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    Flirting with mountains

    Pilot and author Garrett Fisher touches upon his flirtations with mountain flying, a voyeur of the massive 14,000+ peaks of the Rockies that he now calls home after a journey west in his 100hp Piper PA-11. 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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Aviation Regulation and Law
52Romeo 32 minutes ago View the latest post URGENT: Oregon landowners/airstrip owners testify Feb 19th
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1 ... ent/HB2038 Well it past, House bill 2038. To Oregon mall Zzz; Little John and Clipwagon. The owners of Lands Inn Tom & Carol, would like...
hotrod180 Today, 08:51am View the latest post WTB: Cessna 180
Go to 180/185 website. Expect to find lots of choices at around 80-100 grand. Noticed in your picture a Rans TW . If you want to stay in TW why not a "Super Stinson" with...
Around the Campfire
Pusher Today, 08:43am View the latest post Wrote a book. Want BCP members to have a crack at it.
I just finished reading your book. I greatly enjoyed it, although sometimes with a tear in my eyes. Thank's so much for making your book available to us.
Float flying
Cary Today, 08:32am View the latest post Rivers, ramps and new homes, oh my!
I've only ramped a seaplane once, in my first seaplane lesson in BC a couple of years ago--nice concrete ramp, and the airplane nicely glided up on the bow wave and sat down onto the...
Trip Reports
hotrod180 Today, 08:27am View the latest post Where did you fly today?
....Finally, after much traversing of desert and canyons, the Bacon Strip Ranch was found. And although only one other plane showed up that afternoon (weather in the LA Basin kept...
Video Gallery
tcj Today, 06:27am View the latest post Cubs
My Rotax two stroke gear drive prop rotates left hand. The nose turns right when the throttle is pushed in, when the tail comes up the nose turns right again, on climb out the nose...
Around the Campfire
IndoPilot Today, 05:14am View the latest post Air Pressure program on Discovery Channel
I think if you search for "Worst Place to be a Pilot" on YouTube it should come up. Channel 4 who commissioned the series obviously don't like them being available for free,...

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.