• Destinations

    Going North!

    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.

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Around the Campfire
Renegade 11 minutes ago View the latest post Anyone around Paris, Tx on here
You can trust this guy
Billy copeland 903-495 4082
I second that. I live south of Dallas but I'm in the Paris area often if you need help with anything.
skydogk 42 minutes ago View the latest post First plane for a new pilot
I have no experience flying a Mooney, but I do have experience wrenching on them. When you made your mission statement, and budget known, my first thought was an older Cessna 182....
The Sporting Life
Zzz 50 minutes ago View the latest post TR: Bangin' steel in the Idaho desert
We will have to go shoot sometime. My buddy and I make it up to Idaho every late June for 2 weeks of backcountry flying in our Huskies. We base camp on mile high for a couple days....
Engines and Propellers
hotrod180 Today, 10:36am View the latest post MT 2 Blade VS. McCauley
I replied to you via our on-line inquiry system 3 hours after it came in. Some e-mail systems see these replies as spam and it could have been blocked on your end.......
Yup, culled...
Around the Campfire
bigrenna Today, 10:31am View the latest post What's the Anti Skywagon club thing ?
For sure... I think its been beat to death. Time to say goodnite-
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
hotrod180 Today, 10:10am View the latest post Which Kitplane to buy?
They "just" introduced a Super Duper STOL model, designed to accommodate a Lycoming 320. Good move, think they'll sell a lot of those.
Products, Gear, and Technology
motosix Today, 10:02am View the latest post Desser introduces new tundra tire
I am real pleased with them over standard 6 ply 8.50x6s on my PA-11-ish clone as well. Much lighter and much softer sidewalls.
Those are the 850 / 22" smoothies? Looks great.
The Sporting Life
albravo Today, 09:42am View the latest post Favorite lever action rifle
How about a 45/70 revolver and lever combo?
TALO Marlin 1985 STBL Limited Edition...

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.