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    The Wrangell Mountain Skyboys

    In a time before radio navigation, detailed charts, and reliable engines, the frontiersman of the sky helped blaze the way for aviation and exploration in Alaska. Read More
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Destinations

Backcountry destinations

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

Aircraft

Backcountry aircraft

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

Pilots

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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Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
HawkRT Today, 10:01am View the latest post Bearhawk 134RT Build
Yeah, we looked at different ways to mount the cooler... it seemed the most sturdy/clean way to install it. This is also a Vans cooler plenum mount kit, cooler when filled with oil...
Around the Campfire
deckofficer Today, 09:52am View the latest post Air Park living on the cheap
Flyhound, you have found heaven. Is your new home in the same rain shadow as Sequim? Diamond Point air park is in that shadow and real close to your new home. Do you also enjoy boating...
Photography and videography
Flyhound Today, 09:42am View the latest post ND filter
Hey Rez: I've got ND2, ND4 & ND8 filters (light, darker and darkest) for varying light conditions, but I almost never use anything other than my circular polarizer now. It is about...
Community
hotrod180 Today, 09:23am View the latest post Impromptu NORCAL West Circuit flying tomorrow
MCH, dunno if I've asked before, but did your C170 used to belong to a guy in Salt Lake City?
Matt(?), flew for an airline?
Trip Reports
Renegade Today, 08:37am View the latest post SQ2'n around
Awesome video Phil.
Is that Duke Silver on the sax?
Around the Campfire
denalipilot Today, 08:26am View the latest post Garmin buys DeLorme (InReach)
No time to post links, but saw the press release this am.
8GCBC- Shaka brother! Heading out Maui dawn patrol right now.
-DP
Video Gallery
ExperimentalAviator Today, 08:23am View the latest post Adam's First Flight In A Light Plane
Thanks, Adam is originally from Texas and sat in planes before so he had the bug but it's just
now bit him.
I've gotta' say with the way it felt to make the flight happen I can only...
Modifications
fiftynineSC Today, 05:46am View the latest post Cessna 180/185 rudder aileron interconnect
Bill, you will not need any parts to remove either the aileron rudder interconnect or the rudder centering kit. You will just be removing parts which were added. If you don't have...

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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.