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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

OregonMaule Today, 22:32pm View the latest post Maule and Pacer pilots in the Portland OR area
Hey guys, I am looking to buy and currently thinking of something along the lines of a pacer or a maule. I am located in Hood River OR and was wondering if there was anyone within a...
494 Today, 22:30pm View the latest post WTB: Early 180/182 Spinner Dome (0752004-2)
I have a good spinner dome from a 1962 182F with a McCaulley prop. Please feel free to call me at 308-390-5974.
Light Sport Aircraft and Ultralights
A1Skinner Today, 22:20pm View the latest post Savage Cub?
On my Citabria I only noticed 2-3kts cruise difference from the 8.00s to 31s. So I'm sure your bang on Evan.
Maintenance and Parts Support
Cary Today, 22:19pm View the latest post high oil temp
I'd have the timing checked, too. I've reported here a couple years ago that I was having overheat problems with the O-360 Lycoming in my P172D, notably the back 2 CHTs, which would...
Trip Reports
Cary Today, 22:09pm View the latest post ELT near Port Alsworth
My very first such experience was north of Anchorage as I was returning from my "short" solo cross country. I heard the whoop whoop, and then a voice transmission, calling...
flyingzebra Today, 21:57pm View the latest post FS: Maule Rosen visors etc
Have a perfect set of used Maule Rosen Visors with the paperwork. $200 would be cool. Can use Pay Pal or whatever works. I am near KBVS.
I have a full set of sun shades, also for an...
Around the Campfire
Cary Today, 21:49pm View the latest post Are pilots typically good students?
Excellent points so far. Mikes comment about not generalizing is really my reason for asking the question. The application for the scholarships uses grades, gpa, and sat scores as bait...
Cary Today, 21:33pm View the latest post Where to focus attention in ground school?
My 2c: Everything is relevant to some extent, and we're all students, just at different experience levels.
Like you were told, you don't know what you don't know, and there's a whole...
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A Thousand Words

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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.