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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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Around the Campfire
Drillerdave Today, 05:50am View the latest post First plane for a new pilot
First of all thanks for all the replies. Luckily time is one thing I do have . I work a 2 week on 2 week off schedule so planning around weather wouldn't be a huge issue . I have a...
shortfielder Today, 05:31am View the latest post WTB 26" Alaska Bushwheels
I am looking for a good pair of used 26" Alaska Bushwheels for my 170.
Thanks Gary
Around the Campfire
steve Today, 05:24am View the latest post FAA PPL then convert to Canadian?
I have both US and Canadian license's. It was just a matter of taking a simple test when getting the Canadian ticket, as I already had the US one (there are just a few differences...
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Today, 04:33am View the latest post Australia Hervey Bay, QLD to Moree, NSW (CHG#1)
We should catch up again while your iver here again ted, kirra is only an hour up the road
We would love that! Just didn't want to wear out the welcome. I will call when we cross the...
Video Gallery
Ultralights Today, 02:02am View the latest post Argentina flying!
That is the smoothest video I have ever seen. Looked gyro stabilize. No "waves" either.
Tell us your setup?
maybe it just doesnt go fast enough to vibrate anything ??
The Sporting Life
Zzz Yesterday, 23:05pm View the latest post TR: Bangin' steel in the Idaho desert
Z, have you tried any 175gr Federal Gold Medal ammo in your Savage 10? You might really like the results at distances over 600. I would send you a box if it was legal to put in the...
Around the Campfire
DrifterDriver Yesterday, 22:54pm View the latest post Happy Birthday to me!

That november- january period is your winter isnt it? Not such a good time you think?
Right. We get some nice mid-winter days that are perfect for flying, but you might as well buy...
Maintenance and Parts Support
Cary Yesterday, 22:21pm View the latest post Best Cessna Door and Window Seal
My airplane had new door seals and baggage door seals when I bought her 11 years ago--no idea what brand--which made the doors a bit hard to close for awhile. They're much easier now,...

A Thousand Words

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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.