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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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Barnstormer 3 minutes ago View the latest post CO, ID, WY, MT, AK ???
...One suggestion on the hangar, make sure you build it big enough to fit at least 2 airplanes in it...
For sure. Definitely when I bring the wife up we’ll come in the 185 so we can...
Light Sport Aircraft and Ultralights
175 magnum 7 minutes ago View the latest post Can you guess what these are for?
And here I thought they were notches to put your arrows in. I figured the main parts of the system were removed but when it was fully operational you could shoot rabbits forward and...
Around the Campfire
IncipientSpin 47 minutes ago View the latest post Elk City Trajedy
That's terrible news!
I was actually looking to stop there this summer on a CDA trip. Hopefully insurance is an option?
Trip Reports
DrifterDriver Today, 02:59am View the latest post Alaska to Alabama in 2015
Well mate cant help you with the route, unless you detour via australia i can offer a bed for a night, but stay safe and dont push it, no dead line is worth endagering yourself or more...
Zzz Yesterday, 22:38pm View the latest post FS: Cessna wing tip
Original aluminum wing tip from early 100 series. Nice shape. $150+shipping
Around the Campfire
Tom Yesterday, 21:26pm View the latest post PBY on sandbar.
It disgusts me.
mtv Yesterday, 21:08pm View the latest post Who is going to Oshkosh?
Lots of smoke in the Dakotas today from fires in Saskatchewan. Hope the wind switches before the big show starts.
Cary gives good advice....download and print the Notam and take it...

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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.