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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Alex Wells

    Gentleman Husky pilot and globetrotter Alex Wells is our latest featured photographer. Get to know the Bend, Oregon resident a little better to learn how he brings to life his aerial landscape and candid photography.

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Backcountry destinations

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

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Backcountry aircraft

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

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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.

Airframes Alaska - Gear for winter flying and more

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Around the Campfire
lancef53 5 minutes ago View the latest post Putting the airplane cartoon to work
Very cool! Where did you get it made?
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
DeltaRomeo 13 minutes ago View the latest post Bearhawk Build in NV
I have a question for Bearhawk builders: With as many similarities that the Bearhawk airframe shares with Maule, how many parts might be interchangeable? Such as the oleo struts;...
Aircraft Types
ed4020 37 minutes ago View the latest post Airtractor 502 POH and MM
Hello Contact,
I have not, I may go ahead and do that though. You gave me a copy of your book 8 years ago when I was getting ready to head overseas for mission work and money was tight...
Accident Analysis
mghallen 38 minutes ago View the latest post Midair near Bethel, AK
No word yet, I know people there too.
Regions and areas
chrispo Today, 17:32pm View the latest post Idaho Flying amidst the Wildfires
I've been watching the ever-growing Pioneer fire TFR over Idaho from a distance here in Texas, wondering if anyone's flying who doesn't have to these days.
The webcams at Smiley Creek...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Easy Riser Today, 17:13pm View the latest post Where to buy ground anchors?
I started searching some time ago thinking there had to be something like a duckbill anchor that could be removed fairly easily. This is what I have found and have been using.
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Aircraft Types
BTV Today, 16:11pm View the latest post The Mighty Cessna 140...
If you get tired of looking at flat ground before you get to NM drop by Palo Duro Canyon just SE of Amarillo. Nothing compared to the mountains you are headed to but a cool spot that...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
mtv Today, 15:15pm View the latest post Ag/taxi/fire pilot advice wanted
Ten or so years ago, the requirement for flying SEAT for the feds included agricultural application experience. That's obviously changed, which is good, for the reasons noted above....
Airframes Alaska - Grizzly Claw ski brake

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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

Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer, Alex Wells.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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