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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 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.

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Regional/Area Information
blackrock 3 minutes ago View the latest post Flying to Baja
Thanks everyone for the great info. Well be there the week before the Baja Pilots crowd is due so hopefully we'll be ok. Good to know I shouldn't plan to land off airport since we...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
hotrod180 7 minutes ago View the latest post Retracting flaps on landing
I had a bad experience once doing a low pass from the right seat in a friend's C120. Trying to level out and add power by pulling with the left hand & pushing with the right didn't...
hawaiisurfer Today, 20:38pm 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
Thanks! I am looking forward to being able to start exploring.
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
mtv Today, 20:27pm View the latest post Cessna 170 door latch help
You can install the later 172 rotary latch system.
All the parts are stock Cessna and it only requires enlarging the latch opening in the rear door panel.
There is a no longer supported...
Aviation Regulation and Law
Mr. Ed Today, 20:07pm View the latest post Pilot Bill of rights 2 / medical
I'm an ALPA member and also a GA enthusiast. Many of my fellow ALPA members are also very involved with GA. Many of us, myself included, wrote national leadership expressing our opposition...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
marcusofcotton Today, 19:53pm 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...
Live to Tell
cstolaircraft Today, 19:45pm View the latest post Cessna 337 ditches in Hawaii Islands (video included)
"I believe ---"
The convenient thing about belief is that you do not need any evidence, therefore you can believe what ever makes you comfortable without the need or...
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...

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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.