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    Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective

    Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.

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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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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
contactflying 13 minutes ago View the latest post Problems concerning maneuvering flight
Let's move on to something even more controversial, the apparent brisk walk rate of closure approach. I have flown with Anarchisto and have watched a lot of video on this site and...
Maintenance and Parts Support
hotrod180 14 minutes ago View the latest post Tire pressure Cessna 180 850x6
Do you have a set of W&B sheets that show the weights at each wheel? A nosedragger is pretty much in the level (as in weighed at) attitude when it's just setting there on all three.
hotrod180 19 minutes ago View the latest post BAS harness for 170B
Note the difference on trim plates in the photos in the last two posts. Interesting. Early & later maybe?
My BAS harnesses were purchased in 2009 and the trim plates are like Alpina's.
Maintenance and Parts Support
bart 29 minutes ago View the latest post Any clever ways to lift an old cessna?
BigRenna posted some photos a long time ago of a lift he has in this hangar, this big Harbor Freight monolith that looks like the Arc d'Triumph called a gantry crane. You lift at the...
Photography and videography
Zzz Today, 07:03am View the latest post Garmin VIRB XE - Tire cleaning
I'm just gonna come right out and say it: I've NEVER been happy with my GoPro. But I was afraid to come out and say for fear of ridicule. I figured I was the only on since they sell...
Airports and Airstrips
aussie bob Today, 01:38am View the latest post 3 strips gongolgon/byrock region
Hi Tim, no, I am not on face book, I nearly brought a Tshirt with "NO I am not on fcuking Facebook" on the front. But Kat is on Facebook and she found the site and asked to...
svanarts Yesterday, 22:56pm View the latest post FS: 2011 Rans S6ES, tailwheel, $40k
Biggest difference in the S6 and S7 is the 6 has side by side seating while the 7 is tandem. I'm not sure if there is any difference in the type of wing used on the two. Mine does...
Flo Yesterday, 21:36pm View the latest post Hauling Mogas....
Yup, that's the one!

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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.