• Featured Bush Planes

    The Prototype

    It's been more than a year since the last update on the innovative prototype DoubleEnder. Ride along in the cockpit with designer Alec Wild as we're treated to a demo ride in this forward-thinking twin-engine bush plane.

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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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Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
gptc 14 minutes ago View the latest post PPonk Engine Rebuild
182 will take you "almost" everywhere! Great aircraft. Had one for 10 years.
Just stay away from the soft stuff. That nose wheel is a bitch. 6 tail wheelers landed here and...
Aircraft Types
gptc 19 minutes ago View the latest post 1956 182 bush options
Congrats. I looked at that plane when I was hunting. Very nice!
8GCBC Today, 00:10am View the latest post (EBO) Experimental Bush Options

...No, I was talking about the other really not-nice group of people that had been associated with Landers a while back, holding witchcraft covens and burning goats and all that...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Karmutzen Yesterday, 23:37pm View the latest post Update: What kneeboard to get for iPads & More?
Ram Tab-Tight on a wood wedge to improve viewing angle, attached to a simple aluminum square with a velcro strap around my (right) leg. The aluminum square used to be a plate holder...
Video Gallery
EZFlap Yesterday, 23:32pm View the latest post Playing with One's Johnson...

Which was precisely the point behind my previous comments on the "need" for an EZ Flap.
Whew... Thanks, Mike. I was beginning to think my watch was slow.
Zane, I guess...
Ski Flying
8GCBC Yesterday, 23:08pm View the latest post Almost That Time of Year...
You are the full on Dude! Major stoke! That's what I want to do (when I grow up ).
Where was that? Is it a recent video?
Around the Campfire
Zenithguy Yesterday, 22:12pm View the latest post Where did you NOT fly today??
That's a cool jeep!
Thanks, '79 CJ7 with modified 360, a simple workhorse that gets it done. The folding windshield is a must for me.
Trip Reports
Magnet Yesterday, 21:28pm View the latest post Fry Canyon, UT74
Jan an d Mike,
A change in plans. Im flying to La Garita Saturday morning and will visit come of the back country strips in that area until Monday.
Wanted to get down to Mineral Canyon...

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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.