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    Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective

    Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.

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Backcountry destinations

Learn about backcountry airports and off-airport operations from around the world.


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Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


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Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

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Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Around the Campfire
HighCountryIdaho 34 minutes ago View the latest post It boggles the mind...
That's funny .... you can't even say it's genetics. My 17 year old son only cares about flying when it pertains to going fishing somewhere remote. He really doesn't care! In fact, last...
Trip Reports
UngaWunga 37 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Wife caught some pictures as we we're coming back from our camping trip. She was too scared to snap any on our landing going up there.
Aircraft Types
Sierra Victor 37 minutes ago View the latest post Maule Tips
He's not interested in an older plane.
He spends most of his time flying around McCall. His 182 is now worth more than he paid for it and he's thinking he can bank $100k and buy a...
Light Sport Aircraft and Ultralights
WWhunter Today, 19:56pm View the latest post Super Legend
Actually the RANS S-20 Raven, S-7S, and the Kitfox S7 Super Sport are very high on MY list. There are a couple of other designs I am looking at but these 3, plus the cub clones, are...
Around the Campfire
Bagarre Today, 18:29pm View the latest post Alaska vacation ideas?
A good friend of mine that has been up there a few times on vacation (DenaliPilot, Shane says hi) said I should consider a longer cruise for my first trip for the simplicity of everything...
Zzz Today, 13:58pm View the latest post Thank you to the BCP supporters
I've updated the original post in this thread to show all of our current supporters.
I want to thank and provide a little recognition for everyone who has supported BCP with advertising...
qmdv Today, 12:14pm View the latest post Morgan County, Utah Tri Pacer/Pacer Guy
A few years back I was at Morgan County airport in Utah. It is up the canyon from Ogden. I talked to a guy that was recovering a Pacer in his hangar. He had a lot of Pacer and Tri...
Airports and Airstrips
gptc Today, 11:55am View the latest post Gravely Valley Work Crew Needed, Sep 12/13 2015
Going to try and make it Friday night.

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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.

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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.