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    Survival vest philosophy

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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.

Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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Latest forum activity

flattie45 36 minutes ago View the latest post Increasing the gross Wt on a 1960 C-180
Here's something to think about-
if you find an STC to increase the gross weight without any aerodynamic changes (wing extensions, cuffs, etc), I think that it would fly like an overweight...
Regional/Area Information
8GCBC Today, 21:37pm View the latest post Mid December trip from AL to NW WA
Hey Mr. 8GCBC - those are not average December pictures for the Oregon Coast. Don't get caught doing false advertising!
(Pictures removed, not Winter WX)
I am afraid you are correct....
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
8GCBC Today, 21:33pm View the latest post PPonk Engine Rebuild

There is absolutely no room to work on the back of this engine... Tight to the firewall.....
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
Flyhound Today, 21:17pm View the latest post Conspiracy Theory about Dutch Rolls
The etiology of the aerodynamic oscillation called a Dutch Roll comes from very early in aviation. In 1916, aeronautical engineer Jerome C. Hunsaker published the following quote:...
Brian-StevesAircraft Today, 21:10pm View the latest post Moving an STC Between Aircraft
Stinson got moved into the corner of the maintenance shop today... Will be pulling the Franklin...
Airports and Airstrips
Bdiazair Today, 20:04pm View the latest post bdiazair's trip reports
landing and taking off from chicken this last sunday. The beginning is a little long.. sorry. its my first video edit.
Aircraft Types
Rezrider Today, 19:40pm View the latest post Flying & owning a Maule Long wing vs Cesna 180
I like Andy's input here, fair and accurate in my opinion.
Each to his own, be happy with what you got!
Engines and Propellers
GravityKnight Today, 19:35pm View the latest post Big Bore 1484 cc conversion for Rotax 912S
Yea thats a pretty good up ramp... can see what your talking about there

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CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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.