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Learn about backcountry airports and off-airport operations from around the world.


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Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


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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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Aircraft Types
29singlespeed Yesterday, 21:43pm View the latest post Rans S-21 to debut at Oshkosh
I am definitely interested. Might have to inquire on a factory built one..
Aircraft Types
54c180 Yesterday, 20:27pm View the latest post C-180 aileron rigging
The reassembly of my 54'C180 is advancing ...
It was one year ago today that a twister flipped my aircraft while moored to anchor on floats. Having owned my 180 for 38 years, I could...
Aviation Regulation and Law
Prosaria Yesterday, 20:25pm View the latest post Landing on Federal, Tribal, or State lands in the US

As usual, except in Alaska.
I love this part!
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The Sporting Life
8GCBC Yesterday, 20:20pm View the latest post 2016.07.30 PA23 NTSB "Both engines QUIT" Fuel?
Piper PA23 lost, crew in Kona ocean over night...
Cervelorod Yesterday, 20:03pm View the latest post WTB: Early 180
I talked to a broker in Canada, and she said expect minimum of $4,000USD for the import process. Would be reasonable for a plane that I couldn't find in US, or a severally under priced...
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BKK Yesterday, 19:43pm View the latest post Oratex approved by the FAA
From their Facebook page:
ORATEX now approved in the US.
Yesterday, the FAA has sent us the first STC for the ORATEX approval in the United States. This is really good news for all...

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Bush Flying Library

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