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    Your dream trip from the Lower 48 starts at the 49th parallel-- Learn what's special about flying to points north through Canada. 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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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Accident Analysis
SixTwoLeemer 40 minutes ago View the latest post Bent Metal @ Clear Creek International
The pilot absolutely should have insurance, he should have asked for permission, he should cover the cost of all damage to your property. Still no reason to drag him thru the mud via...
Around the Campfire
cstolaircraft Today, 07:03am View the latest post Are pilots typically good students?
I think that they should maybe come up with some kind of test... tell a kid that ok here is how you have to get your PPL, show up to the airport sweep out all the hangers wash these...
Bkn4thr Today, 06:49am View the latest post WTB: Early 180/182 Spinner Dome (0752004-2)
I have one too....if those other options don't work out for you. Original 1954 180 spinner and plate. In usable but not peachy condition.
gassman Today, 05:59am View the latest post FS: maule gear
As removed from 1988 mx-7. No damage. Includes oleo tubes but not springs or tops. I upgraded to extended gear. $1000 plus shipping.
Trip Reports
Pierre_R Yesterday, 21:26pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
That looks like a great spot Pierre, I'd be curious to see exactly where that is.
Just east of KMEV, before the hills.
M6RV6 Yesterday, 20:31pm View the latest post Floats without aircraft Homer to Spokane?
Are the spreader bars attached?
Strap a sheet of plywood to them, a huge gas tank and an Evinrude outboard on the rear spreader bar. A big sackful of corn dodgers and several gallons...
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Yesterday, 19:39pm View the latest post 2015.04.21 Kona
Kawaihae harbor, received a pretty good size West swell this January... Just saw this.
Flying Humor
Pierre_R Yesterday, 19:06pm View the latest post Got a Favorite Quotation? - Aviation Related or Not
Yeah, I know I already posted to this thread, but my post got me to start reading parts of "Moondog's. . ." again and while it's not intended as a book of quotes, just in...
Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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.