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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Dan Bailey

    Adventure photographer Dan Bailey of Anchorage, Alaska is our fourth quarter featured photographer. Get to know the Colorado native and Cessna 120 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography in the North.

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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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Around the Campfire
Sidewinder Today, 00:14am View the latest post What's on your current playlist?
Nightmares on wax
Stereo MC's
You can be my wingman any time. Stereo MCs are awesome.
Talking about wingmen,, He's coming back for a second round in TG2
Fuck, I'm cool
Trip Reports
CamTom12 Yesterday, 23:10pm View the latest post CamTom12's Aerial Wanderings
I have an engine lift... but I'm a long flight away just to swap tires...
Haha! It'd be a fun trip though
Airports and Airstrips
Bdiazair Yesterday, 21:54pm View the latest post bdiazair's trip reports
Just a heads up, thanksgiving at the springs is an absolute zoo. There are several times a year when people descend on the springs with a pack mentality akin to burning man, and thanksgiving...
Trip Reports
CamTom12 Yesterday, 21:17pm View the latest post FiftynineSC's poorly documented Idaho trip
Sounds like a fun trip! Loved your pictures and looking forward to the extras you mentioned!
Engines and Propellers
A1Skinner Yesterday, 21:00pm View the latest post New Prop for C180
Any chance you know the difference between a C201 and 203 Rich?
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
fabricman Yesterday, 20:55pm View the latest post PPonk Engine Rebuild
Thanks, Brian. Great series. I have been interested in the P Ponk. Appreciate the detail.
Brian-StevesAircraft Yesterday, 20:44pm View the latest post Aluminum colored paint?
I painted the tops of a set of Cessna 140 rag wings with Stewart Systems metallic silver.... The fuselage is polished and I think it looks pretty good...
AKclimber Yesterday, 20:32pm View the latest post WTB Hydraulic wheel skis
What skis are approved for a 170B? I have a set of Fli-lite 3000 for my 180 that I would be willing to sell.
lancef53 at hotmail dot com
The Federal AWB 2500 are on the TC.
I'll research...

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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.