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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 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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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Sierra Victor 10 minutes ago View the latest post Retracting flaps on landing
Flaps again?
Soo… if a guy who constantly dumps the flaps with his right hand on the switch or johnson bar is at risk of dumping the gear when he gets in a different airplane…
Aviation Regulation and Law
flyer 39 minutes ago View the latest post Pilot Bill of rights 2 / medical
Hotrod 180
ALPA union shop can NOT require you to be a member only to pay dues. Quitting ALPA would take real cajones.
Regional/Area Information
Juan80 Today, 18:20pm View the latest post Flying to Baja
If you can,go to "punta San francisqueto" ,super chill place on the water.
At least the last time I was there. 2003 ish.
Bring your laid back attitude and have fun.
Down town...
HawkRT Today, 16:45pm View the latest post Hello from Utah!
Hi Andrew!
Good luck on your PPL! I did mine a few years ago and it was amazing! Life on the ground will never be the same
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Zzz Today, 16:14pm View the latest post Bearhawk boys - Question on Placard
What about having an X after the N in the n number NX12345? I thought if you do that you don't have to put the experimental on it
I recently learned that this only applies to replica...
Around the Campfire
smoothwaterman Today, 15:53pm View the latest post New ADSB product
As Bagarre stated above, no need to buy the Kickstarter, just order the parts as listed from stratux.me and assemble he couple of parts.
I built one and use it with foreflight, works...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
180Marty Today, 12:31pm View the latest post Cessna 170 door latch help
Hotrod, do you have the original latch in your plane? I do and hold my breath everytime I shut the door. Notice, I didn't say slam. That spring in the picture for the 170 looks like...

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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.