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    Pilot's guide to portable shelters

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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.

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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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Products, Gear, and Technology
8GCBC Yesterday, 22:13pm View the latest post Personal safety equipment (What's in your vest?)
I also carry a life straw in my vest, Pretty inexpensive tool to reduce the risk of getting sick from drinking dirty water in an emergency situation.
Never seen one... but after reading...
Trip Reports
Tom Yesterday, 20:24pm View the latest post Keeping Up With Crzyivan13- PA,NY,VT,NH,ME
Next time plan to stay a little longer!
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
flyingzebra Yesterday, 19:25pm View the latest post vfr into imc - question
I experienced the death spiral, deliberately, in a full motion simulator. The disconnect between my butt and my eyes was amazing. I can't imagine being suddenly faced with trying to...
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CamTom12 Yesterday, 19:11pm View the latest post Blackrock's Video Page
Loving your videos, please keep posting them!
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
Bdiazair Yesterday, 18:40pm View the latest post Garmin G5 now stc'd
The Garmin G5 is now stc'd for many aircraft, this looks like a very nice backup unit.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
kygreen229 Yesterday, 18:11pm View the latest post 1955 Cessna 170B rebuild
Here is the nose bowl, working on getting the lower to match up properly,...
Accident Analysis
Bdiazair Yesterday, 18:09pm View the latest post Seaplane Stall-Spin into Connecticut House- VIDEO
Very lucky to have survived that, I bet the house absorbed a lot of energy.

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Bush Flying Library

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