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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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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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Airports and Airstrips
idair 19 minutes ago View the latest post Fly-in day-hikes from BOI?
What are some of the best best fly-in hiking excursions from Boise, ID? Is there anything extremely noteworthy, special, or otherwise great that earth-bound friends just don't have...
Aviation Regulation and Law
Grassstrippilot 32 minutes ago View the latest post RAF to Collaborate with USFS and BLM

The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) brought two major initiatives to fruition on a mid-March trip to Washington, D.C.. RAF President John McKenna and Public Lands Director...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
contactflying Today, 18:17pm View the latest post Density Altitude - Straight talk
This was a good explanation of how math, charts, and diagrams can help pilots get a general idea of what to expect from their aircraft in high density altitude situations. Its limitation...
Aircraft Types
whee Today, 18:03pm View the latest post Storch Moose and Africa mission
I'm biased but the Bearhawk would fit your needs. You can set the gross to 2700lbs and have lots of useful. The O540 can burn E10 fuel if you ensure the fuel system is compatible, use...
Maintenance and Parts Support
RockHopper Today, 16:47pm View the latest post piper muffler AD.. there for a reason i guess
You get what you pay for! Knisley or Acorn are built to last.
Products, Gear, and Technology
qmdv Today, 16:02pm View the latest post Secondary radio options or recommendations?
I just removed a King KY97A from my 182 when I upgraded my panel. It was working great and is on E-BAY.
whee Today, 15:46pm View the latest post Panel - Ultimate in Light Weight
It can be primary in a experimental. They said they have lots of customers that have made it their primary.
Bonanza Man Today, 13:40pm View the latest post Delorme Inreach users, have a ?

Both statements are true. The default handshake is twenty minutes, but if you are sending tracking points every ten (or two or one) then it also checks for messages when it sends the...

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.