• 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.

Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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hotrod180 1 minute ago View the latest post Horton/Sportsman STOL Kit Questions
On a 170, is there any way to keep the original wing tips with the Horton?
I suppose you slightly shorten the leading edge cuff and build fairings that adapt from the cuff profile to...
Aviation Regulation and Law
hotrod180 19 minutes ago View the latest post Pilot Bill of rights 2 / medical
Better to accept a small compromise or two, than not get the thing passed.
Talk is cheap, so I'm still not holding my breath, but I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping.
Aircraft Types
Crzyivan13 20 minutes ago View the latest post Featured Bush Plane Article: Double Ender
For all you knuckheads that only visit the site through tapatalk, or just visit the forum only through the site, the new Featured Bush Plane Article is up on the Double Ender. https://www.backcountrypilot.org/features/category/featured-bush-planes/the-prototype-double-ender
Hoeschen 25 minutes ago View the latest post 1956 182 bush options
Is there an STCd firewall battery mount for a 56 182? I like the extended baggage without the battery box hump back there.
hotrod180 31 minutes ago View the latest post Really cool experimental Stinson
I know the non-geared O-435 is considered kind of a boat anchor, but I wonder why Lycoming never produced a non-geared O-480. It would fill a hole between the 360 & the 540, and...
Products, Gear, and Technology
AEROPOD 59 minutes ago View the latest post Bifold hangar door seal?
I'd like to replace the seals at the top and bottom of my hangar door before it gets cold. I spoke to several hangar door manufacturers and they sell it for $3-6/ft.
Any suggestions...
Around the Campfire
BKK Today, 08:17am View the latest post Anyone Familiar with the Epic 3000-180 from BBI Aviation
I love my Citabria but long for the freedom of the E-AB world. Yesterday, I ran across the EPIC 3000-180, which looks to be a Citabria clone. Google did not turn up much about the airplane;...

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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.