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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.

CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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Video Gallery
RanchPilot 32 minutes ago View the latest post Video: Fun in the Nevada Sun
Topaz. It was a perfect morning and we had it all to ourselves.
Accident Analysis
Bonanza Man 34 minutes ago View the latest post Bent Metal @ Clear Creek International

This whole question of airstrip owner liability, since that was a sub-thread in many of the comments, isn't easy to answer. In some states (again remembering that I'm not conversant...
Around the Campfire
GumpAir 37 minutes ago View the latest post Wingsuit Reentry Back Into A Porter!
You say nutso like it's a bad thing.....
Engines and Propellers
Battson 40 minutes ago View the latest post Aggressive LOP power settings -540
What are the highest Lean of Peak power settings you guys are comfortable using in the big 6 engines, specifically the Lycoming guys?
I have started out never above 23" and 2300...
Trip Reports
JDW 47 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?
I was leaving Healy Wednesday afternoon when a stationair or a 182 coming through from McKinley pulled up beside me and talked for a bit then he blasted on into Fairbanks, left me...
Engines and Propellers
Battson Today, 19:53pm View the latest post Flying a Big Engine At Low Power
As long as you're leaned properly for the power setting, I don't see why it would be a problem. You hear concerns of plug fouling or temps not being high enough, but these are functions...
flyingzebra Today, 19:44pm View the latest post FS: 1954 PA-18 150
I actually meant useable load. Sorry. Thinking about this. A SC is on the must have someday list.
flyingzebra Today, 18:56pm View the latest post FS: Maule Rosen visors etc
FS, The sun shades are still available too.
CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

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.