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    Going North!

    Your dream trip from the Lower 48 starts at the 49th parallel-- Learn what's special about flying to points north through Canada. 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.

Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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Accident Analysis
ExperimentalAviator 22 minutes ago View the latest post Creswell, OR PA-28 missing NOW FOUND; CRASHED
Said day for the family and friends...
Crashed on Mt.Tom 9 miles east of Haarrisburg and a post crash fire.
http://www.kezi.com/news/Downed_Airplan ... ounty.html
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
albravo 26 minutes ago View the latest post It's a start, anyway...
Add my drool to the other piles already listed.
Beautiful plane, great job!
The Sporting Life
8GCBC 28 minutes ago View the latest post 2015.04.21 Kona
The excitement and horror for the morning...
https://www.backcountrypilot.org/community/forum/latest/wasps-tearing-aluminum-can-17174
Engines and Propellers
gt-401 33 minutes ago View the latest post Big Bore 1484 cc conversion for Rotax 912S
I just thought I would throw in an update on the zipper bigbore kits. Hal Stockman and BTV came down to Llano and cleaned up in the STOLE contest with their high compression zippers....
Community
8GCBC 36 minutes ago View the latest post Maule and Pacer pilots in the Portland OR area
Think about a Scout too..
You are welcome to stop by Newport in the beginning of June. Also, will be getting a pitot static check in Corvallis on 8-June and flying straight to Vancouver...
Accident Analysis
CamTom12 45 minutes ago View the latest post Bent Metal @ Clear Creek International
I loved that video! Looked like a great day!
Around the Campfire
175 magnum Today, 17:12pm View the latest post Hasting Field on North Pender Island
It was an insider deal to talk to the new potential owners as the deal is not completed yet. It seems there are complications that need to be sorted out so we have to wait and see.
The...
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.