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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.

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Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Around the Campfire
Oregon180 Today, 00:02am View the latest post British Columbia Pilots Association
This is fantastic! Thanks for setting this up. BC has a ton of hidden treasures.
NZMaule Yesterday, 23:55pm View the latest post Who is going to Oshkosh?
Wednesday evening is also the world gathering of Cessna 180/185, so Tuesday sounds good.......................
Maintenance and Parts Support
8GCBC Yesterday, 22:11pm View the latest post 2015.07.05.KONP Amphib MLG bearing OH
You might want to try a waterproof grease like ACG-2. Carry a grease gun and hit those wheels as often as possible. Drill a weep hole in the grease seal (#50) and pump until the water...
Products, Gear, and Technology
TomD Yesterday, 21:22pm View the latest post Apple iOS 8.3 update is resolved with the iOS 8.4
The garmin GLO firmware update didn't work on my iPad 2, and according to foreflight only worked on Apple devices with a lightning connector.
Odd, worked perfectly on mine, but then...
richw56 Yesterday, 21:10pm View the latest post FS: Stinson 108-3
Well I've had the Stinson for seven years now and my stewardship of this fine airplane is up. It's in better shape now than when I got her. She is ready for the new owner..
1949 Stinson...
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contactflying Yesterday, 21:04pm View the latest post Rutted , narrow ,short jungle strip !
You did a good job concentrating on the target touchdown spot. The high trees make the closure rate appear too fast so you have to ignore them.
The only thing you can do is put a grader...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Flyhound Yesterday, 20:43pm View the latest post Android/Garmin Pilot
I've been an Android user for too long to change to iOS and replace all of my apps. I use what is now called DroidEFB. It has gone under several different names over the years, but...
Trip Reports
dudestickle Yesterday, 20:32pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Man I love seldovia! I can't wait to fly in there next year when I fly up.

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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.