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    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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Latest forum activity

slowhawk 1 minute ago View the latest post FS: 1954 PA-18 150
Darn, a couple more years when I get the kids out of the house that's just what I will be looking for.
TurboStinson 44 minutes ago View the latest post WTB: TKM MX12
I want to buy a good used TKM MX-12 Nav / Comm to replace my Narco MK12A
Around the Campfire
Selway Today, 10:03am View the latest post Hasting Field on North Pender Island
That looks awesome! Wish there were more strips on the Gulf islands. Salt Spring used to have one on the south end.
Products, Gear, and Technology
hotrod180 Today, 09:43am View the latest post Stratus ADS-B Out
From the link:
"Appareo has developed an ADS-B out transponder that's ideal for non-glass panel aircraft. Our simplified solution...
Around the Campfire
akgreg Today, 09:25am View the latest post Looking for A&P near Nampa Idaho
I'm looking for an A&P with a bias toward Cessnas to look at an airplane in Nampa, ID. for me as it is a long way from Kenai, AK. Please call or text me @ 907-690-1219. Thanks
rw2 Today, 08:32am View the latest post Loss of a Dear BCP Family Member - Noreen Macbean
I hope to be able to continue flying, maybe with Chuck, and to see you in the coming months and years. Right now, it hurts too much to think about flying without Noreen at my side.
WWhunter Today, 07:57am View the latest post Anyone around Paris, Tx on here
I don't think it is polished but I honestly don't know. I am actually helping my son look for a plane. He is the one that asked me if I knew anyone there.
motosix Today, 07:22am View the latest post Denver-Area Hangar Availability?
Hey Cary -- Are you in the Colorado Regional group on here? You just gave us some great suggestions that are awfully close to a question I posed over there just a few days ago...

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.