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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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Products, Gear, and Technology
Oregon180 45 minutes ago View the latest post TSO Headsets - Yes or No ?
Restrictions such as these must be why the B777-EX kit and the 2-week "Build-A-Boeing" program are gaining so much traction.
Aircraft Types
180Marty 48 minutes ago View the latest post Maule Hauls
Another great "read".
Trip Reports
CamTom12 Today, 11:38am View the latest post Alaska to Alabama in 2015
Was Lemongrass open when you were here? It was always our favorite. Strange, but the best Thai food I've ever had is in Fairbanks!
Disclaimer: I've never been to Thailand.
CamTom12 Today, 11:27am View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Cool video! I like that effect!
Products, Gear, and Technology
8GCBC Today, 11:04am View the latest post 2015.07.03 Gear that you don't find at WalMart (yet)
please turn up the volume when viewing the above video, it was windy during recording
SKYLANEDAVE Today, 11:03am View the latest post seat rollers
If you have the early steel seat frames, they are pretty easily bent (or more likely) remove an existing bend to remove the play at the rollers
Around the Campfire
marcusofcotton Today, 10:21am View the latest post Who is going to Oshkosh?
I'll be driving in Sunday, camping at Relleumdats campground directly west of the Ultralight Barn. Pulling out Wednesday morning for New Holstein, then departing late toward NW Wisconsin...
Mister701 Today, 10:16am View the latest post Now I'm also an owner!
Have you seen this: Jim Younkin's "Mystery Pacer"
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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.