• Live to Tell


    Relive a harrowing tale of crashing an Aviat Husky in southern Montana after a balked off-airport landing.

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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.

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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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A1Skinner 29 minutes ago View the latest post A couple of BCP Announcements in order...???
Awesome news Zane. Congrats! And congrats to Rob as well!
Around the Campfire
Scolopax 30 minutes ago View the latest post Elk City Trajedy
Unfortunate indeed, but we can be thankful that nobody was not inside of it when it burned. Stuff can be replaced.
Trip Reports
Renegade 36 minutes ago View the latest post Alaska to Alabama in 2015
Im leaving Texas for Ak on Monday in the Husky. If your get delayed by wx too long we might cross paths somewhere. Good luck on the trip and congrats on a beautiful Plane!
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Denali Today, 20:55pm View the latest post 51% Rule: New Options Available for Future Builders ?
My thoughts are:
With 51% you can also do the annuals.
The idea of 700+ hours to say build a Bearhawk 4 place or Just SuperSTOL kind of pushes it outside of the envelope for me. On...
Trip Reports
CamTom12 Today, 20:40pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Flew from Soldotna to Anchorage. Overnighting due to weather in the mountains. More pics in my other thread!
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Crzyivan13 Today, 19:50pm View the latest post Cherokee High/Hot/Short/Gravel Practice
Fixed it for you. When you want to embed, just use the unique code for the video, i.e. 7-AfoWrIfvc
Leave this part out- http://youtu.be/
And only place this inside...
Around the Campfire
WWhunter Today, 19:46pm View the latest post PBY on sandbar.
What a shame!!!
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Crzyivan13 Today, 19:41pm View the latest post Guess what I was doing this morning... sneak peek
I love the Double Ender!!!
I mean the airplane.
To the lay person, when you say, "I woke up this morning and we went down to the river to film, and play with the Double Ender..."...

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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.