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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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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Around the Campfire
Cary 6 minutes ago View the latest post Autopilots and Technology
Three years ago, I paid $15 K for my 430W and a PS Engineering 6000B audio panel, including a new encoder, biennial transponder and pitot-static check, with a plug-in for audio extras...
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Cary 25 minutes ago View the latest post NASA Tests ELTs and Demonstrates Cessna Gear Strength
Gosh, I haven't landed that hard in quite awhile!
It surely does remind us how important shoulder harnesses are--and yet, people will still pay plenty of money for other things instead.
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Tom 27 minutes ago View the latest post PBY on sandbar.
http://www.fox10tv.com/story/29471549/w ... ing-effort
Looks like someone f'd up. It was floating at the barge...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Cary 34 minutes ago View the latest post Phillips vs. Aeroshell
FWIW, when my engine guy built my Lycoming O-360 engine 11 years ago, his recommendation then was Aeroshell 80 in the winter and Aeroshell 100 in the summer. My IA agrees. I asked about...
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Cary 50 minutes ago View the latest post Who is going to Oshkosh?
I'll be leaving Alaska heading that direction the end of next week. My flight planning is done, just have to finish up some TLC on the old bird. It's been 22 years since I have been...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Cary Today, 17:39pm View the latest post TSO Headsets - Yes or No ?
...Smack the mic about four times and yell louder...
It's a wonder we have any hearing left at all. How the hell did we communicate like that.
You have hearing left? Really?
I said,...
Cary Today, 17:36pm View the latest post A couple of BCP Announcements in order...???
Congrats to both you guys! And soon, the REAL adventure of life begins!
I just had the shotgun talk with my son yesterday--his daughter, my grand-daughter (the prettiest little girl...
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1:1 Scale Today, 17:22pm View the latest post Cirrus CAPS History
I think the parachute is as much about brilliant marketing as anything. I'd venture to guess that most people that fly Cirruses (Cirri?) are married men, and what can make the spouse...

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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.