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    Pilot's guide to portable shelters

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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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rfinkle 57 minutes ago View the latest post Fuel flow transducer with Pponk engine
THANKS, to all of you who responded. Your input gave me confidence and I completed the install today. Yeah, it took much more fuel line than I expected but it fits pretty closely...
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Today, 19:36pm View the latest post 2016.07.28.PM Big Is. Getting bigger, Kilauea erupting
The Big Island volcano Kilauea is erupting a little bit more than usual. The volcano is about 600,000 years old. Great place for a formidable hike..people standing/sitting on the...
Around the Campfire
A1Skinner Today, 19:33pm View the latest post Kids & Planes picture thread
This little girl loves airplanes and flying!
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
A1Skinner Today, 19:23pm View the latest post Short takeoff technique
There you have it folks, AOPA says it's a myth.
(starts at 7:10)
Well, there you have it.
We should get him to do a video using...
Trip Reports
Battson Today, 19:12pm View the latest post SQ2'n in Alaska
Good to see those "tundra tires" on some actual tundra!
Terry Today, 18:50pm View the latest post FS: '65 C180H
I bet most of our old planes haven't been weighed in decades. Unless you have just rebuilt your plane with weight savings in mind, I'm not sure why you would want to put it on scales?
Products, Gear, and Technology
8GCBC Today, 18:45pm View the latest post Personal safety equipment (What's in your vest?)
InReach by Delorme, in my opinion, is the most amazing device for World travel since the magnetic compass!
The company is on steroids or something. The features are endless and easy...
M6RV6 Today, 14:23pm View the latest post iPad Cooling Mount
Yea can't believe I missed that. In too much of a hurry to get on with phone conversations about next year's Texas STOL Roundup.

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Bush Flying Library

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