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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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Trip Reports
DrifterDriver 6 minutes ago View the latest post 3 Generations Fly Idaho
a great write up and a great trip mate! I wish we had more bush strips like that over here
Video Gallery
DrifterDriver 8 minutes ago View the latest post NASA Tests ELTs and Demonstrates Cessna Gear Strength
haha maybe we could send it to them as further field testing research?
on a serious note that was a great video! I do have shoulder harness's and am now very glad for it! I must say...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Barnstormer 19 minutes ago View the latest post TSO Headsets - Yes or No ?
Of course I started with a ratty overhead speaker...
Around the Campfire
blackrock 41 minutes ago View the latest post Elk City Trajedy
Bummer for sure. Great guy, I only met him once but we visited with him quite awhile one day and he gave us the hangar tour. Lots of nice things in there to be sure. He didn't know...
albravo 43 minutes ago View the latest post A couple of BCP Announcements in order...???
"Treat my daughter with great care. I'm not afraid to go back to prison..."
Ranch, my wife's father said something pretty similar. And he has a body full of prison tattoos...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
A1Skinner Today, 18:54pm View the latest post 51% Rule: New Options Available for Future Builders ?
It is a lot of regulations on the Canadian homeowners maintained. I wish they would expand it to allow more planes in...
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Barnstormer Today, 18:40pm View the latest post Fokker Dr.I Triplane - Old Kingsbury Aerodrome
Came across this original footage of the Red Baron. Pretty cool.
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
hotrod180 Today, 18:15pm View the latest post Phillips vs. Aeroshell
Aeroshell $23.50 gal.
Phillips - $16.04 gal.
$ 7.46 gal. difference ..........
Seems like a no-brainer to me.
I ran Phillips in my...

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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.