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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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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.

Airframes Alaska - Gear for winter flying and more

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GravityKnight 9 minutes ago View the latest post Deadliest Job Interview - Bush Pilot
Flying Wild Alaska was pretty good show overall minus some TV drama exaggeration (which is to be expected).
There were indeed some great crosswind landings! John Ponts was always entertaining...
GravityKnight 18 minutes ago View the latest post Hi from CO
Hi, also from CO (east of the Springs about 25ish miles)
Rented for a couple years before I bought. Went experimental and haven't looked back. I come from the car world, so being able...
Float flying
Cooperd0g 29 minutes ago View the latest post Factory Corrosion Protection
If one is interested in an older 182, 185, or 206 how can you tell if it came with the float kit/package and factory corrosion protection that?
Engines and Propellers
Pinecone Today, 15:25pm View the latest post Where to Send Crankcase for Overhaul
Divco may still be the premiere case overhauled, but it's worth some more research. Western Skyways failed to meet their promised schedule with me on a TSIO-520 in late 2014. Their...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
GumpAir Today, 14:04pm View the latest post Retracting flaps on landing
Ha Ha! Yup.
250 Yamaha to a Bultaco Pursang 250. Thought I was gonna splatter myself until I figured it out.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
marcusofcotton Today, 13:53pm View the latest post Bearhawk boys - Question on Placard

They don't define replica, mighty similar to a Pacer or Maule, but we know how they like to keep it narrow. After 2020, the NX... option will work because Proto 1 got it's a/w certificate...
Mojave Flyer Today, 12:03pm View the latest post Positive input - less bravado.

Off topic: Hammer, is the "Location" in your profile from the movie rocketeer??
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
AKJurnee Today, 11:23am View the latest post Cessna 170 door latch help
Ditto to what fshaw did, I fixed my C-140 latch for under $2 bucks. Just like in that photo.

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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.