• 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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Around the Campfire
DBI 32 minutes ago View the latest post Loss of a Dear BCP Family Member - Noreen Macbean
Nothing to say but thoughts and prayers for you and your family. I am so sorry.
Aviation Regulation and Law
Matt 7GCBC 55 minutes ago View the latest post Sleep Apnea Screening Guidance for AMEs
FYI the AME must now enter a response to this page when entering the exam.
When entering...
The Sporting Life
scottnt Today, 17:37pm View the latest post TR: Bangin' steel in the Idaho desert
Cool video Zane. The challenge of hitting something that far away is a lot of fun. So much science to it.....
EZFlap Today, 17:30pm View the latest post Announcement re: Fravel 172 Tailwheel Conversion STC
Is there a range of serial numbers i should be watching for that supposedly came from the factory w the forward gear boxes? I heard somewhere that some 56-58s had them.
It is my very...
tonyflhx Today, 16:39pm View the latest post WTB: C-170B
I'm looking for a C-170B located in the upper midwest. I'm located in South Central MN. I would prefer a 55' model with 180hp. That said, I would consider other model years and with...
Around the Campfire
CenterHillAg Today, 15:22pm View the latest post Anyone around Paris, Tx on here
If this is about a certain polished specimen with a high-time engine and lack of interior, I'd be curious what you find out from the prebuy if you end up passing on it. I had considered...
jaudette Today, 14:47pm View the latest post First plane for a new pilot
I have 800'ish hours in taildraggers (most of it Maule TW time). 99% of the time, I would recommend a nose-dragger... They can do 99% of what a TW airplane can do and you will worry...
Prosaria Today, 14:41pm View the latest post What's the Anti Skywagon club thing ?
Should have bought a Maule.

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.