• 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
  • 1


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.

Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

Latest Features

load more hold SHIFT key to load all load all

Latest Knowledge Base

load more hold SHIFT key to load all load all

Latest forum activity

flyingzebra Today, 00:42am View the latest post FS: 1954 PA-18 150
Tire kicker here..
What's the useable and would delivery to WA state be a possibility?
flyingzebra Today, 00:30am View the latest post FS: Maule Rosen visors etc
I believe that I have all of the hardware and can double check that tomorrow. I definitely have all of the paperwork. As far as Rosen visors go in general, I absolutely love them and...
Trip Reports
Scolopax Yesterday, 21:07pm View the latest post TR: Chukar Flats
Looks like a ton of fun Brent! Sorry I couldn't make it out to meet you. My ride will be back in the air by Thursday. Going up to the San Juan Islands and then in to BC for a little...
Accident Analysis
Skalywag Yesterday, 20:22pm View the latest post Bent Metal @ Clear Creek International
Hope it all works out as good as possible and ur strip is no worse for wear James.
A new neighbor crashed his R44 on our ranch while taking off after trespassing on our property. Didn't...
Trip Reports
OregonMaule Yesterday, 19:51pm View the latest post TR: Orcas Island, WA (KORS)
We are lucky to live in such a beautiful place. San Juan's are great. Looks lie a great weekend.
Accident Analysis
Tom Yesterday, 19:30pm View the latest post PA-18 Crash
Bare foot Tom? U been in TX too long haha
Yeah. That damn heat. Still getting used to it. I also fly in boots, and muck boots with no problem. I keep my brakes pumped up high
Trip Reports
UH-60andC-180 Yesterday, 19:15pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
UH60-andC180 were you in Talkeetna Wednesday or Thursday?
Thursday. Came down to visit some folks from my unit working down there.
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Cary Yesterday, 18:55pm View the latest post Sort of spot landings
I'll sound a bit like an echo to Jim's comments. Even in gusty winds, you don't want to add too much to your airspeed. The Airplane Flying Handbook recommends adding 1/2 the gust factor...
Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

A Thousand Words

View more images like this in our A Thousand Words slideshow.

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.