• Featured Trip Reports

    Flirting with mountains

    Pilot and author Garrett Fisher touches upon his flirtations with mountain flying, a voyeur of the massive 14,000+ peaks of the Rockies that he now calls home after a journey west in his 100hp Piper PA-11. Read More
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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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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Around the Campfire
Rob 7 minutes ago View the latest post Research thread for building SQ2 -BackcountryCub
Hi Kevin,
You're in for a ball!!! Unfortunately, converting my dirt strip to grass, and covering the hay barn up to double as an equipment / airplane storage in a pinch has put my...
Video Gallery
Rob 16 minutes ago View the latest post Cubs
My Rotax two stroke gear drive prop rotates left hand. The nose turns right when the throttle is pushed in, when the tail comes up the nose turns right again, on climb out the nose...
Quickdraw1 48 minutes ago View the latest post WTB: Cessna 180
Someone will get a good deal and it is not going to be you.
Aircraft Types
qmdv Today, 21:19pm View the latest post Time Capsule found on eBay
Now, for the big question...
Is that a good deal for the price?

If they made a new 210 it would be a lot more than a new 206. After you had it for a couple of years it would not...
Maintenance and Parts Support
Cary Today, 21:10pm View the latest post Chargers: Battery Minder vs Noco Genius
I claim absolutely no expertise, but here's my experience: I bought my airplane 11+ years ago, and it had a pretty new Gill in it. Because I had gotten in the habit of trickle charging...
Engines and Propellers
aktahoe1 Today, 20:16pm View the latest post Titan / Ace Performance Engines
Care to elaborate on the cracking? I have spoken to the two people I know with the engine and both are very happy with no problems. I believe there are only a couple planes out there...
Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

A Thousand Words

View more images like this in our A Thousand Words slideshow.

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.