn't waste any time making great use of the solo requirement!
hotrod180 Today, 10:33am View the latest post Moving an STC Between Aircraft
We are in the process of doing a 470-J conversion on a 108-2 starting next week....
I assume that's an STC'd conversion? Who holds the 470 STC? I've seen one Stinson converted to...
boyfalldown Today, 10:20am View the latest post WTB: C-180/182 Cabin Heat Box
I hate to hijack this thread, but... 494 do you still have the rear seat seatbelt attach hardware in your 182?

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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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