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    The Wrangell Mountain Skyboys

    In a time before radio navigation, detailed charts, and reliable engines, the frontiersman of the sky helped blaze the way for aviation and exploration in Alaska. 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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Trip Reports
DrifterDriver 31 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?
noodles had her first play in the Clarence Valley today, nothing special, just drake international, homestead and Little Italy but will have more fun this weekend. went for a burn down...
Pinecone Yesterday, 23:26pm View the latest post Cessna 180/185 rudder aileron interconnect
Very useful information! Thank you. My 185 spends time on floats, but when on wheels, cross controlling to lineup with the centerline for a crosswind landing takes a significant physical...
Video Gallery
wannabe Yesterday, 23:21pm View the latest post Anyone know where this was filmed?
I will try to give a better opinion when I can.
For now I will say it looks like a couple of sandbags thrown at us here.
Flying "style" is very reminiscent of some east of...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
m_moyle Yesterday, 22:29pm View the latest post Can i use plumbers antifreeze to de-ice?
Everclear in a spray bottle goes a long way... Use a little in the evening....to much and you won't have enough to de-ice in the morning......then again the morning after head ache,...
Trip Reports
bart Yesterday, 22:02pm View the latest post Bart's Flight Log
What lens/lenses did you get with your camera?
Thanks again.
Just the "kit lens" for now. 18-55MM 2.8-4 zoom lens. I think the next will be the 55-200mm zoom (telephoto?)lens,...
Photography and videography
mtv Yesterday, 21:15pm View the latest post ND filter
There are different "densities" of ND filters. Use the least dark grade that does the job. I experienced "jello effect" with a Go Pro, and fixed it by going to...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Gunny Yesterday, 19:55pm View the latest post C-180A Refurb project
Congrats!!! I cant imaging taking that much time on a project.

Thanks ya'll... Greg you can only say that because you did way more than I did! You are my guru!

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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.