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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Dan Bailey

    Adventure photographer Dan Bailey of Anchorage, Alaska is our fourth quarter featured photographer. Get to know the Colorado native and Cessna 120 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography in the North.

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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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Trip Reports
jomac 12 minutes ago View the latest post FiftynineSC's poorly documented Idaho trip
Heck, im a local, and i would say u did a great job...hope u get to come back...!
Products, Gear, and Technology
Cary 26 minutes ago View the latest post Knives
For something like 35 years, I've carried my ubiquitous Buck Folding Hunter while camping, hiking, etc., like this one:
G44 26 minutes ago View the latest post FS: BAS belts for C180
Do they come with STC paperwork?
Products, Gear, and Technology
Oregon180 30 minutes ago View the latest post Best Folding Saw
I have the Sven saw and the Bahco Laplander. Both great saws.
The Laplander folds down small enough and is light enough that there's no excuse not to bring it backpacking. The Sven...
Cary Today, 17:27pm View the latest post EFIS Redundancy
How about this guy? It has attitude, slip/skid, airspeed, and altitude, with a built-in backup battery, and it all fits in the space of one 3" instrument. http://sandia.aero/product/sai-340-quattro/
Cary Today, 17:13pm View the latest post turn coordinator vs turn-and-bank
Well, it's not hard to find oneself in an upright spin (especially if you're an instructor and your student is as ham handed as a couple of mine were), it's really hard to find yourself...
Around the Campfire
CamTom12 Today, 14:20pm View the latest post Thanksgiving
Do you actually think that the Pilgrims would have eaten turkey if they had had any ham left? No way!
They would if it was deep fried
An awareness of a loving God in the midst of...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Battson Today, 14:02pm View the latest post PPonk Engine Rebuild
Excellent thread. Really appreciate all the time it takes to post this stuff.
Are the thrust bearings babbit metal?

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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.