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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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Around the Campfire
Cannon Yesterday, 23:03pm View the latest post Citizens for Quiet Skies vs Mile-Hi Skydiving
Noise expert's findings and FAA's views on noise complaints, including data that 52% of 1600 complaints were made by a single person: http://www.timescall.com/longmont-local ... ?source=pk
CapnMike Yesterday, 22:09pm View the latest post The Useful Load Challenge
Do not go gently into the night. Rage. Rage against the dying of the light.
THIS. Great post, S-12.
Video Gallery
CapnMike Yesterday, 22:03pm View the latest post STOL at Oshkosh 2014
Wow, what a great video! Really neat seeing all those guys there and the reactions of the crowds, too. All they were missing was a couple of smoke bombs... hehehe
Aircraft Types
coloradokevbot Yesterday, 21:45pm View the latest post Skyhoppers - recommendation?
Head over to Elite and try to get in touch with Larry Duane. He has a Husky now but used to have a 180 in AK. I did my primary training with him in our family Pacer.
Accident Analysis
mtv Yesterday, 21:20pm View the latest post Crash at Upper Loon Creek, Challis, ID
Now that the PTS calls for acceleration in ground effect to Vx or Vy as appropriate, I wonder if the test pilot establishing new POH data will use liftoff into ground effect or...
Aviation Regulation and Law
mtv Yesterday, 21:16pm View the latest post Islands in the stream...
Here's a link to who operates the dams: http://www.cbr.washington.edu/hydro
Note that the Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for managing much of that river. I'd start by contacting...
Engines and Propellers
denalipilot Yesterday, 18:23pm View the latest post C-85 pistons in an O-300
As a former O-300A/ C-170B owner, I met guy here in Alaska who had done this with his O-300/ C170B, and so I was pretty interested to get his opinion. The only downside he indicated...
Trip Reports
sc3cm Yesterday, 17:46pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?

That placard pretty much sums it up!

A Thousand Words

View more images like this in our A Thousand Words slideshow.

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.