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    The Wrangell Mountain Skyboys

    In a time before radio navigation, detailed charts, and reliable engines, the frontiersman of the sky helped blaze the way for aviation and exploration in Alaska. 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.

Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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soyAnarchisto 42 minutes ago View the latest post Hi from CO
Hey there, Ralph!
I'm up in Boulder. I hope to run into you soon!
Around the Campfire
WWhunter 46 minutes ago View the latest post Apache Troop 1/9th Air Cav Cobra makes best Superbowl Ad
Having been around the military the greater portion of my life, I enjoy the war stories better also! A little fact mixed with a little fiction make the stories that much better!...
AKJurnee 48 minutes ago View the latest post Photo thread: Ramp Mummies
I thought it was over here that we were talking about this plane...but it must've been on another site. IF my memory serves me, this was at Willow, AK....like about '97??? Someone...
Trip Reports
bart Today, 07:42am View the latest post Bart's Flight Log
Great Pics Aaron! We need to do some flying again sometime.
That would be great...although I just moved back to King City, decided to go back to my old Ag job. We have another month...
Engines and Propellers
whee Today, 07:38am View the latest post Where to Send Crankcase for Overhaul
Whee, Have you seen this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Continental-IO- ... k0&vxp=mtr
Might be worth a little investigating to see if it is useful. Might be able to get it for $600.00,...
Products, Gear, and Technology
courierguy Today, 07:10am View the latest post Montague folding bike conversion to electricty
Best source of overall info: www.Endless-sphere.com the general E-bike forum Best source of gear :lunacycle.com also bikedirect.com
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
blackrock Yesterday, 21:09pm View the latest post Retracting flaps on landing
Yeah the oil wiper is always a good one. So is wheel landings verses 3 point, or squat to pee versus hooks, or certified planes vs experimentals, or 100ll vs Mogas, or....?

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BCP apparel and merchandise

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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.