• Featured Bush Planes

    The Prototype

    It's been more than a year since the last update on the innovative prototype DoubleEnder. Ride along in the cockpit with designer Alec Wild as we're treated to a demo ride in this forward-thinking twin-engine bush plane.

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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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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prescottaz 14 minutes ago View the latest post Wheels & Tires
Has anyone put 10x10 wheels and 29x11/10 tires on a Scout? Good? Bad? Pictures?
Products, Gear, and Technology
Hammer 38 minutes ago View the latest post $70 tie down lines??
Ok - I know where you're coming from, it seems very unlikely.
For some reason they always say never load the wings up in negative G, and I guess that's because it's happened before...?...
Troy Hamon Today, 20:43pm View the latest post Pre-Purchase inspection
Well...the other side of that is...until you have a couple hundred hours in it...you don't even know how to fly it, how will you know what to like or not? A good prebuy, obvious value....
Aircraft Types
Av8r3400 Today, 20:38pm View the latest post (EBO) Experimental Bush Options
What about the Kitfox SS.
STOL performance similar to the others yet a cruise speed of 120+ mph.
Easy folding...
Float flying
A1Skinner Today, 20:37pm View the latest post new to group
Hello all, I'm new to the group as well. A Float pilot also. Some interesting topics and conversations on this site.
Welcome here Canuck. Always great to have more Canadians. Lac...
Trip Reports
CamTom12 Today, 20:35pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Flew a buddy out to Berry Hill today so he could get his car from Atlanta. Nice little airpark!
Products, Gear, and Technology
CamTom12 Today, 20:32pm View the latest post Knives
That was awesome, Hammer!!!
Squash Today, 20:23pm View the latest post FS: Black Mac. Used Value help?
3-blade MT prop is now installed on my 185.

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A Thousand Words

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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.