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    Going North!

    Your dream trip from the Lower 48 starts at the 49th parallel-- Learn what's special about flying to points north through Canada. 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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Latest forum activity

Barnstormer 10 minutes ago View the latest post Let the 185 mods begin (again)
Willie Stene sent me some pics last night of the progress. The 185 will be done end of next week but that's cutting it too close to the Texas STOL Roundup for me to go pick her up until...
Around the Campfire
TradeCraft 35 minutes ago View the latest post FAA PPL then convert to Canadian?
Not sure on your country of citizenship, but here is some useful info on non-citizen requirements for training in the US.
http://www.aopa.org/Pilot-Resources/Fli ... t-Training
Engines and Propellers
whee 38 minutes ago View the latest post MT 2 Blade VS. McCauley
Can't remember if I've asked this: how does a MT respond to being outside all the time? A while back I was looking at MTs but decided since my plane will be outside I should stick with...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Zzz 39 minutes ago View the latest post Whee's Bearhawk Project...progress.
Can't go wrong with a GSD although I love all dogs some owners on the other hand...
Z, those tabs are for the door formers/sills. Think it was last year Bob came out with an engineering...
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Halestorm Today, 12:00pm View the latest post I ARE NOW AN "A & P"
Products, Gear, and Technology
175 magnum Today, 11:51am View the latest post Panel - Ultimate in Light Weight
I believe it starts out life as iLevil but when stuff goes sideways it becomes LiL Evil.
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175 magnum Today, 11:44am View the latest post Discovery Channel and the Gravel Bar Cowboys
That is a one of a kind designed by the owner and powered by at Rotek? radial.
sburg58 Today, 11:32am View the latest post FS: 108-3 Floatplane 250hp
From the colors you must be a Husky fan, here in Cougar country, I would have to repaint it! I have a 108-2 (Coug color) with a Lyc O360 it gets off great, can only imagine what 250hp...

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.