• Pilot Spotlights

    Photo pilot: Six questions with Dan Bailey

    Adventure photographer Dan Bailey of Anchorage, Alaska is our fourth quarter featured photographer. Get to know the Colorado native and Cessna 120 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography in the North.

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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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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
N-Jacko 18 minutes ago View the latest post Landing site evaluation
ZZZ, of course you can. This is my home field, but I ought to warn that the sky isn't always that color
Oregon180 20 minutes ago View the latest post PSA: Fluff Muffs -- Handmade Wool Microphone Muffs!
Bunch of orders went out today!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Around the Campfire
Rezrider 28 minutes ago View the latest post Thanksgiving
Happy thanksgiving to you too Gary, it's a community like this that allows us to meet great folks like you.
Trip Reports
N-Jacko 40 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Sorry about that, I think I've cured it, but not sure. I couldn't find that setting in Google drive, but might have fixed it in Picasa web...
Anyway, happy Thanksgiving to all, with...
Engines and Propellers
hotrod180 51 minutes ago View the latest post New Prop for C180
Here's a couple links with some good McCauley c/s info. Page 18 of the first link has a breakdown of what the McCauley model number represents.
Products, Gear, and Technology
gbflyer 59 minutes ago View the latest post EFIS Redundancy
With these new EarthX batteries, having 2 is not a big deal. Easiest way to have a redundant system with no steam is to have dual EFIS. If you are truly doing IFR with glass only,...
Around the Campfire
slowhawk Today, 10:18am View the latest post What's on your current playlist?
Slowhawk, that was killer!
I hadn't heard of Tab Benoit, I'll be looking into more of his stuff!
I hadn't either, just caught him while listening to blues on Pandora, really like his...
Aircraft Types
hotrod180 Today, 10:17am View the latest post Flying & owning a Maule Long wing vs Cesna 180
.... the good stories are the calls. Imagine the amount of call's I have had with sixty airplanes sold. I logged over 55 calls on one airplane this year........." I had a call...

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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.