• 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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Video Gallery
Ultralights 22 minutes ago View the latest post Argentina flying!
That is the smoothest video I have ever seen. Looked gyro stabilize. No "waves" either.
Tell us your setup?
maybe it just doesnt go fast enough to vibrate anything ??
The Sporting Life
Zzz Yesterday, 23:05pm View the latest post TR: Bangin' steel in the Idaho desert
Z, have you tried any 175gr Federal Gold Medal ammo in your Savage 10? You might really like the results at distances over 600. I would send you a box if it was legal to put in the...
DrifterDriver Yesterday, 23:03pm View the latest post Australia Hervey Bay, QLD to Moree, NSW (CHG#1)
BC Aussie/USA taildragger flyin:
More more!
Around the Campfire
DrifterDriver Yesterday, 22:54pm View the latest post Happy Birthday to me!

That november- january period is your winter isnt it? Not such a good time you think?
Right. We get some nice mid-winter days that are perfect for flying, but you might as well buy...
Maintenance and Parts Support
Cary Yesterday, 22:21pm View the latest post Best Cessna Door and Window Seal
My airplane had new door seals and baggage door seals when I bought her 11 years ago--no idea what brand--which made the doors a bit hard to close for awhile. They're much easier now,...
Trip Reports
8GCBC Yesterday, 22:15pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
New South Wales 2015.03.26:
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Cary Yesterday, 21:49pm View the latest post Density Altitude - Straight talk
I listened to the whole thing. Not very exciting due to the way it was constructed, but there is some really good stuff in there. If there's one thing that a pilot needs to know about...
Around the Campfire
A1Skinner Yesterday, 21:28pm View the latest post Discovery Channel and the Gravel Bar Cowboys
Wow, that sounds like a very interesting prop! Neat that it works so good. Very interesting.

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.