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    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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Latest forum activity

Engines and Propellers
airfarmer Yesterday, 23:38pm View the latest post Field approval help on prop for Continental IO-360
I'm getting pretty excited getting a new prop is finally becoming a reality. Aero101 was a huge help sending me 337s that he had done. I found a c203 82 inch used prop for $3000 with...
Barnstormer Yesterday, 20:38pm View the latest post Let the 185 mods begin (again)
With the wing tips over 40' for sure. I'll take a tape to it when I get back.
Trip Reports
courierguy Yesterday, 19:56pm View the latest post RanchPilot's STOL Roundup Trip Report
Such a great trip report RP.... I'm glad I didn't actually go, because I now feel like I DID go after reading your report,. Though I can't relate to that go fast you flew there and...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
WingsOverPalawan Yesterday, 19:29pm View the latest post New Ridge Runner project
Update: After a legal dispute with RMW, I was able to get the plane released from his shop on condition that I sign a Mutual Release Agreement (that I would not sue him). I was then...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Cary Yesterday, 19:29pm View the latest post Secondary radio options or recommendations?
I've had enough radio failures over the years in various airplanes, some with only one radio, that the redundancy of having a second as a backup is something I like. If it were in an...
Video Gallery
Cary Yesterday, 19:11pm View the latest post Scud run mountain terrain
True. I am just griping. I am encouraged that the PTS now says to accelerate in ground effect until Vx or Vy as appropriate and to use no more than 1.3Vso on approach.
Regional/Area Information
8GCBC Yesterday, 18:34pm View the latest post 2015.06.02.KONP.PAKT.CHECKLIST.VerC
Another useful weather tool link
Mahalo Bro! (Thank you, eh!)
Aviation Regulation and Law
Troy Hamon Yesterday, 17:54pm View the latest post ADS-B

I'd like to see AOPA etc advocating ADS-B to be required only inside A and B airspace, but I think for a lot of people the whole ADS-B thing isn't gonna be an issue.
Class C is radar...

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.