• Featured Bush Planes

    A better than new Cessna 170

    Of all the classic airplanes we wish were still newly manufactured, the Cessna 170B would be near the top of the list. John Nielsen tells his story of how he rescued a nearly abandoned aircraft and made it better than new. Read More
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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
twflyer Today, 04:21am View the latest post Need help selecting a GPS unit!
There is a used 796 on barnstormers for $1,200. Just search "Garmin 796".
akgreg Yesterday, 23:12pm View the latest post Desser 31 x 11 x 10 tires
Spoke with the Desser rep for quite some time at the Airman's Show this weekend about these tires and what the wheel options are. The only thing out there at the moment are the Gar...
Trip Reports
Flyhound Yesterday, 21:53pm View the latest post Copalis Spring kick-off
I know Tom D, but wasn't with him yesterday. I flew my Maule in from Port Townsend. I didn't stay at the beach for long because of other commitments, but I enjoyed what little time...
onefitty Yesterday, 21:24pm View the latest post Went off and done it...
Nice plane, I'm sure you will enjoy it! Hard to beat the $$ vs fun with a 152 and it'll get you 90% of the places a 180 will
Trip Reports
Oregon180 Yesterday, 20:10pm View the latest post Flying with RobW56
That's awesome, Rob! Great pictures, too!
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motoadve Yesterday, 17:18pm View the latest post Copalis beach Flyin
Yesterday went to Copalis flyin in WA, a legal beach airport, very cool, lots of airplanes and great fun.This is a great country !!!
Around the Campfire
onefitty Yesterday, 17:13pm View the latest post Photo thread: Ramp Mummies
Nice 150 Mr Hotrod! A 180 always feels so solid and easy after flying my 150TD...
Yep, the Cirrus Red adds a guaranteed 5 knots and drops fuel burn a couple litres as well! I highly...
Float flying
Halestorm Yesterday, 16:59pm View the latest post new to group
Well since I don't have the experience of thousands of float hours I took one of my pilot friends with me to test fly the old 182 on edos yesterday
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A Thousand Words

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Dan Bailey

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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