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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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Maintenance and Parts Support
8GCBC 20 minutes ago View the latest post 2015.07.05.KONP Amphib MLG bearing OH
Small crack in lining, may need to replace...
Note: 66-111 was changed...
Video Gallery
fiftynineSC 24 minutes ago View the latest post Rutted , narrow ,short jungle strip !
Not sure of the availability, but if you have access to a horse or a mule (or suitable livestock) that can provide the power. It's amazing how small of parts a plow/harrow/roll can...
Around the Campfire
rw2 34 minutes ago View the latest post Who is going to Oshkosh?
and my personal dislike of corn on the cob (yeah, heresy, I know).
I had no idea people like you existed and now I've learned of two in as many days. lol!
My midwestern sweet corn yesterday...
Trip Reports
Nizina 35 minutes ago View the latest post Mt. Bona - I think I need a GoPro
I went flying off of Benard Glacier and turned up toward Mt. Bona and tried to capture the splendor with my hand held iphone -- crude. Mt Bona is a 16,600 peak in the St. Elias mountains...
Around the Campfire
mtv Today, 07:55am View the latest post To Self Insure or Buy It
I went without hull coverage for many years in Alaska due to the cost of insurance for my operation (seaplane and flight instructing). I could have walked away if I'd had a big loss,...
Products, Gear, and Technology
cbfraser Today, 07:54am View the latest post Android/Garmin Pilot
try http://fltplan.com - good winds aloft flight planning, free and has Canadian VNC charts - also on IOS
Around the Campfire
Oregon180 Today, 00:02am View the latest post British Columbia Pilots Association
This is fantastic! Thanks for setting this up. BC has a ton of hidden treasures.
Products, Gear, and Technology
TomD Yesterday, 21:22pm View the latest post Apple iOS 8.3 update is resolved with the iOS 8.4
The garmin GLO firmware update didn't work on my iPad 2, and according to foreflight only worked on Apple devices with a lightning connector.
Odd, worked perfectly on mine, but then...

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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

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.