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    Attention deficit: Alaska

    Editor Zane Jacobson returns to Alaska for the annual sojourn to the Airmen Association show, with the newly added challenge of having the family in tow. 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.

Airframes Alaska - Gear for winter flying and more

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Jeredp 22 minutes ago View the latest post FS: Gear- Flame Resistant (FR) Shirt from OAG-Survive The Flame!
I'd be interested if the colors arent too flambouiant. Orange is for hunting season and yellow is for wildland fire season. I'd like something that I don't feel like I need to take...
Tom 57 minutes ago View the latest post Path to 182 Bushwheel Suggestions?
That's a good looking 182!
Trip Reports
CFOT Today, 19:31pm View the latest post The Adventures of CFOT and Pokey Joe
Lol! I how do you tell which side is the dirty side in an Agcat? I just flew him back over to Colusa and dropped him off, told him you recognized the planes. Take care.
Accident Analysis
Zzz Today, 18:34pm View the latest post Self Pity: Wallowing in Ground Effect
*Patrick Romano, author of our STOL Tips series
Engines and Propellers
Pinecone Today, 18:33pm View the latest post Mt props
OK-OK! I'm leaving for the hangar!
Around the Campfire
Zzz Today, 15:47pm View the latest post new BCP hat
Glad you like it, Cary! They get better and more flexible with time and wear.
Airports and Airstrips
mjwings Today, 14:28pm View the latest post Mexican Mountain, UT PIREPS?
I hope the cows are long gone. When we were there mid-April, there were 20+ cows on and around Mexican Mountain. Rez - you don't have to tell me twice about the no-see-ums. I am...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
Zzz Today, 13:04pm View the latest post Best lycoming cylinders
I recently looked into this too. Here's what I found for the current landscape of 360/540 cylinders.
Lycoming factory (hardened steel bore):

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Dan Bailey

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Bush Flying Library

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